We found 30 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueSelect Everyday Health near South Miami, FL.

Dr. Luis Alfredo Guerrero, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
8500 Sw 92 Street; Suite 201
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Luis Guerrero specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Miami, FL. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Guerrero attended Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine, Ibero-American University (UNIBE), and National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine for medical school. His areas of expertise include diabetes, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and thyroid problems. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Guerrero is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis

Dr. Carlos Morton Barrera, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Endocrinology, Primary Care, Adult Pulmonology
7190 Sw 87 Avenue; Suite 306
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Barrera practices adult critical care, adult endocrinology, and primary care. Clinical interests for Dr. Barrera include diabetes, sleep disorders, and emphysema. Patient ratings for Dr. Barrera average 3.5 stars out of 5. 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. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital.

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Dr. Martin Steven Cohen, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
7800 S.w 87th Avenue; Suite A-130
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Martin Cohen is an adult endocrinology specialist. Dr. Cohen has a special interest in diabetes, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and hypertension (high blood pressure). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Cohen attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Graves Disease, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, Diabetes, Thyroid Problems

Dr. Avelino R. Caride, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine
7000 Sw 97th Avenue; Suite 208
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Avelino Caride is a physician who specializes in general practice, general internal medicine, and preventive medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Caride include diabetes, alzheimer's disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Caride takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Diabetes, Alzheimer's Disease

Dr. Ramon Luis Lloret, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
7400 Sw 87th Avenue; Suite 100
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Ramon Lloret's area of specialization is interventional cardiology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lloret at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lloret accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Lloret has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes

Dr. Antonio Emilio Blanco, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7775 Sw 87 Avenue; Suite 100
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Blanco works as a general internist. On average, patients gave Dr. Blanco a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, emphysema, and migraine. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital. Dr. Blanco honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Migraine, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, Acne, Emphysema, Smoking ... (Read more)

Dr. Elise Michelle M McCormack-Granja, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7101 Sw 99th Avenue; Suite 108
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Elise McCormack-Granja works as a general internist. Areas of expertise for Dr. McCormack-Granja include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. McCormack-Granja studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. McCormack-Granja's medical residency was performed at Roger Williams Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. McCormack-Granja is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes 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: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Jose Salvador Soza, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
5975 Sunset Drive; Suite 402
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jose Soza's specialties are family medicine and urgent care. He practices in South Miami, FL and Miami, FL. Dr. Soza's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at National Autonomous University of Nicaragua Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Soza trained at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center. for residency. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Dr. Alejandro Augusto Cordero, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8500 Sw 92 Street; Suite 102
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Cordero's specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and migraine. Dr. Cordero is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York Hospital Queens. Dr. Cordero speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Kendall Baptist Hospital and Baptist Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Peter Andres Martinez-Noda, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
7000 Sw 97 Avenue; Suite 101
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Peter Martinez-Noda's specialties are family medicine, adolescent medicine, and general pediatrics. He practices in Miami, FL. Dr. Martinez-Noda is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction (impotence), depression, and acne. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. He studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Miami Children's Hospital. Dr. Martinez-Noda's average rating from his patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. 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.

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Dr. Orlando Juan Leon, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
9000 Sw 87th Court; Suite 106
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Orlando Leon's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Leon is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leon include diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and sickle cell disease. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Leon an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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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All Interests: Menopause, Spina Bifida, Varicose Veins, Sickle Cell Disease, Diabetes, Hormone Therapy, Sexually ... (Read more)

Dr. John Woodward Hoover III, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine
5975 Sunset Drive; Suite 402
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. John Hoover practices family medicine, urgent care, and emergency medicine in Miami, FL and South Miami, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, diabetes, and obesity. Dr. Hoover 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. Before completing his residency at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, Dr. Hoover attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Sickle Cell Disease, Hypertension, Food Allergy, Skin Cancer, Scar Revision, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carlos Andres Granja, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
7900 Sw 57 Avenue; Suite 21
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Granja sees patients in Homestead, FL, Miami, FL, and South Miami, FL. His medical specialties are surgery and adult nephrology. He has a special interest in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Dr. Granja accepts 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 Central University of Ecuador, he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Granja speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Yeisel Barquin, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8940 N Kendall Drive; Suite 901e
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Yeisel Barquin practices general internal medicine in Miami, FL. She speaks Spanish. Her clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and stress management. Dr. Barquin is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital. She attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Barquin trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. She is in-network for 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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All Interests: Diabetes, Obesity, Stress Management

Dr. Amalia Mercedes Landa-Galindez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
800 Sw 108 Avenue; Suite 100
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Amalia Landa-Galindez works as an internist. Clinical interests for Dr. Landa-Galindez include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and acne. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Landa-Galindez is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Landa-Galindez's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Dr. Alberto B Esquenazi, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Nephrology, Other
7900 Sw 57 Avenue; Suite 21
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). These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Dr. Esquenazi takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. His medical 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. Dr. Esquenazi is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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

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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.