Dr. Gloria Mendizabal-Piedra MD

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3986 W. 16 Avenue | Hialeah, FL 33012

Recent Posts

The Most Common Food Allergies and Symptoms

common food allergies

People are always finding themselves either feeling great or run down after eating different types of foods. Some wonder why their energy levels are like a rollercoaster ride after a solid meal. One reason has to do with food allergies. At GMP Medical, we take people through tests and evaluations to discover what allergies they may have within their bodies. What Is A Food Allergy? A food allergy is an immune system reaction that happens soon after eating certain foods. Nausea, breathing issues, or fainting spells are some side effects to common food allergies. Maybe you never have actually thought… Read More

Three Tips to Help Manage Your Diabetes

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Diabetes – the dreaded diagnosis often associated with endless finger pricking and dietary monitoring. Having diabetes, however, doesn’t mean an end to quality living. In fact, if properly managed, diabetes can be kept in check and you can still enjoy the things you love. Managing diabetes begins with a clear understanding of the type you have. There are two main types of diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2. The Differences Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes means your body is no longer able to make its own insulin. Injections to rebalance glucose levels are needed with… Read More

What to Look for in a Primary Care Physician

What to Look for in a Primary Care Physician

Knowing what to look for in a primary care physician isn’t always easy. There are many different medical doctors and types of practices. However, doing your research will pay off when choosing a primary care doctor, as they will help guide you through urgent health matters and aging. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that preventative health measures are your best bet to ward off chronic disease. Statistics indicate that chronic disease is responsible for 7 of every 10 American deaths each year. Take a moment to evaluate your own personal needs. Let’s outline some key areas… Read More

What To Expect During A Blood Test

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Blood tests are a routine part of most physical exams. You might wonder why you need a blood test. At GMP Medical, we care about your health and wellness. It is important to gain a clear and accurate picture of your overall health. We have found that blood tests can assist provide you the best possible care. What is a blood test? A blood test is a sample of blood taken from the human body for diagnostic purposes. A blood test is used to detect an illness, recreational drugs, or toxic substances. GMP Medical has a well-trained and licensed phlebotomist… Read More

Three Signs of High Blood Pressure

signs of high blood pressure

High blood pressure has often been referred to as the silent killer. When you consider that untreated high blood pressure causes an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, “killer” seems to be an accurate term and high blood pressure is something best avoided or treated. Many people who do not get regular checkups may go years with untreated high blood pressure. So how do you know if your blood pressure is too high? Let’s look at some signs to look for that will warn you that you may be suffering from high blood pressure. Warning Signs of High Blood… Read More

Illness Vs Disease: Understanding The Differences

illness vs disease

Understanding the difference between illness and disease is a matter of educating about the nature of both. Although the two terms are interchanged carelessly in many conversations when describing a reference of sickness, they are represented by two distinct definitions: Illness is suffering from something that makes one sick. Illnesses span during a precise period of time, meaning they have a beginning and an end. In layman’s terms, an illness is basically termed as an unwell or unhealthy state of mind or body. Disease falls under an entirely different classification. A disease is defined as suffering from a malfunctioning organism… Read More

Four Steps to Making (And Keeping) A New Year’s Resolution

tips for achieving new year's resolutions

With the end of 2018 in sight, the beginning of the New Year often means new resolutions. New Year’s resolutions are a part of getting excited about the future – after all, new year, new you, right? If you find yourself struggling to keep reaching for those goals, we at GMP Medical are here to help. Here’s how to make (and keep) a New Year’s resolution. Pick the Right Resolution for You According to a study conducted by Franklin Covey, a time management firm, one-third of Americans fail to adhere to their New Year’s resolutions past the end of January…. Read More

Why You’re Not Losing Weight on Your Diet

why you re not losing weight

“I am not losing any weight.” We feel your frustration. You’re doing everything in your power to try to lose weight, but it simply is not happening. What’s the problem? It’s a familiar scenario for many people: you’ve been dieting, exercising, but not losing weight. Helping people reach their weight loss goals is one of our top priorities here at GMP Medical in Hialeah. We want to help you start your weight loss journey with this guide. We feel your frustration. You’re doing everything in your power to try to lose weight, but it’s simply is not happening. What’s the… Read More

Rejuvenate Fusion: Look & Feel Younger

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We’re living in such an exciting time when it comes to getting healthy and enhancing our beauty. We’re finally finding that fountain of youth, which is yours for the asking. We’re all about great health and well-being, here at GMP Medical in Hialeah. We want to help you, which is why we’re sharing this guide with you – Rejuvenate Fusion: Look & Feel Younger. We’re a full-service health facility – offering a full range of traditional services, but we also believe it’s important to boost your self-confidence, and for many people, that begins with a look in the mirror. If… Read More

Ten Foods That Help Lower Blood Pressure

Food that helps lower blood pressure

Hypertension – or abnormally high blood pressure – can be a silent killer. It has no symptoms and can go unnoticed for years. When left untreated, high blood pressure can damage the blood vessels and lead to a host of serious problems such as heart disease, kidney disease, and stroke. Around 75 million Americans suffer from high blood pressure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Risk factors include family history, age, gender, race, and lifestyle. If you watch what you eat, you can lower your risk for hypertension. Your diet must consist of foods that are low… Read More