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We found 77 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Silver Navigate 2000 near South Miami, FL.

Dr. Julio C Pita Jr., MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Other
6705 Red Road; Suite 714
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Julio Pita practices endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. The average patient rating for Dr. Pita is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include diabetes, osteoporosis, and graves disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Pita include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Graves Disease, Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis

Dr. Luis Alfredo Guerrero, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
8500 Sw 92 Street; Suite 201
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Luis Guerrero specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Miami, FL. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Guerrero attended Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine, Ibero-American University (UNIBE), and National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine for medical school. His areas of expertise include diabetes, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and thyroid problems. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Guerrero is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis

Dr. Luis Carlos Quintero, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Other
420 S Dixie Highway; Suite 4e
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Luis Quintero works as an endocrinologist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Quintero's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Quintero accepts. Dr. Quintero has an open panel. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida, Dr. Quintero attended medical school at the University of Panama School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Quintero speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes

Dr. Barbara Madeline Muina, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, General Internal Medicine
9195 Sunset Drive; 210
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Barbara Muina specializes in adult endocrinology and general internal medicine and practices in Miami, FL. Dr. Muina is conversant in Spanish. Her clinical interests include diabetes, emphysema, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Before completing her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Muina attended medical school at the University of Seville Faculty of Medicine. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Muina honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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All Interests: Graves Disease, Hypertension, Diabetes, Asthma, Preventive Care, Emphysema

Dr. Robert Edward Aden, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
9595 N Kendall Drive; Suite 210
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Robert Aden's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Aden include diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. Dr. Aden has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Aden trained at Jacobi Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Aden's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Obesity, Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis

Dr. Hernan Raul Baquerizo, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
8950 N Kendall Drive; Suite 402
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Hernan Baquerizo, who practices in Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include diabetes, osteoporosis, and graves disease. Dr. Baquerizo is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Guayaquil Faculty of Medical Sciences and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Baquerizo has received a 1.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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All Interests: Graves Disease, Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis

Dr. Luis Enrique Gonzalez-Mendoza, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
3100 Sw 62nd Avenue; Suite 122
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Luis Gonzalez-Mendoza specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Gonzalez-Mendoza's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gonzalez-Mendoza include diabetes, graves disease, and lupus. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gonzalez-Mendoza takes. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Gonzalez-Mendoza is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Graves Disease, Diabetes, Lupus

Dr. Kenneth Bryan Shephard, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
8720 Sw 88th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Shephard is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shephard's clinical interests encompass diabetes and thyroid problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Shephard takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Catholic University of Santiago of Guayaquil, Faculty of Medical Sciences and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. He is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems

Dr. Carlos Morton Barrera, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Endocrinology, Primary Care, Adult Pulmonology
7190 Sw 87 Avenue; Suite 306
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Barrera practices adult critical care, adult endocrinology, and primary care. Clinical interests for Dr. Barrera include diabetes, sleep disorders, and emphysema. Patient ratings for Dr. Barrera average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital.

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Dr. Martin Steven Cohen, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
7800 S.w 87th Avenue; Suite A-130
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Martin Cohen is an adult endocrinology specialist. Dr. Cohen has a special interest in diabetes, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and hypertension (high blood pressure). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Cohen attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Graves Disease, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, Diabetes, Thyroid Problems

Dr. Peter N Weissman, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Other
7867 Sw 88 Street; Suite 80
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Peter Weissman is an endocrinologist in Miami, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Weissman is 2.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Weissman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Weissman has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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

Dr. Dibe Martin works as a perinatologist in Miami, FL and South Miami, FL. Dr. Martin has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by Dr. Martin's patients. Dr. Martin's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and endometriosis. Dr. Martin honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Martin speaks Spanish. Dr. Martin's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital.

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

Dr. Henry Elias Paez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1898 Sw 27 Avenue; Suite 1
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Henry Paez works as a family medicine practitioner. Areas of expertise for Dr. Paez include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and depression. He accepts several insurance carriers, including AvMed, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Paez attended Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Central University of the Caribbean for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Antonio Emilio Blanco, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7775 Sw 87 Avenue; Suite 100
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Blanco works as a general internist. On average, patients gave Dr. Blanco a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, emphysema, and migraine. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital. Dr. Blanco honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Migraine, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, Acne, Emphysema, Smoking ... (Read more)

Dr. Stuart Kent Joseph, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
9299 Sw 152 Street; Suite 104
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Stuart Joseph sees patients in Village of Palmetto Bay, FL and Miami, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Joseph's clinical interests: knee problems, thyroid problems, and depression. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital. Before completing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Joseph attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He honors AvMed, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Elise Michelle M McCormack-Granja, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7101 Sw 99th Avenue; Suite 108
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Elise McCormack-Granja works as a general internist. Areas of expertise for Dr. McCormack-Granja include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. McCormack-Granja studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. McCormack-Granja's medical residency was performed at Roger Williams Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. McCormack-Granja is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes 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: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Smoking Cessation

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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.