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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 medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). In Dr. Martin's practice, Dr. Martin is particularly interested in diabetes, menopause, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient reviews placed Dr. Martin at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Martin honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing Dr. Martin's residency at the University District Hospital, Puerto Rico, Dr. Martin attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Martin has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Martin speaks Spanish. Dr. Martin is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Kevin Fox specializes in family medicine and practices in Miami, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Homestead, FL. Patients gave Dr. Fox an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Fox include diabetes, food allergy, and allergy testing. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Fox's medical residency was performed at Westchester General Hospital. His professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Food Allergy, Skin Cancer, Back Problems, Diabetes, Stroke, Allergy Testing, Headache, Allergies, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Juan Prieto specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Prieto's areas of expertise include bulimia, prostate problems, and depression. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Prieto trained at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Ponce and a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. He 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 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. 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 and practices in Miami, FL. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Duncan-Garcia's clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and depression. 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. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Nova Southeastern University, Dr. Duncan-Garcia attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Duncan-Garcia is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Graves Disease, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, Food Allergy, Migraine, Snoring, ... (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. Antonio Alexis Pena, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8600 Sw 92nd Street; Suite 101
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Pena is an internist in Miami, FL. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Pena's clinical interests include prostate problems, menopause, and thyroid problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. 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: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Sickle Cell Disease, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

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, who practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and gynecology. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gonzalez-Quintero include diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Gonzalez-Quintero's hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Gonzalez-Quintero takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Gonzalez-Quintero has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

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

Dr. Jose Esquenazi's specialty is adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Esquenazi include diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. 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. Dr. Esquenazi attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Carlos Marill practices family medicine. His clinical interests include prostate problems, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Marill 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 Central University of the East School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Marill is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Immunization, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

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. Dr. Vazquez trained at Jersey City Medical Center for residency. His clinical interests include prostate problems, menopause, and depression. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Dr. Janis Ivars Dzelzkalns, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
5858 Sw 68 Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Janis Dzelzkalns practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in South Miami, FL, Miami, FL, and Fort Lauderdale, FL. After attending the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school, Dr. Dzelzkalns completed Dr. Dzelzkalns's residency training at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Dzelzkalns's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, glaucoma, and cataracts. Dr. Dzelzkalns honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gely include thyroid problems, cystic fibrosis (CF), and acne. She is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Gely is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She 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, Dr. Gely speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Eating Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Scoliosis, Herpes, Sickle Cell Disease, Sinus Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Amarilis Gonzalez's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include prostate problems, menopause, and depression. She is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Gonzalez takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of West Suburban Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Gonzalez speaks Spanish.

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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. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lopez include diabetes, milk allergy, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). His professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Lopez is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Eugenio Maria de Hostos University and residency at Miami Children's Hospital. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Headache, Diabetes, Milk Allergy, Attention Deficit Disorder, Infections, Asthma

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

Dr. Alberto Sirven is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. Patients gave Dr. Sirven an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He 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. Before completing his residency at Nassau University Medical Center, Dr. Sirven attended medical school at Autonomous University of Central America. Dr. Sirven is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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.