We found 79 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Silver Navigate 2000 near South Miami, FL.

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

Dr. Luis Guerrero is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Guerrero include diabetes, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and thyroid problems. Dr. Guerrero accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Guerrero is a graduate of Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine, Ibero-American University (UNIBE), and National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed 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. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Julio Pita's area of specialization is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In Dr. Pita's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, osteoporosis, and graves disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Pita is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Pita is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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

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. The average patient rating for Dr. Muina is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Muina include diabetes, emphysema, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Muina's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Muina is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Seville Faculty of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. He studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Aden completed a residency program at Jacobi Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Aden include diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. Patient reviews placed Dr. Aden at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Aden include: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Aden's professional 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's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Patients gave Dr. Baquerizo an average rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass diabetes, osteoporosis, and graves disease. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baquerizo takes. Dr. Baquerizo attended the University of Guayaquil Faculty of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Graves Disease, 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 sees patients in Miami, FL and Coral Gables, FL. His medical specialty is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. His areas of expertise include diabetes and thyroid problems. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. After attending the University of Panama School of Medicine, Dr. Quintero completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Dr. Quintero has an open panel.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes

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

Dr. Kenneth Shephard's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and thyroid problems. Dr. Shephard honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Shephard attended medical school at Catholic University of Santiago of Guayaquil, Faculty of Medical Sciences. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems

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

Dr. Martin Cohen's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Cohen honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Cohen's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Luis Gonzalez-Mendoza's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Gonzalez-Mendoza include diabetes, graves disease, and lupus. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. 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 accepts. He 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. 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 in Miami, FL and Homestead, FL. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include diabetes, sleep disorders, and emphysema. Dr. Barrera is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital. Dr. Barrera 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. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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

Dr. Peter Weissman's area of specialization is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Clinical interests for Dr. Weissman include diabetes, obesity, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is affiliated with Baptist Hospital. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Weissman has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Elise McCormack-Granja's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Her education and training includes medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and residency at Roger Williams Medical Center. In Dr. McCormack-Granja's practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. McCormack-Granja is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Smoking Cessation

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

Dr. Henry Paez is a physician who specializes in family medicine. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and depression. Dr. Paez honors AvMed, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Central University of the Caribbean. Dr. Paez is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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Dr. Rosa Maria Garcia, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine
7265 Sw 93rd Avenue; Suite 202
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rosa Garcia specializes in general internal medicine and sleep medicine and practices in Miami, FL. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and sleep disorders. Dr. Garcia has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Garcia trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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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

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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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