We found 21 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept MyBlue Silver 1604 near Palm Harbor, FL.

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Dr. Jesus L Penabad, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2531 Landmark Drive; Suite 104
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Jesus Penabad, who practices in Hudson, FL, Clearwater, FL, and New Port Richey, FL, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Penabad's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Mease Countryside Hospital. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Penabad's residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He 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, Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Ania E Janicka, DO
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2531 Landmark Drive; Suite 104
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ania Janicka is an adult endocrinology specialist. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Janicka takes. Dr. Janicka is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency training at Winthrop University Hospital. She is conversant in Polish. Dr. Janicka's professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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

Dr. Antonio Pinero- Pilona, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2531 Landmark Drive; Suite 104
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Pinero-Pilona's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Pinero-Pilona has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Pinero-Pilona is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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

Dr. Jerry Drucker, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
34041 Us Highway 19 N; Suite C
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Jerry Drucker specializes in adult endocrinology. He studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. He trained at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for residency. Dr. Drucker's areas of expertise include holter monitoring, pituitary disorders, and metabolic bone diseases. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Drucker is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Dr. Lusiana Loman, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2531 Landmark Drive; Suite 104
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Lusiana Loman practices adult endocrinology in Hudson, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Clearwater, FL. Dr. Loman speaks Indonesian. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Mease Countryside Hospital. She graduated from Padjadjaran University (UNPAD) Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Loman's training includes a residency program at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. 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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All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Kurt Bryan Repke, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2565 Enterprise Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Kurt Repke's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Repke's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, geriatric health, and shingles. His average patient rating is 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. Repke honors. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Repke speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Dr. Laura Tonjes Muller, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3155 Curlew Road
Oldsmar, FL
 

Dr. Laura Muller works as an ophthalmologist. In her practice, Dr. Muller focuses on diabetes, laser surgery, and cornea problems. Dr. Muller is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. She attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. She has a 3.0 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. Muller accepts.

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All Interests: Laser Surgery, Diabetes, Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, Cataracts

Dr. Reinerio Linares-Mera, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
3180 Curlew Road; Unit 105
Oldsmar, FL
 

Dr. Reinerio Linares-Mera is a specialist in adult pulmonology. He works in Oldsmar, FL. Before completing his residency at Elmhurst Hospital Center, Dr. Linares-Mera attended medical school at the University of Cauca Faculty of Health Sciences. He has a special interest in diabetes, sleep apnea, and thoracentesis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Linares-Mera accepts. Dr. Linares-Mera (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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All Interests: Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Thoracentesis, HIV/AIDS

Dr. Saleemuddin I Saiyad, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2196 Main Street; Suite H
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Saleemuddin Saiyad is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and fibromyalgia. Dr. Saiyad takes 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 B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad and performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Saiyad (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Tampa Community Hospital.

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All Interests: Auto Injuries, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Arrhythmias

Dr. Jonathan Andrew Mines, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
35020 Us Hwy 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Mines is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is conversant in French. Dr. Mines's clinical interests include diabetes, macular degeneration, and uveitis. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Mease Countryside Hospital. Dr. Mines obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Mines average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider 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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Dr. Dana Madison Deupree, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3280 N Mcmullen Booth Road; Suite120
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Dana Deupree is a retina specialist in Clearwater, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Deupree's clinical interests: diabetes, macular degeneration, and laser surgery. He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Deupree honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Kathleen Louise Peditto, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3251 N Mcmullen Booth Road; Suite 103
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Kathleen Peditto's area of specialization is general internal medicine. She attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Lankenau Medical Center for residency. In her practice, Dr. Peditto focuses on diabetes and shingles. Patients gave Dr. Peditto an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Peditto is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Her professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Shingles

Dr. Bindu A Thomas, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 404
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Bindu Thomas' medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, geriatric health, and asthma. Dr. Thomas 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 New York Medical College, she performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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All Interests: Ear Problems, Diabetes, Asthma, Electrocardiogram, Geriatric Health

Dr. Thomas Jude Ullo, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
30522 Us Highway 19 N; Palm Harbor Family Care & Internal Medicine Suite 11
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Ullo's medical specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, geriatric health, and alzheimer's disease. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ullo accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Bayfront Medical Center, Dr. Ullo attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school. Dr. Ullo is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Alzheimer's Disease, Geriatric Health

Dr. Robert Neil Shobe, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3131 N Mcmullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Robert Shobe's medical specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, shingles, and auto injuries. Dr. Shobe's professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Diagnostic Clinic. He graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital. Patient reviews placed Dr. Shobe at an average of 4.5 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: Auto Injuries, Diabetes, Shingles

Dr. Laura Burns Gaffney, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
3131 N Mcmullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Laura Gaffney is a general internist and pediatrician in Clearwater, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gaffney include diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and geriatric health. Dr. Gaffney's professional affiliations include BayCare Health System and Diagnostic Clinic. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency.

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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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