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

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

Dr. Hernan Baquerizo is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, osteoporosis, and graves disease. Patients gave him an average rating of 1.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Baquerizo is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of Guayaquil Faculty of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Baquerizo speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Neerja Agrawal's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and type 2 diabetes. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Agrawal trained at Easton Hospital and Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally 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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and acne. Dr. Landa-Galindez is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Landa-Galindez 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 sees patients in South Miami, FL, Homestead, FL, and Miami, FL. His medical specialties are surgery and nephrology (kidney disease). His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Dr. Esquenazi is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Esquenazi accepts. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Esquenazi include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Esquenazi is conversant in Spanish.

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

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Specializes in Internal Medicine
3650 Nw 82 Avenue; Suite 502
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Jose Morgan has a special interest in obesity, thyroid problems, and anemia. Dr. Morgan 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 welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Rosen's areas of specialization are family medicine and adolescent medicine; he sees patients in Coral Gables, FL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Rosen at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosen include diabetes, obesity, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Rosen's 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. Pedro Ramon Caro, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Other
5850 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Pedro Caro's medical specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and thyroid problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Caro speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital.

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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 specializes in family medicine. Dr. Shmueli's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and migraine. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Before completing her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Shmueli attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. She speaks Hebrew. Dr. Shmueli is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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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.