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' area of specialization is adult endocrinology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Faris 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. He studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Faris's training includes a residency program at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. Dr. Faris (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Holiday, FL. Dr. Javeed's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Javeed include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and carotid ultrasound. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Javeed takes. After attending Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jersey City Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Javeed (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Lutz, FL and Trinity, FL. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. He trained at Jersey Shore University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Patel has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Clinical interests for Dr. Choksi include diabetes, obesity, and heart problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Choksi is a graduate of Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. His residency was performed at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Choksi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, 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 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 has a special interest in diabetes and geriatric health. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Osmania Medical College and residency at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx and Gandhi Hospital. 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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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 medical specialty is family medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Masani a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Masani include back pain, diabetes, and geriatric health. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Deccan College of Medical Sciences, Dr. Masani performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Masani (or staff) speaks 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 areas of specialization are general internal medicine and general pediatrics; he sees patients in Holiday, FL. Dr. Patel's education and training includes medical school at the University of Zambia School of Medicine and residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 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.

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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 works as a family medicine practitioner. Before performing her residency at Morton Plant Mease Family Medicine Residency Program, Dr. Bhoomi attended Osmania Medical College for medical school. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes and geriatric health. The average patient rating for Dr. Bhoomi is 2.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Bhoomi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Bhoomi's professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, 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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