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We found 26 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept United Healthcare Compass near Gainesville, FL.

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

Dr. Angelina Bernier, who practices in Gainesville, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Bernier's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and metabolic syndrome. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She has received the following distinction: National Hispanic Scholar Hall of Fame Inductee. Dr. Bernier is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). She is not currently accepting new patients.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. She is especially interested in obesity, type 2 diabetes, and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). She is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Silverstein attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Silverstein accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include 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. Kenneth Cusi, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Cusi specializes in adult endocrinology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Cusi focuses on type 2 diabetes. Dr. Cusi's professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Dr. Cusi graduated from the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes

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

Dr. Jennifer Miller's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Miller include diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Miller 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. 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.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, hypertension (high blood pressure), and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Dr. Schatz is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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. Michael J Clare Salzler, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1600 Sw Archer Road; Box 100371
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Michael Clare-Salzler is an adult endocrinologist in Gainesville, FL. These areas are among Dr. Clare-Salzler's clinical interests: diabetes education, thyroid cancer, and type 2 diabetes. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). His education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and 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 accepts.

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

Dr. Michael Haller is a pediatric endocrinologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Haller include type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haller honors. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Haller performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. His distinctions include: JDRF Mary Tyler Moore Excellence in Clinical Research Award; Society for Pediatric Research; and ADA Cure Award. Dr. Haller 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. Sahzene Meseci, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Sahzene Yavuz, who practices in Gainesville, FL, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Yavuz has a special interest in thyroid problems, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. She 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. She attended Marmara University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Marmara University for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Yavuz (or staff) speaks Arabic, Korean, and Spanish. Her professional 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, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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

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

Dr. Gauri Dhir's specialties are adult endocrinology and hospital medicine (hospitalist). She practices in Gainesville, FL. After attending Government Medical College, Patiala for medical school, Dr. Dhir completed her residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals and Griffin Hospital. Her areas of expertise consist of 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. Dr. Dhir is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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

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

Dr. Henry Rohrs' area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. In his practice, Dr. Rohrs focuses on diabetes and thyroid problems. Dr. Rohrs is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Rohrs trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for his residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rohrs accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: - 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. Diana Dogaru, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1601 S.w. Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Diana Barb is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Barb include diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. She honors 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 Medicine and Pharmacy of Targu Mures.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Obesity

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. In her practice, Dr. Subbarayan focuses on diabetes. 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. She graduated from JSS Medical College, Mysore. Her 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

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

Dr. Antonella Bianchi is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in Gainesville, FL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Bianchi at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. 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. Bianchi honors. After attending the University of Rome Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school, she completed her residency training 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 sees patients in Gainesville, FL. Her medical specialty is adult endocrinology. She is especially interested in diabetes. Dr. Werbel is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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's specialty is family medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, preventive care, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Dr. Quillen performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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. William Patrick Duff, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. W. Duff practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) in Gainesville, FL. These areas are among Dr. Duff's clinical interests: amniocentesis, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and pre-eclampsia. 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 is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Duff has received the following distinctions: College of Medicine Exemplary Teacher; College of Medicine Clinical Science Teacher of the Year - four occasions; and Hippocratic Award Recipient - three occasions. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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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.