We found 49 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions All Copay near Trinity, 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 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)
5422 Us Highway 19
New Port Richey, 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)
5422 Us Highway 19
New Port Richey, 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 Talal Faris MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Average rating 3.69 stars out of 5 (38 ratings)
1815 A Health Care Drive; Building 5
New Port Richey, FL

Dr. Talal Faris specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Hudson, FL and New Port Richey, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. In Dr. Faris's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. 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 attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He trained at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx for residency. Dr. Faris (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Serbo-Croatian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Pituitary Disorders, 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 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

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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Greenfield obtained his medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at the University Community Hospital, Tampa. His areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hepatitis. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 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. 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 Alok Kumar MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 4.33 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
5453 Gulf Drive; Suite 3
New Port Richey, FL

Dr. Alok Kumar specializes in adult pulmonology and practices in New Port Richey, FL and Bayonet Point, FL. He is a graduate of Patna Medical College and a graduate of Long Island Jewish Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Kumar's areas of expertise include diabetes, cancer, and heart problems. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. He is affiliated with 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's specialty is general internal medicine. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vasta include diabetes, pap test, and liver function tests (LFts). His average patient rating is 3.0 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. Dr. Vasta (or staff) speaks Sign Language and Spanish. His professional 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 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 is an internist. His clinical interests include alcohol abuse, heart problems, and biofeedback. Dr. Aggarwal is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Lutheran Medical Center for residency. Dr. Aggarwal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Greek, Polish, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Community Hospital, 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)

Dr Usha Agarwal MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
Average rating 1.67 stars out of 5 (14 ratings)
3543 Little Road; Suite B
New Port Richey, FL

Dr. Usha Agarwal, who practices in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL, is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. In addition to English, Dr. Agarwal (or staff) speaks Hindi. Her areas of expertise include the following: heart problems, hepatitis, and lupus. She is affiliated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity. After attending Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College for medical school, Dr. Agarwal completed her residency training at Harlem Hospital Center. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. 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: Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, Sexual Dysfun ... (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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. After attending Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Clinical interests for Dr. Chowdappa include depression, holter monitoring, and audiometry test. 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. Chowdappa is conversant in Persian. He is professionally 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 Mildred E PazminoVera MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 4.6 stars out of 5 (22 ratings)
6633 Forest Avenue; North Bay Medical Arts Ii Suite 203
New Port Richey, FL

Dr. Mildred Pazmino-Vera practices family medicine. Dr. Pazmino-Vera has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and holter monitoring. 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. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She trained at Rush University Medical Center for her residency. In addition to English, Dr. Pazmino-Vera speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and BayCare Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Therapy, Diabetes, Sexual Dysfunction, Shingles, Skin Issu ... (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 specializes in family medicine. Patients rated Dr. Rodriguez highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rodriguez include alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hepatitis. His professional affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity. 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 Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Rodriguez performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

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

Navnit U Patel MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
Average rating 2.4 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
2254 Us Highway 19
Holiday, FL

Dr. Navnit Patel is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel is a graduate of the University of Zambia School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, Lupus, Alzheimer' ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Herndon's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Herndon (or staff) speaks Spanish, Bulgarian, and Russian. Clinical interests for Dr. Herndon include warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. He is affiliated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity. After completing medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Herndon performed his residency at Largo Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

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

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, who practices in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Desai's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and diabetes. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Desai takes. Dr. Desai attended Medical College Baroda and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. His professional 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)

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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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