Delivering the Most Comprehensive Diabetes Care.
Why Choose Us
As South Florida’s only university-based health care system, our research-driven medical care is supplemented by today’s health care experts who teach tomorrow’s talented medical minds – and are focused on providing care that is tailored to best serve patients.
We treat patients who have Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, secondary and genetic forms of diabetes, highly complicated diabetes, and diabetes during pregnancy.
A team of specialists manages all aspects of diabetes and any complications, creating a complete and tailored treatment plan for patients that includes:
- Individualized Medical Management: This approach ensures better outcomes through personalized chronic disease management.
- Education: Patients will learn to lead healthier lives through diabetes care training, including nutritional counseling.
- High-risk Care: We provide preventive surveillance and interventions for high risk pre-diabetes patients.
- Device Assistance: This includes insulin pump training and continuous glucose monitoring.
The team is led by the Director of the Comprehensive Diabetes Center and Ernesto Bernal-Mizrachi, M.D., Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. Our staff includes:
- Sleep Medicine Specialists
- Nurse practitioners specializing in diabetes education
This multidisciplinary approach ensures patients with diabetes get the most advanced medical care, education, and aggressive prevention and management of complications all at one location.
Patients can receive care at two locations:
The Lennar Foundation Medical Center
5555 Ponce de Leon Boulevard
Coral Gables, FL 33146
UHealth Diabetes Research Institute
1450 NW 10th Avenue
Miami, FL 33136
Comprehensive Diabetes Center FAQs
Yes, if you want to consult a specific doctor on our team, you may request his or her name when making an appointment.
Yes. Classes are held at the Lennar Foundation Medical Center and at the Diabetes Research Institute. Each month, many comprehensive diabetes classes are offered in English and in Spanish to patients and families with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Our diabetes education program is ADA certified.
Yes, our ADA-certified diabetes education program includes nutritional counseling by trained nutritionists.
Yes, we perform point of care HbA1c and blood sugar (from finger stick) at the time of your visit. If additional blood tests are required, we have on-site blood draw laboratories.
As an academic medical center, we leverage the latest research completed by the nationally recognized University of Miami Miller School of Medicine to offer the newest treatments—including promising new approaches through clinical trials. You benefit from medical advancements before they’re widely available, provided by leading endocrinology experts who are known worldwide for their expertise.
Our Comprehensive Diabetes Centers are located at the Lennar Foundation Medical Center, 5555 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, at the edge of the University of Miami campus. You may self-park in the dedicated lot adjacent to the facility or utilize our valet parking service. We also have services provided at the UHealth Diabetes Research Institute, 1450 NW 10th Avenue.
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