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We found 20 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Coventry Catastrophic near South Miami, FL.

Dr. Dibe Martin, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Other
6200 Sunset Drive; Suite 301
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Dibe Martin is a physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Martin has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Martin's clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and endometriosis. Dr. Martin's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Martin 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. Before performing Dr. Martin's residency at the University District Hospital, Puerto Rico, Dr. Martin attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Martin has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Martin is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Menopause, Hypertension, Diabetes, Endometriosis, Amniocentesis, Prenatal Diagnosis

Dr. Juan Alberto Prieto, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6741 Sw 24 Street; Suite 50 & 51
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Juan Prieto works as a general internist in Miami, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Prieto's areas of expertise include bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prieto takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He trained at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Ponce and a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Kevin Baruch Fox, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
10860 North Kendall Drive
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Fox sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Fox's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, food allergy, and allergy testing. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. Dr. Fox accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Westchester General Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Carlos Granja is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. Dr. Granja 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. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Granja attended medical school at Central University of Ecuador. In addition to English, he speaks 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, Lupus, Preventive Care

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

Dr. Alberto Esquenazi is a surgeon and nephrologist in South Miami, FL, Homestead, FL, and Miami, FL. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Esquenazi studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for his residency. 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. Dr. Esquenazi's 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

Dr. Antonio Alexis Pena, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8600 Sw 92nd Street; Suite 101
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Pena specializes in general internal medicine. He speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include knee problems, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Pena is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Before performing his residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Dr. Pena attended Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Pena takes 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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Dr. Stephanie Leigh Duncan-Garcia, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
2701 Sw 3 Avenue; Suite 101
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Stephanie Duncan-Garcia specializes in family medicine. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction (impotence), migraine, and depression. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Duncan-Garcia accepts. She attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Duncan-Garcia completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Duncan-Garcia is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Dr. Jose B Esquenazi, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
7900 Sw 57 Avenue; Suite 21
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jose Esquenazi's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Esquenazi include 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 Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Esquenazi completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He speaks 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, Lupus, Preventive Care

Dr. Victor H Gonzalez-Quintero, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Gynecology
7765 South West 87th Avenue; Suite 200
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Victor Gonzalez-Quintero is a maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and gynecology specialist. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Gonzalez-Quintero's clinical interests encompass diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gonzalez-Quintero accepts. He has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

Dr. Carlos Alberto Vazquez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
8000 Sw 117 Avenue; Suite 201
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Vazquez practices general internal medicine in Miami, FL. His areas of expertise include depression, hepatitis, and graves disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Vazquez's residency was performed at Jersey City Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Vazquez's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Dr. Carlos Miguel Marill, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Other
5975 Sunset Drive; Penthouse 802
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Marill is a family medicine practitioner in Miami, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Marill's clinical interests: migraine, thyroid problems, and depression. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Marill graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for his residency. He 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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Dr. Janis Ivars Dzelzkalns, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
5858 Sw 68 Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Janis Dzelzkalns' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Dzelzkalns obtained Dr. Dzelzkalns's medical school training at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and performed Dr. Dzelzkalns's residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Dzelzkalns's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, glaucoma, and cataracts. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dzelzkalns honors. Dr. Dzelzkalns's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Cataracts, Retina Problems, Glaucoma

Dr. Rosario Gely-Sepulveda, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8740 N Kendall Drive; Suite 212
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rosario Gely specializes in general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gely include scoliosis, bell's palsy, and thyroid problems. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Gely graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University Pediatric Hospital, Puerto Rico. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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

Dr. Amarilis Gonzalez's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include knee problems, migraine, and depression. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gonzalez attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at West Suburban Medical Center. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Gonzalez's professional affiliations include Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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Dr. Johannes Isaac Lopez, MD
Specializes in Legal Medicine, General Pediatrics
10300 Sunset Drive; Building 300, #351
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Johannes Lopez's areas of specialization are legal medicine and general pediatrics; he sees patients in Miami, FL and Doral, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Lopez is 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lopez accepts. Dr. Lopez attended Eugenio Maria de Hostos University for medical school and subsequently trained at Miami Children's Hospital for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

Dr. Alberto Sirven, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
8200 Sw 117th Avenue; 304
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alberto Sirven's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. His areas of expertise include migraine, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Sirven has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Central America. Dr. Sirven trained at Nassau University Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sirven is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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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.