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We found 8 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Platinum 500/Tampa Bay HUMx near Trinity, FL.

Dr. Talal Faris, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1815 A Healthcare Drive; Building 5
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Talal Faris' area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Faris (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. His clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Faris is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx's residency program. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Najam Javeed, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4740 Mile Stretch Drive
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Najam Javeed is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Holiday, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Javeed (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. He is especially interested in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and carotid ultrasound. He graduated from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and then he performed his residency at Jersey City Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Dr. Pritesh Nandu Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1838 Healthcare Drive; Building 2 Unit 2
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Pritesh Patel is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Dr. Patel has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Tarak Suman Choksi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1838 Healthcare Drive; Building 2
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Tarak Choksi practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Lutz, FL and Trinity, FL. Dr. Choksi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. His areas of expertise include diabetes, obesity, and heart problems. Dr. Choksi is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. After completing medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, Dr. Choksi performed his residency at New York Methodist Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Skin Issues, Hernia, Echocardiogram, Acid Reflux

Dr. Udayabhasker Gangapuram Gangapuram Reddy, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4807 Us Highway 19; Suite 201
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Udayabhasker Reddy's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Reddy's areas of expertise include diabetes and geriatric health. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at Osmania Medical College and residency at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx and Gandhi Hospital. Dr. Reddy's professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Geriatric Health

Dr. Shama Alnur Masani, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1200 S Pinellas Avenue; Suite 7
Tarpon Springs, FL
 

Dr. Shama Masani's area of specialization is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Masani include back pain, diabetes, and geriatric health. Dr. Masani is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Deccan College of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo for residency. Dr. Masani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. She is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Dr. Navnit Ukabhai Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2254 Us Highway 19
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Navnit Patel's specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Patel's clinical interests: diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Patel is a graduate of the University of Zambia School of Medicine and a graduate of Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center's residency program.

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Dr. Rekha Keshab Bhoomi, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4807, Us H Way 19; Suite 201
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Rekha Bhoomi specializes in family medicine. Patients gave Dr. Bhoomi an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Bhoomi focuses on diabetes and geriatric health. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Morton Plant Mease Family Medicine Residency Program, Dr. Bhoomi attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Bhoomi (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Geriatric Health

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What is Diabetes?

Diabetes mellitus, or simply 'diabetes,' is a disease where levels of sugar in the blood become dangerously high. When food is eaten, the body converts it into a form of sugar called glucose that can be used by cells in the body for energy. An organ called the pancreas secretes a hormone called insulin that acts like a key, ‘unlocking’ cell walls so that glucose can be absorbed and used. When something in this process goes wrong, and glucose builds up to dangerous levels, diabetes happens.

There are a couple of different types of diabetes, depending on what is causing glucose levels to rise.

Type 1 diabetes happens when the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Usually diagnosed in childhood, this type used to be called juvenile diabetes. It affects about 5% of all diabetics. We don’t know what causes the pancreas to shut down, but it is thought that a virus might trigger an immune reaction, where the body attacks and destroys the pancreas by mistake. People who have relatives with type 1 diabetes are more likely to have it themselves.

Type 2 diabetes happens when the cell walls do not recognize the insulin produced very well, called insulin resistance. The pancreas can still produce insulin, but it is not effective at lowering blood sugar levels. This type of diabetes is strongly linked to being overweight. However, not everyone who is overweight will get type 2 diabetes, and not everyone who has type 2 diabetes is overweight. Other risk factors include age, race, and a family history of diabetes.

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that happens in the last half of pregnancy. Women with gestational diabetes generally do not have diabetes before or after they are pregnant. The placenta produces hormones that block the action of insulin in the mother’s body. For about 18% of women, their pancreas cannot produce enough insulin to keep up with the increased demands and they become diabetic while pregnant. High blood sugar levels can be dangerous to the developing fetus, causing complications such as high birth weight, low blood sugar and jaundice, so it is important to treat gestational diabetes even if it only lasts a few weeks.

Many people currently living with diabetes do not know it yet, since mild diabetes has few or no symptoms. As blood sugar levels rise over time, symptoms begin to appear. Some include:
  • thirst
  • fatigue
  • frequent urination
  • unexplained weight loss
  • blurred vision
A simple blood test in the doctor’s office can diagnose diabetes.

Treatment depends on the type and severity of diabetes. Most people with type 1 diabetes rely on insulin injections to survive. Some people with type 2 or gestational diabetes also take insulin, or they may take oral medications or control their blood sugar with diet and exercise. It’s important for all diabetics to monitor their blood sugar daily so they can stay healthy.

If diabetes is not treated well, it can be dangerous, damaging the eyes, nerves, and kidneys, and leading to heart disease and the loss of limbs. However, if it is well managed, diabetes does not have to limit your life. Keeping diabetes under good control is the best way to enjoy a long and healthy life.