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

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

Dr. Talal Faris is an endocrinologist in Hudson, FL and Trinity, FL. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Faris's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. Dr. Faris (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Faris's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity.

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

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

Dr. Pritesh Patel's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patient reviews placed Dr. Patel at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Ross University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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

Dr. Najam Javeed is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Before completing his residency at Jersey City Medical Center, Dr. Javeed attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. He is especially interested in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and carotid ultrasound. Patient ratings for Dr. Javeed average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Javeed (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. He is affiliated with BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Zambia School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Lutz, FL and Trinity, FL. Dr. Choksi's clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and heart problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and then he performed his residency at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Choksi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Udayabhasker Reddy's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Reddy's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and geriatric health. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Before performing his residency at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx and Gandhi Hospital, Dr. Reddy attended Osmania Medical College for medical school. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Geriatric Health

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

Dr. Rekha Bhoomi practices family medicine in New Port Richey, FL. Dr. Bhoomi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Bhoomi's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and geriatric health. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. After attending Osmania Medical College for medical school, Dr. Bhoomi completed her residency training at Morton Plant Mease Family Medicine Residency Program. She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Geriatric Health

Dr. Shama A 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. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Masani include back pain, diabetes, and geriatric health. Dr. Masani accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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) is conversant in Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Masani's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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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.
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