Dr. Gloria Mendizabal-Piedra MD

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3986 W. 16 Avenue | Hialeah, FL 33012

Recent Posts

Is There a Link Between Sleep Duration and Diabetes?

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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

Tips to Lose Weight While Eating Right

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If you’re reading this, this means you are serious about eating right, losing weight and getting into the best shape of your life. We love that! March is National Nutrition Month, and there’s a lot of great information out there to help you on your journey. Now’s the perfect time to focus on you. And speaking of information, as weight-loss experts, we also have lots to share with you about healthy meals, a healthy diet, weight loss, and wellness in general.  We hope you’re ready to get started! Weight Loss Tips for a Healthy You No matter if you’re trying… Read More

American Diabetes Alert Day is March 26: Are You at Risk?

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“You have borderline diabetes” or “You’re a borderline diabetic.” Has your doctor ever told you that?  That means you’re at risk of developing diabetes and you need to make some changes right away to improve your health.  The number of people in the U.S. living with diabetes or prediabetes continues to soar. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) now puts that number at 100 million. The Diabetes Association’s Alert Day is a one-day “wake-up call” to inform the American public of the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of understanding your risk. Warning Signs for Prediabetes Diabetes is a disease… Read More

March is National Nutrition Month: Let’s Eat Right

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If you promised yourself that this would be the year you’re going to start eating right, but you haven’t been on track, no worries. Now’s the perfect time to start again. This is National Nutrition Month, an excellent excuse for you to up your nutrition game and eat right. We can help you start a healthy diet and live a healthy lifestyle.  Think heart healthy. That should be your ultimate goal. Obesity Rates Are Getting Worse A recent report on obesity finds that America is getting fatter – nearly 40 percent of us are now obese.  And with rising obesity… Read More

It’s National Sleep Awareness Week: Are You Getting Enough ZZZ’s?

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We all want it and need it, but not everyone gets it. We’re talking about a good night’s sleep.  Did you have a good rest, last night? If not – and that’s happening on a regular basis – that could lead to some serious health issues, and more. Good sleep health is connected to good health. Sleeping is a necessity, but yet, many of us have a hard time falling asleep or even staying sleep. An estimated 10 percent of the population suffers from chronic insomnia. If you’re not getting enough sleep, talk to us about how we can remedy… Read More

Best Miami Events in Spring 2019

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There’s no way you can utter the words, “I’m bored” in Miami. It’s a very happening place, with so much to do, day in and day out, and there’s something for everybody! Spring is in the air and the Miami events calendar is on fire, with everything from music to tennis, to good food and showing your pride. We hope your energy level is up for it because you’re going to need it! Here’s a look at some of the spring events in Miami for 2019. Enjoy! Calle Ocho Music Festival Who among us hasn’t flocked to the Calle Ocho Music Festival? Well,… Read More

IV Therapy vs. Oral Supplements: Which is Better?

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It’s important to get in your daily doses of vitamins and minerals. You can get some of your nutrients from eating fruits, vegetables, and other foods. But to meet some recommended doses, you would have to eat large quantities of certain foods, which may not be viable. That’s when nutritional supplementation comes into the picture.  You can get nutrients from oral supplements, but have you considered using IV (intravenous) therapy, tailored just for you? We’re all genetically different, so why would you want to take one-size-fits-all, pre-packaged oral supplements, when you can get customized, intravenous nutritional therapy? What is IV… Read More

What is Allergic Asthma?

What is Allergic Asthma

An asthma attack can happen without warning. Many people have no clue that they have an allergy until it’s too late – and they find out the hard way. All of a sudden, you start coughing or sneezing, finding it hard to breathe, or you break out in hives or welts – all signs and symptoms of asthma. Something you have eaten or inhaled caused a reaction. That’s allergic asthma. At GMP Medical in Hialeah, we perform allergy testing and can help you manage your allergies. We believe an ounce of prevention goes a long way. Allergies Are Common Allergies… Read More