We found 25 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept United Healthcare Compass near Gainesville, FL.

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Dr. Angelina Valladares Valladares, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1699 Sw 16th Avenue; Children's Medical Services Building
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Angelina Bernier is a Gainesville, FL physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bernier include diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), 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 graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for her residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: National Hispanic Scholar Hall of Fame Inductee. Dr. Bernier is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Bernier is closed to new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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

Dr. Janet Silverstein works as a pediatric endocrinologist in Gainesville, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Silverstein include obesity, type 2 diabetes, and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). She is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). 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. 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's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Miller include diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Miller is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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 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 is a pediatric endocrinologist in Gainesville, FL. He is especially interested in obesity, hypertension (high blood pressure), and 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. Schatz takes. Dr. Schatz attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. He has received distinctions including Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Award for Clinical Research; Cure Award, American Diabetes Association; and American Diabetes Association Public Policy Leadership Award. He is professionally 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 works as an endocrinologist in Gainesville, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes education, thyroid cancer, and type 2 diabetes. He 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. 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. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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

Dr. Sahzene Yavuz practices adult endocrinology. In addition to English, Dr. Yavuz (or staff) speaks Arabic, Korean, and Spanish. Her areas of clinical interest consist of thyroid problems, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Marmara University, Dr. Yavuz attended Marmara University School of Medicine. She 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.

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

Dr. Kenneth Cusi is a Gainesville, FL physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cusi include type 2 diabetes. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Cusi is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes

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

Dr. Michael Haller's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Haller is especially interested in type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He 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. 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Haller include: 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. 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 studied medicine at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Targu Mures. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Barb include diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. 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 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: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Obesity

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

Dr. Gauri Dhir works as an endocrinologist and hospitalist. She has a special interest in diabetes, thyroid cancer, and women's health issues. She is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Dhir attended Government Medical College, Patiala for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals and Griffin Hospital for residency. 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.

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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, who practices in Gainesville, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Rohrs obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. His clinical interests encompass diabetes and thyroid problems. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Rohrs is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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. He is professionally 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's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. She has a special interest in diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). After completing medical school at the University of Rome Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Dr. Bianchi performed her residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. Dr. Bianchi's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Sreevidya Subbarayan practices adult endocrinology. Dr. Subbarayan is a graduate of JSS Medical College, Mysore. She is especially interested in diabetes. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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

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

Dr. David Quillen works as a family practice physician. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, preventive care, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Quillen 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 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 specialty is family medicine. Dr. Schmidt's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, migraine, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schmidt attended the University of Cologne Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is conversant in German.

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Dr. William Ernest Winter, MD
Specializes in Clinical Pathology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. William Winter practices clinical pathology. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Winter focuses on type 2 diabetes and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Dr. Winter is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: the University of Florida: Exemplary Teacher Award for 2013-2014 (College of Medicine) and the University of Florida, Basic Science Teacher of the Year for 2014 (awarded by the class of 2014).. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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