We found 8 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida MyBlue near Miami, FL.

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Dr. Hernan Raul Baquerizo, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3661 S Miami Avenue; #505
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Hernan Baquerizo, who practices in Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. His average patient rating is 1.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baquerizo include diabetes, osteoporosis, and graves disease. Dr. Baquerizo takes 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 Guayaquil Faculty of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Baquerizo trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Baquerizo is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Baquerizo is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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All Interests: Graves Disease, Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1400 Nw 12th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Neerja Agrawal's specialty is adult nephrology. Her training includes residency programs at Easton Hospital and Hahnemann University Hospital. These areas are among her clinical interests: polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Agrawal takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Type 1 Diabetes, Nephrotic Syndrome, Acute Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Amalia Mercedes Landa-Galindez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
885 Sw 109th Avenue; Suite 131 Pg5 Building
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Amalia Landa-Galindez works as a general internist. Dr. Landa-Galindez's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and acne. She is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Landa-Galindez honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Eating Disorders, Hypertension, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, Hormone Therapy, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alberto B Esquenazi, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Nephrology, Other
1402 Nw 7 Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alberto Esquenazi is a surgeon and nephrologist. Dr. Esquenazi is conversant in Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Esquenazi include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Surgery, Preventive Care

Dr. Jeffrey Bruce Rosen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
370 Minorca Avenue
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Rosen specializes in family medicine and adolescent medicine and practices in Coral Gables, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Patient reviews placed Dr. Rosen at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Rosen obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, Attention Deficit Disorder, Preventive Care, Weight Loss

Dr. Jose David Morgan, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
3650 Nw 82 Avenue; Suite 502
Doral, FL
 

Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jose Morgan include obesity, thyroid problems, and anemia. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center. Dr. Morgan welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Low Testosterone, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hypertension, Preventive ... (Read more)

Dr. Pedro Ramon Caro, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Other
5850 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Pedro Caro practices family medicine in Miami, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Caro include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Caro takes. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sickle Cell Disease, Hypertension, Migraine, Spider Veins, Snoring, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Osnat Shmueli
Specializes in Family Medicine
1611 Nw 12th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Osnat Shmueli's area of specialization is family medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and migraine. She is affiliated with Baptist Hospital. Dr. Shmueli is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. She trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Shmueli speaks Hebrew.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Wounds, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Weight Loss, Migraine, ... (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.
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