We found 47 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Trinity, FL.

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Dr. Ania E Janicka, DO
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5422 Us Hwy 19
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Ania Janicka is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in Hudson, FL, Clearwater, FL, and New Port Richey, FL. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Janicka takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Winthrop University Hospital's residency program. Dr. Janicka is conversant in Polish. Her 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. Jesus L Penabad, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5422 Us Hwy 19
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Jesus Penabad, who practices in Hudson, FL, Clearwater, FL, and New Port Richey, FL, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Patient ratings for Dr. Penabad average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Penabad is especially interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. 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. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Penabad speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Antonio Pinero- Pilona, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5422 Us Hwy 19
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Pinero-Pilona's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pinero-Pilona include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes 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 a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Pinero-Pilona attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He 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. Talal Faris, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1815 A Health Care Drive; Building 5
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Talal Faris sees patients in Hudson, FL and New Port Richey, FL. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Faris's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Morton Plant North Bay 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. Before completing his residency at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, Dr. Faris attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Faris (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Serbo-Croatian.

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Dr. Lusiana Loman, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5422 Us Hwy 19
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Lusiana Loman specializes in adult endocrinology. After completing medical school at Padjadjaran University (UNPAD) Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Loman performed her residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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 conversant in Indonesian. Dr. Loman is affiliated with 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. Sivakumar V Amar, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3535 Little Road
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Kumar Amar is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Trinity, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, sleep disorders, and heart problems. Dr. Amar honors Coventry, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Amar attended Kakatiya Medical College for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity.

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Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
3535 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa sees patients in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chowdappa include depression, holter monitoring, and audiometry test. His professional affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chowdappa honors. He attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. Dr. Chowdappa trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for his residency. He speaks Persian.

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Dr. Usha Agarwal, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
3543 Little Road; Suite B
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Usha Agarwal is a physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. Dr. Agarwal is a graduate of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and a graduate of Harlem Hospital Center's residency program. These areas are among her clinical interests: heart problems, hepatitis, and lupus. Her average rating from her patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Agarwal accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Agarwal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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All Interests: Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, Sexual ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Hector Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3531 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Rodriguez practices family medicine in New Port Richey, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Rodriguez include alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hepatitis. Dr. Rodriguez's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity. He attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 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. Rodriguez takes.

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Dr. Linda J Badillo, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4113 Little Road; Suite 101
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Linda Badillo is an adult nephrology specialist in Hudson, FL and New Port Richey, FL. Dr. Badillo attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. Her areas of expertise include the following: 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 honors. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Badillo is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital.

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

Dr. Navnit Ukabhai Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2254 Us Highway 19
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Navnit Patel is an internist and general pediatrician in Holiday, FL and New Port Richey, FL. He speaks Gujarati. His clinical interests include diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity. Dr. Patel is a graduate of the University of Zambia School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. His average rating from his patients 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.

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Dr. David Lawrence 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 studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Largo Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Herndon (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Bulgarian, and Russian. Dr. Herndon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Access Healthcare, and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital.

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Dr. Prakash B Machhar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6811 State Road 54
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Prakash Machhar is a general internist. He obtained his medical school training at Medical College Baroda and performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. These areas are among Dr. Machhar's clinical interests: diabetes, osteoporosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Machhar (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity.

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Dr. Najam Javeed, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4740 Mile Stretch Drive
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Najam Javeed is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Javeed's clinical interests include diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and holter monitoring. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Javeed is a graduate of Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. For his residency, Dr. Javeed trained at Jersey City Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. Dr. Javeed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Javeed's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital.

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All Interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Diabetes, Arrhythmias, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Michael Gellady, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
4738 Grand Boulevard; Suite C
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Gellady specializes in pediatric infectious disease and practices in New Port Richey, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Gellady include diabetes, cystic fibrosis (CF), and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gellady honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Gellady is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Dr. Melissa Nicole Launder, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1810 Wellness Lane
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Melissa Launder specializes in family medicine and practices in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes. Dr. Launder is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant North Bay Hospital. She takes Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Launder graduated from Florida State University College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Morton Plant Mease Family Medicine Residency Program.

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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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