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We found 27 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 in Gainesville, FL. His areas of expertise include type 2 diabetes. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Cusi is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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

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's medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and metabolic syndrome. She is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Bernier 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 in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Bernier has received professional recognition including the following: National Hispanic Scholar Hall of Fame Inductee. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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 physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Her areas of expertise include obesity, type 2 diabetes, and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). She 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. Silverstein accepts. Dr. Silverstein graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Jennifer Lynne Miller, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Miller is a pediatric endocrinology specialist. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Miller attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Miller's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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's medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Schatz include obesity, hypertension (high blood pressure), and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Dr. Schatz honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His distinctions include: Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Award for Clinical Research; Cure Award, American Diabetes Association; and American Diabetes Association Public Policy Leadership Award. Dr. Schatz is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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

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

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

Dr. Michael Clare-Salzler specializes in adult endocrinology. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes education, thyroid cancer, and type 2 diabetes. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Dr. Clare-Salzler performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Clare-Salzler honors.

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

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

Dr. Sahzene Yavuz specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Gainesville, FL. After attending Marmara University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Marmara University. Dr. Yavuz has a special interest in thyroid problems, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Yavuz (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Korean, and Spanish. She is 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's medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Haller include type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Haller 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 specializes in adult endocrinology and hospital medicine (hospitalist). She attended medical school at Government Medical College, Patiala. For her residency, Dr. Dhir trained at Jefferson University Hospitals and Griffin Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dhir include diabetes, thyroid cancer, and women's health issues. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dhir takes. 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 is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Barb's clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Targu Mures. She is affiliated with 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's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Subbarayan is especially interested in diabetes. Her 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Subbarayan attended medical school at 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 sees patients in Gainesville, FL. His medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rohrs include diabetes and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). 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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Rohrs attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He 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 practices adult endocrinology in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Bianchi's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Bianchi studied medicine at the University of Rome Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. She trained at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care for her residency.

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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 specializes in adult endocrinology. In her practice, Dr. Werbel focuses on diabetes. Dr. Werbel accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes

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

Dr. David Quillen practices family medicine in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Quillen has a special interest in diabetes, preventive care, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). 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 North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, he completed his residency training 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, Preventive Care

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

Dr. Siegfried Schmidt practices family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Schmidt is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Cologne Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Schmidt completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. In addition to English, Dr. Schmidt speaks German.

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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.