We found 25 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Coventry Catastrophic near South Miami, FL.

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Dr. Fernando Carmelo Trespalacios, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9193 Sunset Drive; Suite 200
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Fernando Trespalacios is a specialist in adult nephrology. He speaks Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Trespalacios is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and residency at Tripler Army 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. Trespalacios honors. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Trespalacios include: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Surgery, Lupus

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

Dr. Kevin Fox's specialty is family medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. Dr. Fox is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Westchester General Hospital for residency. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fox is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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Dr. Jorge Carlos Busse, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9193 Sunset Drive; Suite 200
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Busse practices adult nephrology in Miami, FL. He speaks Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Busse is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. After attending Central University of the East School of Medicine, he completed his residency training 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. Busse accepts. Dr. Busse's distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Surgery, Lupus, Dialysis

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. Clinical interests for Dr. Prieto include bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Prieto's training includes residency programs at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Ponce and a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Prieto is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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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 specialty is adult nephrology. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Esquenazi is especially interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Esquenazi 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: Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Surgery, Lupus

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 medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and gynecology. Dr. Gonzalez-Quintero graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gonzalez-Quintero include diabetes, high risk pregnancy, 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 has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Gonzalez-Quintero 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, High Risk Pregnancy

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

Dr. Luis Geada practices general internal medicine. He is especially interested in diabetes and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Dr. Geada honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Raritan Bay Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Gaspar Alejandro Barreto Torrella, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9193 Sunset Drive; Suite 200
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Gaspar Barreto's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Barreto's areas of expertise include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Carlos J. Finlay Higher Institute of Medical Sciences of Camaguey. For his professional training, Dr. Barreto completed a residency program at VA Caribbean Healthcare System. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Barreto is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Surgery, Lupus

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 practice physician. These areas are among her clinical interests: erectile dysfunction (impotence), migraine, and depression. On average, patients gave Dr. Duncan-Garcia a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Duncan-Garcia is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Dr. Emilio Jose Gomez, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9193 Sunset Drive; Suite 200
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Emilio Gomez's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gomez include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gomez accepts. After attending Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Gomez completed his residency training at Dr. Ramon Ruiz Arnau University Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 Miami, FL physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Marill's education and training includes medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: migraine, thyroid problems, and depression. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Marill is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Pena include knee problems, migraine, and depression. Dr. Pena is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and 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. Pena takes. He graduated from Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Pena trained at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. Dr. Pena speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Alberto Sirven specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Miami, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: migraine, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Sirven takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sirven is a graduate of Autonomous University of Central America. He trained at Nassau University Medical Center for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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Dr. Cristiane Oshiro Mocelin Carvalho, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
7900 Sw 57 Avenue; Suite 21
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Cristiane Carvalho's specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Carvalho (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Carvalho's areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. She completed her residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. She is in-network for 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

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

Dr. Alberto Esquenazi's specialties are surgery and nephrology (kidney disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Esquenazi include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. Dr. Esquenazi accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Esquenazi's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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Dr. Antony Adrian Farias, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9193 Sw 72nd Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Antony Farias' specialty is adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Farias 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 studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Farias trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is 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.
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