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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 is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Guerrero's clinical interests include diabetes, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He 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. After attending 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, Dr. Guerrero completed his residency training 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.

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

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. His clinical interests include diabetes, sleep disorders, and emphysema. Dr. Barrera's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Barrera average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Barrera 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: 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 is an adult endocrinology specialist in Miami, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and pituitary disorders. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Cohen is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Cohen graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He 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 practices interventional cardiology in Miami, FL. Patients gave Dr. Lloret an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Lloret has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Lloret is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Arrhythmias, Stroke, Cholesterol Problems

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

Dr. Elise McCormack-Granja's area of specialization is general internal medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. 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. The average patient rating for Dr. McCormack-Granja is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Preventive Care, Cholesterol ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Antonio Blanco's specialty is general internal medicine. Patients gave Dr. Blanco an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, emphysema, and migraine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Blanco is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Sinus Problems, Migraine, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Kidney Problems, Thyroid ... (Read more)

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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine, adolescent medicine, and general pediatrics. Dr. Martinez-Noda has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Martinez-Noda include erectile dysfunction (impotence), depression, and acne. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Martinez-Noda studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Miami Children's Hospital for his residency. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Erectile Dysfunction, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Orlando Leon, who practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. In addition to English, Dr. Leon speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leon include diabetes, herpes, and menopause. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Leon is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Leon 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: Cervical Dysplasia, Herpes, Sickle Cell Disease, Diabetes, Hormone Therapy, Cancer, Stroke, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jose Soza's specialty is family medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Soza include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), bell's palsy, and allergy testing. Dr. Soza's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at National Autonomous University of Nicaragua Faculty of Medicine and residency at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center.. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Hypertension, Sinus Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Rashes, Arthritis, Allergy Testing, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alejandro Cordero sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Cordero's areas of expertise include knee problems, menopause, and migraine. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at New York Hospital Queens, Dr. Cordero attended medical school at Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Cordero's hospital/clinic affiliations include West Kendall Baptist Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, Knee ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Anaisys Ballesteros is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in family medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. Dr. Ballesteros takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Preventive Care, Cholesterol ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Carlos Granja practices adult nephrology. These areas are among Dr. Granja's clinical interests: diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Central University of Ecuador and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Granja speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Surgery, Lupus, Heart Failure, Kidney Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Yeisel Barquin's specialty is general internal medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Barquin has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and stress management. She is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital. She attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barquin takes.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Obesity, Cholesterol Problems, Stress Management

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 specializes in family medicine, urgent care, and emergency medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, diabetes, and obesity. Dr. Hoover is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Hoover is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and a graduate of Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare's residency program. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

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

Dr. Alberto Esquenazi practices surgery and nephrology (kidney disease). His areas of expertise include diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). 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. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Esquenazi attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Esquenazi include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Surgery, Heart Failure, Kidney Problems, Preventive Care

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

Dr. Marcos Esquenazi is a surgery and nephrology (kidney disease) specialist in South Miami, FL and Miami, FL. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Esquenazi include diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Esquenazi 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 has received the distinction of 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

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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.