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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. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and thyroid problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Guerrero is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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 and subsequently trained 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 for residency. Dr. Guerrero's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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's specialties are adult critical care, adult endocrinology, and primary care. He practices in Miami, FL and Homestead, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Barrera include diabetes, sleep disorders, and emphysema. Dr. Barrera has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Barrera's education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital.

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All Interests: Graves Disease, Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Snoring, Diabetes, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, Chronic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Martin Cohen's specialty is adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cohen include diabetes, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and hypertension (high blood pressure). On average, patients gave Dr. Cohen a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. 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 studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Cohen has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Ramon Lloret's specialty is interventional cardiology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Lloret focuses on diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Lloret is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Lloret performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes

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

Dr. Elise McCormack-Granja specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Miami, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McCormack-Granja include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. McCormack-Granja's education and training includes medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and residency at Roger Williams Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Preventive Care, Smoking Cessation

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

Dr. Antonio Blanco's area of specialization is general internal medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, emphysema, and migraine. Dr. Blanco is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital. He 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. Dr. Blanco attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Jose Salvador Soza, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
11535 N Kendall Drive
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jose Soza practices family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Soza's clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). 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 attended National Autonomous University of Nicaragua Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center.. In addition to English, Dr. Soza speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Chronic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alejandro Cordero practices general internal medicine in Miami, FL. His clinical interests include knee problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and migraine. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cordero honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school, Dr. Cordero completed his residency training at New York Hospital Queens. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with West Kendall Baptist Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Cordero has an open panel.

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

Dr. Carlos Granja is an adult nephrologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Granja include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. 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. 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 works as a general internist. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and stress management. Dr. Barquin 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 the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Barquin speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Obesity, Stress Management

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 specializes in family medicine, adolescent medicine, and general pediatrics and practices in Miami, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Martinez-Noda speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: erectile dysfunction (impotence), depression, and acne. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. After completing medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Martinez-Noda performed his residency at Miami Children's Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts 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: Depression, Erectile Dysfunction, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Hormone Therapy, ... (Read more)

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. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and sickle cell disease. Dr. Leon takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Leon is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Menopause, Spina Bifida, Varicose Veins, Sickle Cell Disease, Diabetes, Hormone Therapy, Sexually ... (Read more)

Dr. Alberto B Esquenazi, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Nephrology, Other
7900 Sw 57 Avenue; Suite 21
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alberto Esquenazi's areas of specialization are surgery and nephrology (kidney disease). His education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Esquenazi's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Esquenazi has received include South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He 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. John Woodward Hoover III, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine
5975 Sunset Drive; Suite 402
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. John Hoover's areas of specialization are family medicine, urgent care, and emergency medicine; he sees patients in Miami, FL and South Miami, FL. Dr. Hoover is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and a graduate of Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare's residency program. His areas of expertise include depression, diabetes, and obesity. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hoover honors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Dr. Marcos B Esquenazi, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Nephrology, Other
7900 Sw 57 Avenue; Suite 21
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Marcos Esquenazi's areas of specialization are surgery and nephrology (kidney disease); he sees patients in South Miami, FL, Homestead, FL, and Miami, FL. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Esquenazi completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Esquenazi is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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

Dr. Anaisys Maria Ballesteros, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
7400 Sw 87 Avenue; Suite 260
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Anaisys Ballesteros practices family medicine in Miami, FL. She attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Palmetto General Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Ballesteros include diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. Dr. Ballesteros 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 is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Obesity

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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.