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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 medical specialist in adult endocrinology. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baquerizo include diabetes, osteoporosis, and graves disease. Dr. Baquerizo's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Guayaquil Faculty of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Baquerizo's patients gave him an average rating of 1.0 out of 5 stars. He honors 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: Graves Disease, Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis

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

Dr. Neerja Agrawal specializes in adult nephrology. Her clinical interests include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and nephrotic syndrome. Dr. Agrawal 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. Her residency was performed at Easton Hospital and Hahnemann University Hospital. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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

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

Dr. Alberto Esquenazi's areas of specialization are surgery and nephrology (kidney disease); he sees patients in South Miami, FL, Homestead, FL, and Miami, FL. Dr. Esquenazi has a special interest in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Esquenazi's residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Esquenazi is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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

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. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Landa-Galindez include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and acne. Dr. Landa-Galindez is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. 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. She attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Landa-Galindez speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Rosen practices family medicine and adolescent medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosen include diabetes, obesity, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Rosen's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosen takes.

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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 sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialty is family medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Caro's areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Doctors Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

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

Dr. Jose Morgan's areas of expertise consist of obesity, thyroid problems, and anemia. He 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. Morgan is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Low Testosterone, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hypertension, Preventive ... (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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shmueli include diabetes, obesity, and migraine. She is affiliated with Baptist Hospital. Dr. Shmueli is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. She graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Shmueli's training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, she 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.