We found 34 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Coventry Catastrophic HMO PD near Port Richey, FL.

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Dr Ania E Janicka DO
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Average rating 3.1 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
5422 Us Highway 19
New Port Richey, FL

Dr. Ania Janicka is an adult endocrinologist. Dr. Janicka's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Mease Countryside Hospital. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Winthrop University Hospital, Dr. Janicka attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is conversant in Polish.

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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)
5422 Us Highway 19
New Port Richey, FL

Dr. Jesus Penabad is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Penabad's clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. His average patient rating is 3.0 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. Dr. Penabad obtained his medical school training at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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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)
5422 Us Highway 19
New Port Richey, FL

Dr. Antonio Pinero-Pilona specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Hudson, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Clearwater, FL. Dr. Pinero-Pilona is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has a special interest in diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. 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. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In addition to English, Dr. Pinero-Pilona speaks Spanish. He 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, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Endocrine Diseases

Dr Lusiana Loman MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Average rating 3.5 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
5422 Us Highway 19
New Port Richey, FL

Dr. Lusiana Loman works as an adult endocrinologist. Dr. Loman speaks Indonesian. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Mease Countryside Hospital. Before performing her residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Dr. Loman attended Padjadjaran University (UNPAD) Faculty of Medicine for medical school. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. 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

Mr Sivakumar V Amar MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3535 Little Road
Trinity, FL

Dr. Kumar Amar is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, sleep disorders, and heart problems. Dr. Amar takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Silver. He attended medical school at Kakatiya Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Amar completed a residency program at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Amar is professionally affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Aspiration, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Lu ... (Read more)

Dr Alok Kumar MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 4.33 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
7509 State Road; 52 Suite 130 (summit Medical Care Center)
Bayonet Point, FL

Dr. Alok Kumar's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Kumar graduated from Patna Medical College and then he performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, cancer, and heart problems. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kumar is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Diabe ... (Read more)

Dr Jeffrey Scott Vasta MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 2.86 stars out of 5 (24 ratings)
2043 Little Road
Trinity, FL

Dr. Jeffrey Vasta works as a general internist. Dr. Vasta's clinical interests include diabetes, pap test, and liver function tests (LFts). The average patient rating for Dr. Vasta is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Vasta completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Vasta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Sign Language and Spanish. Dr. Vasta's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Rapid Strep Test, Liver Function Tests, Urinalysis, Diabetes, Lipid Profile, Electrocardiogram, Pap ... (Read more)

Dr Adam Scott Greenfield DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 3.36 stars out of 5 (64 ratings)
2208 Duckslough Boulevard; Suite A
New Port Richey, FL

Dr. Adam Greenfield specializes in family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Greenfield average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Greenfield's clinical interests include alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hepatitis. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at the University Community Hospital, Tampa. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Greenfield's hospital/clinic affiliations include Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Cryosurgery, Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Estrogen Therapy, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr Shiv Kumar Aggarwal MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 3.62 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
5522 Trouble Creek Road; Suite 100
New Port Richey, FL

Dr. Shiv Aggarwal's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Aggarwal's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: alcohol abuse, heart problems, and biofeedback. He 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. Dr. Aggarwal studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Lutheran Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Aggarwal (or staff) speaks Greek, Polish, and Hindi. Dr. Aggarwal's professional affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Auto Injuries, Incontinence, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Jayadeva Chowdappa MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
3535 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa works as an internist in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Chowdappa include depression, holter monitoring, and audiometry test. Dr. Chowdappa honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University and performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. Dr. Chowdappa is affiliated with Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Depression, Audiometry Test, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, Li ... (Read more)

Dr Daniel Hector Rodriguez MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 4.19 stars out of 5 (39 ratings)
3531 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL

Dr. Daniel Rodriguez's area of specialization is family medicine. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hepatitis. Dr. Rodriguez is affiliated with Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity. Dr. Rodriguez attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Cryosurgery, Primary Care, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Hepa ... (Read more)

Dr David Herndon DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
7633 Cita Lane
New Port Richey, FL

Dr. David Herndon is a physician who specializes in family medicine. His areas of expertise include warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. Dr. Herndon is affiliated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Largo Medical Center. Dr. Herndon (or staff) speaks Spanish, Bulgarian, and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Primary Care, Immunization, Hypertension, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Arthrit ... (Read more)

Mrs Linda J Badillo MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
4113 Little Road; Suite 101
New Port Richey, FL

Dr. Linda Badillo practices adult nephrology in Hudson, FL and New Port Richey, FL. Dr. Badillo's education and training includes medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Badillo takes. In addition to English, Dr. Badillo speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Kidney Problems, Transplant Procedures, Dialysis

Bharat M Desai MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 4.55 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
8140 Picton Way; Suite 102
Trinity, FL

Dr. Bharat Desai's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and diabetes. Dr. Desai 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. His education and training includes medical school at Medical College Baroda and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Desai's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Immunization, Bronchoscopy, Hypertension, Lung Problems, Diabetes, Excision of Skin ... (Read more)

Edward A Capone DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 4.05 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
11528 Us Highway 19; Port
Richey, FL

Dr. Edward Capone works as a family practice physician. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Capone's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. 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. He attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Capone (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hungarian, Croatian, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville, Oak Hill Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Estrogen Therapy, Urgent Care, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Buprenorphine Treatment, F ... (Read more)

Jonathan Andrew Mines MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
Average rating 4.11 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
7515 State Road 52; Suite 106
Hudson, FL

Dr. Jonathan Mines is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. He is conversant in French. These areas are among Dr. Mines's clinical interests: 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. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mines completed a residency program at Lenox Hill Hospital. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Mines 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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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

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

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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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