We found 47 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept BlueOptions All Copay 1505 near Oldsmar, FL.

Dr Ania E Janicka DO
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Average rating 3.1 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
2531 Landmark Drive; Suite 104
Clearwater, FL

Dr. Ania Janicka specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Hudson, FL, Clearwater, FL, and New Port Richey, FL. Dr. Janicka's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Janicka's education and training includes medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Winthrop University Hospital. She is conversant in Polish. She is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

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

Dr Jesus L Penabad MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Average rating 3.18 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
2531 Landmark Drive; Suite 104
Clearwater, FL

Dr. Jesus Penabad is a specialist in adult endocrinology. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Penabad is especially interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Mease Countryside Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Penabad is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

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

Dr Antonio PineroPilona MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Average rating 2.33 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
2531 Landmark Drive; Suite 104
Clearwater, FL

Dr. Antonio Pinero-Pilona's specialty is adult endocrinology. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pinero-Pilona include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Pinero-Pilona's professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Mease Countryside Hospital. He attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Pinero-Pilona's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

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

Dr Lusiana Loman MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Average rating 3.5 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
2531 Landmark Drive; Suite 104
Clearwater, FL

Dr. Lusiana Loman works as an endocrinologist in Hudson, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Clearwater, FL. She is conversant in Indonesian. Dr. Loman's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Her professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Mease Countryside Hospital. After completing medical school at Padjadjaran University (UNPAD) Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Loman accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

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

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Average rating 3.53 stars out of 5 (49 ratings)
34041 Us Highway 19 N; Suite C
Palm Harbor, FL

Dr. Jerry Drucker sees patients in Palm Harbor, FL. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise include the following: holter monitoring, pituitary disorders, and metabolic bone diseases. Patient ratings for Dr. Drucker average 3.5 stars out of 5. 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 studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. For his professional training, Dr. Drucker completed residency programs at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Estrogen Therapy, Herpes, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, Shingles, Kidney Problems, Alzheimer's ... (Read more)

Hans Albrecht Langschwager MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 3.5 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
2595 Tampa Road; Suite 1c
Palm Harbor, FL

Dr. Hans Langschwager works as an internist in Palm Harbor, FL. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Langschwager include diabetes, trigger point injections, and toenail removal surgery. Dr. Langschwager's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Langschwager honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at National University of San Marcos and performed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Langschwager (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Bosnian, Spanish, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Trigger Point Injections, Asthma, Electrocardiogram, Toenail Removal Surgery

Dr Kurt Bryan Repke MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 3.5 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
2565 Enterprise Road
Clearwater, FL

Dr. Kurt Repke's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Repke attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His clinical interests include diabetes, geriatric health, and shingles. Dr. Repke's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Repke's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Shingles, Refractive Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmol ... (Read more)

Dr Santiago D Morales Jr MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 4.34 stars out of 5 (41 ratings)
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 408
Safety Harbor, FL

Dr. Santiago Morales is a family medicine practitioner in Safety Harbor, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. Dr. Morales's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and State University of New York (SUNY) and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Morales speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Sexual Dysfunction, Trigger Point Injections, Geriatric ... (Read more)

Dr Amanda Man Wu MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 2.64 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
4028 Tampa Road
Oldsmar, FL

Dr. Amanda Wu is a family medicine practitioner. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. The average patient rating for Dr. Wu is 2.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Henan Medical University for medical school, she completed her residency training at North Shore University Hospital. She speaks Chinese. Dr. Wu's professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Holter Monitoring, Endometrial Biopsy, Fibromyalgia, Nutrit ... (Read more)

Joseph A Laguna MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
2725 Park Drive; Suite 5
Clearwater, FL

Dr. Joseph Laguna is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Laguna's areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and trigger point injections. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Laguna's medical residency was performed at Conemaugh Health System. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Bone Density Test, Exercise Stress Test, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Shingles, Skin Biopsy ... (Read more)

Dr Bindu A Thomas MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 3.87 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 404
Safety Harbor, FL

Dr. Bindu Thomas' medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, pap test, and geriatric health. Her professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Countryside Hospital. Dr. Thomas attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Asthma, Electrocardiogram, Pap Test, Geriatric Health

Dr Laura T Muller MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 2.79 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
3155 Curlew Road
Oldsmar, FL

Dr. Laura Muller practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Oldsmar, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Muller is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Muller include diabetes, laser surgery, and cornea problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Muller 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. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Laser Surgery, Diabetes, Cornea Problems

Dr Saleem I Saiyad MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
13618 W Hillsborough Avenue
Tampa, FL

Dr. Saleemuddin Saiyad sees patients in Dunedin, FL and Tampa, FL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Saiyad include diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and fibromyalgia. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Saiyad attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. Dr. Saiyad (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati. Dr. Saiyad's professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Arrhythmias

Jonathan Andrew Mines MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
Average rating 4.11 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
12321 W Linebaugh Avenue
Tampa, FL

Dr. Jonathan Mines specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, macular degeneration, and uveitis. Dr. Mines honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Mines attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Lenox Hill Hospital for residency. He is conversant in French. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Scleral Buckle, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Diabetes, Uveitis, Retina Problems, Eye Ultraso ... (Read more)

Dr Maria Del Pilar Cekan MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
12780 Race Track Road; Suite 400
Tampa, FL

Dr. Maria Cekan's area of specialization is family medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Cekan speaks Spanish. Her clinical interests include diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and sleep apnea. Her professional affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Joseph's Hospital - North. She graduated from the University of Murcia Faculty of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Cekan trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). On average, patients gave Dr. Cekan a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Estrogen Therapy, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Mr Dana M Deupree MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
Average rating 4.87 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
3280 N Mcmullen Booth Road; Suite 120
Clearwater, FL

Dr. Dana Deupree is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Deupree's areas of expertise include diabetes, macular degeneration, and laser surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Deupree average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Deupree's professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Diabetes, Retina Problems

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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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