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We found 28 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Silver Navigate 2000 near Gainesville, FL.

Dr. Kenneth Cusi, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Cusi is an adult endocrinology specialist. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Cusi has indicated that his clinical interests include type 2 diabetes. His professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. He studied medicine at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes

Dr. Angelina Valladares Valladares, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1699 Sw 16th Avenue; Building A
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Angelina Bernier is a pediatric endocrinologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bernier include diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and metabolic syndrome. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bernier accepts. She is closed to new patients at this time. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Bernier has received the distinction of National Hispanic Scholar Hall of Fame Inductee.

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All Interests: Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Dr. Janet Hope Silverstein, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Janet Silverstein is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Her clinical interests encompass obesity, type 2 diabetes, and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Silverstein is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She has received the following distinctions: Lifetime Achievement Award from UF; Top Doctor Award; and Who Who in America.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes, Obesity

Dr. Michael John Clare Salzler, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1600 Sw Archer Road; Box 100371
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Michael Clare-Salzler's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Clare-Salzler include diabetes education, thyroid cancer, and type 2 diabetes. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Type 2 Diabetes, Pheochromocytoma, Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Lynne Miller, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Miller specializes in pediatric endocrinology. In her practice, Dr. Miller focuses on diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Miller obtained her medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity

Dr. Desmond Arthur Schatz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Desmond Schatz specializes in pediatric endocrinology. His areas of expertise include the following: obesity, hypertension (high blood pressure), and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). After attending the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school, Dr. Schatz completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. 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. Dr. Schatz has received the following distinctions: Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Award for Clinical Research; Cure Award, American Diabetes Association; and American Diabetes Association Public Policy Leadership Award.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity

Dr. Sahzene Meseci, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Sahzene Yavuz is a Gainesville, FL physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. After attending Marmara University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Marmara University. Her areas of clinical interest consist of thyroid problems, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. Dr. Yavuz honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Yavuz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Korean, and Spanish. Dr. Yavuz is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, Osteoporosis

Dr. Michael James Haller, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Michael Haller is a Gainesville, FL physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Haller's clinical interests include type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include JDRF Mary Tyler Moore Excellence in Clinical Research Award; Society for Pediatric Research; and ADA Cure Award. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes

Dr. Gauri Dhir, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Hospital Medicine
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Gauri Dhir's areas of specialization are adult endocrinology and hospital medicine (hospitalist). She is especially interested in diabetes, thyroid cancer, and women's health issues. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Government Medical College, Patiala for medical school, Dr. Dhir completed her residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals and Griffin Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Diana Dogaru, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1601 S.w. Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Diana Barb practices adult endocrinology in Gainesville, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barb include diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barb accepts. Dr. Barb graduated from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Targu Mures. Dr. Barb's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Obesity, Thyroid Problems

Dr. Sreevidya Kannoorpatti Subbarayan, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Sreevidya Subbarayan sees patients in Gainesville, FL. Her medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Subbarayan include diabetes. Dr. Subbarayan's professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Subbarayan is a graduate of JSS Medical College, Mysore.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Henry John Rohrs III, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Henry Rohrs' specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Rohrs has a special interest in diabetes and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He takes 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 Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Rohrs has received distinctions including - University of Florida College of Medicine Exemplary Teacher Award; 2011, 2012 - Outstanding Division in Pediatrics- Pediatric Endocrinology; and Customer Service is Key Award- Shands UF Reward and Recognition Team.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes

Dr. Antonella Bianchi, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Antonella Bianchi's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Bianchi has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Bianchi honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is a graduate of the University of Rome Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Her residency was performed at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Obesity, Women's Health Issues

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4340 W Newberry Road; Suite 301
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Sandra Werbel is an adult endocrinology specialist. Dr. Werbel's clinical interests include diabetes. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. David Michael Quillen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1707 North Main Street
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. David Quillen is a Gainesville, FL physician who specializes in family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Quillen honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Quillen completed a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Quillen include: Exemplary Teacher Award, University of Florida College of Medicine, 2008, 2009 and College of Medicine Dean's Top 5% Teachers, 2003, 2004. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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All Interests: Diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Siegfried O F Schmidt, PhD, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Siegfried Schmidt's area of specialization is family medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Schmidt is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schmidt accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Cologne Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Schmidt's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. In addition to English, he speaks German.

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All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Migraine, Diabetes, Alternative Medicine, ... (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.