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Dr. Gloria Mendizabal-Piedra MD

(305) 823-2433

3986 W. 16 Avenue | Hialeah, FL 33012

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Three Patient Preparedness Tips You’ll Want to Learn

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Going to the doctor is simple enough. You call them, schedule an appointment, and show up. That is usually all there is to it. You may have to fast or avoid drinking coffee before certain appointments, but you’ll know that ahead of time. So, it may seem counterintuitive to talk about patient preparedness. When it comes to your health, you don’t want to leave anything to chance. Find some simple, helpful things you can do before seeing your doctor below! Write Down Your Goals Maybe you’re going to the doctor for a routine checkup, an annual physical, or for weight… Read More

Your Guide On How to Read an EKG

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Did you know that 33 percent of adult men have some heart disease? During Men’s Health Month, it’s crucial for you to learn how to read an EKG. If you or someone you know run into any cardiovascular issues in the future, you’ll know what these test results mean. Researchers have found that men are twice as likely as women to have a heart attack. Traditional risk factors that men are more likely to experience include high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, and a higher body mass index. It’s possible for you to develop heart diseases without being aware it’s… Read More

Wear Blue Friday: The Most Important Day of Men’s Health Month

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Men face a host of potential medical issues. From prostate and testicular cancer to cardiovascular disease, it’s estimated that 33 percent of adult men have some type of heart disease. There are a lot of things for men to worry about. What’s a man to do? Well, apart from seeing your doctor regularly, you can take part in Men’s Health Month. Here’s what you need to know about this important month! Men’s Health Month June is Men’s Health Month. This is a celebration of men’s health, an awareness campaign about the various medical issues that men may face, and a… Read More

Why Sports Drinks Can’t Compare to IV Hydration

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Millions of people turn to sports drinks for hydration after performing rigorous activities. But, are sports drinks better than IV hydration? The sports drink craze has been around for decades ever since Gatorade came into existence in the 1970s. It has taken off as a multi-million dollar industry in the United States. However, when compared to IV hydration, sports drinks just don’t make the grade and it doesn’t matter why you need to hydrate. Immediate Fluid Intake with IV Hydration One of the biggest benefits of IV hydration compared to sports drinks is that you are provided with immediate fluid… Read More

Allergy and Asthma Awareness: What You Need to Know

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The month of May is designated as National Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month. It makes sense since most allergy and asthma sufferers see their health impacted beginning every year in May. The grass has begun to grow again, pollen is in full force, and many allergies are making a return after the winter. Do you suffer from allergy and asthma? This is a double whammy that many people endure every year, even if they seek treatment for their asthma from GMP Medical in Hialeah, Florida. Here’s all you need to know about these two health issues so you can survive… Read More

Celebrate National Women’s Health Week with a Check-Up

Celebrate National Women’s Health Week with a Check-Up

May 12 to 18 is National Women’s Health Week. This week, starting annually on Mother’s Day is meant as a reminder to women across the country to make their health a priority – and to take care of themselves. At GMP Medical, we always want our patients to be as healthy as possible – that’s why we think there’s no better way to celebrate National Women’s Health Week than with a check-up! Take Control of Your Health Today! According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office On Women’s Health, there is no better time to start taking… Read More

May is Stroke Awareness Month: Learn the Warning Signs

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Strokes are among the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. They can happen suddenly and with little warning and can affect people at any age. Just this year, 52-year-old Luke Perry and 51-year-old director John Singleton died after suffering a stroke. If someone near you was having a stroke would you know how to help? If not, it’s crucial to learn the warning signs. What are the Signs of a Stroke? Common signs are slurred speech, sudden weakness on one side of the body, severe headaches, trouble with balance, loss of vision.  The easiest way to… Read More

Is There a Link Between Sleep Duration and Diabetes?

sleep duration and diabetes

When you think about diabetes and the causes of it, the first thing that usually comes to mind is that it involves your diet. It makes sense. Diabetes is a disease involving your blood sugar or glucose. You get glucose from the foods you eat. Glucose needs the hormone insulin to get into your cells to give them energy which is what you need to keep you going. There are different types of diabetes, the most common one being type-2 diabetes, where your body doesn’t make insulin the way it should. When the body doesn’t have enough insulin, your glucose… Read More

April is National Minority Health Month: Are You at Risk for a Chronic Disease?

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There seems to be inequality in healthcare, especially when it comes to racial and ethnic minorities, in the United States.  Several medical conditions affect ethnic and racial populations disproportionately. Some of the most common causes of sickness, disability, and death are heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer. Visiting an experienced doctor in Hialeah, who’s familiar with these health issues, is a great first start to optimal health. Health Disparities Are Real Here are numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other health organizations, on health disparities faced by racial and ethnic minorities. African Americans are 40… Read More

It’s National Minority Cancer Awareness Week: Learn How to Lower Your Risk

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Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the world, and according to the American Cancer Society, cancer death rates are dropping in the U.S. However, over 600 thousand people are expected to die of cancer this year. Cancer affects different populations differently, and minority groups in the U.S. are affected disproportionately. This is National Minority Cancer Awareness Week (April 8 – 14).  We’re all about awareness and optimal health at GMP Medical in Hialeah, and we want to share with you some tips on how to lower your risk for cancer.            Health Disparities and Cancer Cancer facts and… Read More