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We found 27 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept United Healthcare Compass near Gainesville, FL.

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

Dr. Kenneth Cusi is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Cusi's clinical interests encompass type 2 diabetes. His professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cusi takes. He graduated from the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Cusi speaks Spanish.

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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 specializes in pediatric endocrinology and practices in Gainesville, FL. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and metabolic syndrome. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bernier takes. She has received the distinction of National Hispanic Scholar Hall of Fame Inductee. Dr. Bernier is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). She has a closed panel.

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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 Gainesville, FL physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: obesity, type 2 diabetes, and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Dr. Silverstein accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Silverstein has received distinctions including Lifetime Achievement Award from UF; Top Doctor Award; and Who Who in America. She is professionally 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: 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 sees patients in Gainesville, FL. Her medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. She has a special interest in diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Miller 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. She attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Miller completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Miller is 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 practices pediatric endocrinology in Gainesville, FL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in obesity, hypertension (high blood pressure), and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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. His distinctions include: Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Award for Clinical Research; Cure Award, American Diabetes Association; and American Diabetes Association Public Policy Leadership Award. He 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 practices adult endocrinology. His clinical interests include diabetes education, thyroid cancer, and type 2 diabetes. 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. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Clare-Salzler completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Clare-Salzler 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)

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

Dr. Sahzene Yavuz is an adult endocrinology specialist. After attending Marmara University School of Medicine, Dr. Yavuz 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. 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. Dr. Yavuz (or staff) is conversant in 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 practices pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Haller has indicated that his clinical interests include type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). He 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, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He has received the following distinctions: JDRF Mary Tyler Moore Excellence in Clinical Research Award; Society for Pediatric Research; and ADA Cure Award.

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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 practices adult endocrinology and hospital medicine (hospitalist). Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid cancer, and women's health issues. Dr. Dhir is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Before completing her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and Griffin Hospital, Dr. Dhir attended medical school at Government Medical College, Patiala. Dr. Dhir is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 an adult endocrinology specialist in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Barb's areas of expertise include diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. Her professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. 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. She attended medical school at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Targu Mures.

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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 honors 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 JSS Medical College, Mysore. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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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 is a pediatric endocrinologist. Dr. Rohrs is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Rohrs trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes and thyroid problems. He 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. His distinctions include: - 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. Dr. Rohrs is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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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 is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in Gainesville, FL. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bianchi 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. Before performing her residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care, Dr. Bianchi attended the University of Rome Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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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 works as an adult endocrinologist. Her clinical interests include diabetes. Dr. Werbel takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of 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's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Quillen's clinical interests include diabetes, preventive care, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinctions: 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's area of specialization is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Schmidt include diabetes, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Schmidt 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. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Cologne Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is conversant in German. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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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.