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

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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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fox include bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. Dr. Fox is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. Dr. Fox honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Westchester General Hospital for residency. Dr. Fox speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Jorge Busse is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Busse's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Busse obtained his medical school training at Central University of the East 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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's specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Prieto include bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. His medical residency was performed 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's professional affiliations include 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, who practices in Miami, FL and Homestead, FL, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Dr. Esquenazi 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 Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Esquenazi speaks Spanish.

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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 works as a perinatologist and gynecologist. Dr. Gonzalez-Quintero's clinical interests include diabetes, high risk pregnancy, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Gonzalez-Quintero's professional 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 is a general internist. These areas are among Dr. Geada's clinical interests: diabetes and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He is affiliated with 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Geada graduated from the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Geada completed a residency program at Raritan Bay Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

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

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

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

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

Dr. Gaspar Barreto is a specialist in adult nephrology. After attending Carlos J. Finlay Higher Institute of Medical Sciences of Camaguey for medical school, he completed his residency training at VA Caribbean Healthcare System. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barreto accepts. His distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Barreto is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Emilio Gomez is a nephrologist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Gomez is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Dr. Gomez studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Dr. Ramon Ruiz Arnau University Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as 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 is an internist. After attending Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. His areas of expertise include knee problems, migraine, and depression. Dr. Pena 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 speaks Spanish. Dr. Pena is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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

Dr. Alberto Sirven is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sirven include migraine, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Sirven's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Central America and a graduate of Nassau University Medical Center's residency program. Patient ratings for Dr. Sirven average 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.

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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 family medicine practitioner. Her clinical interests include erectile dysfunction (impotence), migraine, and depression. Dr. Duncan-Garcia's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. She attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Nova Southeastern University for residency. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She 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. Cristiane Oshiro Mocelin Carvalho, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
7900 Sw 57 Avenue; Suite 21
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Cristiane Carvalho works as a nephrologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carvalho include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. She 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. Dr. Carvalho's residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Carvalho (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Carvalho's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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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). He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Esquenazi trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. His clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. He accepts 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. Esquenazi include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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' area of specialization is adult nephrology. His education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He is especially interested in diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Farias takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Farias's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Marill include migraine, thyroid problems, and depression. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Marill is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Marill is a graduate of Central University of the East School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Marill completed a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he 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.
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