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 maternal-fetal medicine specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Martin is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Martin has a special interest in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and endometriosis. Dr. Martin is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Martin takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Dr. Martin performed Dr. Martin's residency at the University District Hospital, Puerto Rico. Dr. Martin has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Martin is conversant in Spanish.

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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 works as a family medicine physician. Before completing his residency at Westchester General Hospital, Dr. Fox attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Fox's clinical interests: diabetes, food allergy, and allergy testing. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fox is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His hospital/clinic 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, Allergy Testing, Weight Loss

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

Dr. Juan Prieto's specialty is general internal medicine. His clinical interests include bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. He accepts 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, Dr. Prieto speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Carlos Granja is an adult nephrology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Granja include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Central University of Ecuador. Dr. Granja completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

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. Before completing his residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Dr. Pena attended medical school at Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine. His areas of expertise include knee problems, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Pena accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pena speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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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 areas of specialization are maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and gynecology; he sees patients in Miami, FL. Dr. Gonzalez-Quintero speaks Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Gonzalez-Quintero's distinctions include: 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 B Esquenazi, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Nephrology, Other
7900 Sw 57 Avenue; Suite 21
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alberto Esquenazi sees patients in South Miami, FL, Homestead, FL, and Miami, FL. His medical specialties are surgery and nephrology (kidney disease). His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. 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. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Esquenazi include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Esquenazi is conversant in Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Carlos Vazquez's specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Vazquez include depression, hepatitis, and graves disease. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vazquez's medical residency was performed at Jersey City Medical Center. 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. Stephanie Leigh Duncan-Garcia, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
2701 Sw 3 Avenue; Suite 101
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Stephanie Duncan-Garcia is a physician who specializes in family medicine. She obtained her medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Nova Southeastern University. Clinical interests for Dr. Duncan-Garcia include erectile dysfunction (impotence), migraine, and depression. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She 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. Dr. Duncan-Garcia's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, who practices in Miami, FL and Homestead, FL, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. Dr. Esquenazi 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 Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Esquenazi attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Esquenazi 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. Carlos Miguel Marill, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Other
5975 Sunset Drive; Penthouse 802
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Marill specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Marill include migraine, thyroid problems, and depression. 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. After completing medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine, Dr. Marill performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Marill is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors 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' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Dzelzkalns graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then Dr. Dzelzkalns performed Dr. Dzelzkalns's residency 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. Amarilis Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4580 Sw 8 Street
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Amarilis Gonzalez practices general internal medicine. Dr. Gonzalez attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at West Suburban Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include knee problems, migraine, and depression. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Gonzalez's hospital/clinic affiliations include Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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

Dr. Rosario Gely works as a general pediatrician. Before performing her residency at the University Pediatric Hospital, Puerto Rico, Dr. Gely attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Gely's areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, bell's palsy, and thyroid problems. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist 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 specializes in legal medicine and general pediatrics. Dr. Lopez's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include diabetes, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Lopez graduated from Eugenio Maria de Hostos University. His residency was performed at Miami Children's Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Miami, FL. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include migraine, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Sirven's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Dr. Sirven takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Central America. For his professional training, Dr. Sirven completed a residency program at Nassau University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Sirven speaks Spanish.

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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.