We found 9 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Coventry Gold HMO near Miami, FL.

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

Dr. Neerja Agrawal specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Miami, FL and Weston, FL. Dr. Agrawal's areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and type 2 diabetes. 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. Her medical residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Agrawal 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. Kevin Baruch Fox, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
606 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Fox's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Fox is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, food allergy, and allergy testing. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. After attending Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Westchester General Hospital. Dr. Fox has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Food Allergy, Skin Cancer, Back Problems, Diabetes, Allergy Testing, Weight Loss

Dr. Juan Alberto Prieto, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6741 Sw 24 St S/50-51
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Juan Prieto practices general internal medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Prieto completed residency programs at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Ponce and a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine. Dr. Prieto's clinical interests include bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Prieto is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Depression, Graves Disease, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Eating Disorders, Scoliosis, Erectile ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephanie Leigh Duncan-Garcia, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
2701 Sw 3rd Avenue; Suite 101
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Stephanie Duncan-Garcia works as a family practitioner. Areas of expertise for Dr. Duncan-Garcia include erectile dysfunction (impotence), migraine, and depression. Her professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Duncan-Garcia studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Duncan-Garcia trained at a hospital affiliated with Nova Southeastern University. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Duncan-Garcia 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

All Interests: Depression, Graves Disease, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, Food Allergy, Migraine, Snoring, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alberto Esquenazi is a physician who specializes in surgery and nephrology (kidney disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Esquenazi include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. His professional affiliations include 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 is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Esquenazi trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Esquenazi include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Luis Plasencia, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8741 Coral Way
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Luis Plasencia is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Plasencia's areas of expertise include diabetes, obesity, and emphysema. 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 studied medicine at Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez (UACJ). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Plasencia's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, Asthma, Alzheimer's Disease, Thyroid Problems, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Johannes Isaac Lopez, MD
Specializes in Legal Medicine, General Pediatrics
3601 Nw 107 Avenue
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Johannes Lopez is a pediatrician and legal medicine specialist in Miami, FL and Doral, FL. Dr. Lopez is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, down syndrome, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HMO. He is a graduate of Eugenio Maria de Hostos University and a graduate of Miami Children's Hospital's residency program. Dr. Lopez is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

Dr. Amarilis Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4580 Southwest 8th Street
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Amarilis Gonzalez's specialty is general internal medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Gonzalez's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, migraine, and depression. She is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Gonzalez is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at West Suburban Medical Center. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Depression, Graves Disease, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Eating Disorders, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Pedro Caro is a family practitioner in Miami, FL. He attended medical school at Higher Institute of Medical Sciences of Havana. Dr. Caro's areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and thyroid problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Caro is affiliated with Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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