We found 22 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
7300 Sw 62nd Place; Suite Phe
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Dibe Martin, who practices in South Miami, FL and Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Martin has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and endometriosis. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University District Hospital, Puerto Rico. She has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Martin speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Baptist 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's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Fox is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, food allergy, and allergy testing. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. After attending Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Westchester General Hospital. Dr. Fox has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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

Dr. Luis G Geada, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3821 Southwest 107th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Luis Geada is an internist in Miami, FL. He is especially interested in diabetes and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Geada honors. He attended medical school at the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Raritan Bay Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Geada is professionally affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Granja's clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Granja attended Central University of Ecuador for medical school. 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: Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Surgery, Lupus, Preventive Care

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

Dr. Juan Prieto practices general internal medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Prieto completed residency programs at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Ponce and a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine. Dr. Prieto's clinical interests include bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Prieto is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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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 physician who specializes in family medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include migraine, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Marill's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. He is a graduate of Central University of the East School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Marill 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. Antonio Alexis Pena, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8600 Sw 92nd Street; Suite 101
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Pena sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Pena include knee problems, migraine, and thyroid problems. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. He attended Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Pena 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.

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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's medical specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and gynecology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gonzalez-Quintero include diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Gonzalez-Quintero is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Gonzalez-Quintero studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

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

Dr. Alberto Sirven practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Sirven is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Sirven include migraine, thyroid problems, and depression. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Autonomous University of Central America for medical school and subsequently trained at Nassau University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Sirven speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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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 works as a family practitioner. Areas of expertise for Dr. Duncan-Garcia include erectile dysfunction (impotence), migraine, and depression. Her professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Duncan-Garcia studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Duncan-Garcia trained at a hospital affiliated with Nova Southeastern University. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Duncan-Garcia 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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Dr. Alberto B Esquenazi, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Nephrology, Other
7900 Sw 57 Avenue; Suite 21
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alberto Esquenazi is a physician who specializes in surgery and nephrology (kidney disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Esquenazi include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. His professional affiliations include 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. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Esquenazi trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Esquenazi include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Jose Esquenazi is a nephrologist. Dr. Esquenazi is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Esquenazi include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Esquenazi 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.

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

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

Dr. Janis Dzelzkalns practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dzelzkalns include diabetes, glaucoma, and cataracts. Dr. Dzelzkalns is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. 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. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His training includes a residency program at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Cataracts, Retina Problems, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Carlos Vazquez sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vazquez include depression, hepatitis, and graves disease. He is affiliated with West Kendall Baptist Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Vazquez studied medicine at Higher Institute of Medical Sciences of Havana. His residency was performed at Jersey City 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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Dr. Armando Jose Rivero, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine
9951 Bird Road
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Armando Rivero specializes in general practice and general internal medicine. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. Dr. Rivero is especially interested in diabetes, electrocardiogram (EKG), and wellness visit. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rivero is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Wellness Visit, Electrocardiogram, Preventive Care

Dr. Luis Plasencia, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8741 Coral Way
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Luis Plasencia is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Plasencia's areas of expertise include diabetes, obesity, and emphysema. 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. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez (UACJ). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Plasencia's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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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.
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