Dr. Gloria Mendizabal-Piedra MD

(305) 823-2433

3986 W. 16 Avenue | Hialeah, FL 33012

Recent Posts

How to Crush Cravings: 5 Snacks That Address Them All

how to crush cravings

Whether you’re having a hard day at work, or you simply have a sweet tooth, it is very easy to choose the wrong snack to satisfy your cravings. If you’re one of the people who eat while they’re stressed, you might be making the wrong call under pressure. You’ll be less likely to overeat if you approach each craving one at a time, whether salty or sweet. This is primarily because we tend to overeat when tasting different flavors together. For example, processed foods which have a strong combination of sweet and salty will lead our brain to binge eat,… Read More

7 Ways to Allergy Proof Your Home in The Winter

7 Ways To Allergy Proof Your Home In The Winter

It’s commonly estimated that 50% of children around the world have at least one allergy. These range from the serious to mundane. Even in the cases of minor allergies, it’s important to make sure your children and home are as allergy proof as possible. This is especially true in more humid climates, like our sunny South Florida. What starts as a minor allergy may develop into something more serious due to the bacteria favoring our climate. With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of seven ways to allergy proof your home this winter. Check out the top seven… Read More

Why You Need a Daily Probiotic

Why You Need a Daily Probiotic

You wake up, brew a pot of coffee, maybe eat a bowl of cereal or energy bar, and…take a probiotic? Probably not, right? You’re not alone. A staggeringly small 1.6% of US adults and 0.5% of children take probiotics. That number should be much higher, but you may not know why. Not many people realize the benefits you get from taking probiotics daily. As Hialeah family doctors, we want to change that. We want to educate both our community and the world at large to the numerous benefits of daily probiotic use. Read about the top three benefits below.  … Read More

Tips for Choosing a Family Doctor

Tips for Choosing a Family Doctor

There are just over 10,000 family and general practitioner medical professionals in Florida. 1,400 of whom are located in Miami-Dade alone, with another 1,400 serving Broward County. With so many doctors to choose from, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with making a decision. In fact, it’s almost unavoidable.   We are here to help. With over twenty-five years of experience in the South Florida medical community, we are uniquely qualified to offer helpful tips on how to choose a family doctor. Find our top four tips below.   If you have any questions about how to pick the right family… Read More

Checking Up: Which Lab Work You Should Definitely Do Yearly

Checking Up Which Lab Work You Should Definitely Have Done Yearly

No one likes having lab work done. It requires a visit to the doctor, a prescription to have the tests run, and usually a trip to a separate lab. All this is saying nothing of having your blood drawn itself, which most people don’t like one bit.   There are a number of tests you should do regularly, though. We have put together a list of the five most important annual blood tests below. Check it out and don’t hesitate to contact us today for more information or to schedule your appointment.   One important piece of information we should… Read More

Why More Fat Might Be What Your Body Needs to Lose Weight

Why More Fat Might Be What Your Body Needs to Lose Weight

The average American woman eats more than 66 grams of fat per day. We all focus on our diets, and do our best to make sure we are trim and healthy. To many, the word fat has become almost a bogeyman. We avoid it whenever we can. That is a problem. It seems counter-intuitive that fat can help you lose weight. Even the word fat generates bad feelings in people. We are here to tell you that not all fat is bad. There is good fat, and it can help you shed a few pounds. GMP Medical is here to… Read More

Bracing Yourself for the Changing Seasons: How to Keep Healthy

Bracing Yourself for the Changing Seasons- How to Keep Healthy

This hot Miami Summer is slowly fading into Autumn. From there, Winter will come next with its storms and wind. As your local Hialeah general practitioner, we want you to stay healthy when the temperature drops. Check out our guide to help you when the weather turns south. Get your flu shot In America, our flu season starts in October and lasts through May. We see a peak in February, but people can get the flu throughout Fall and Winter. Getting a flu vaccine will save you a massive headache, literally. According to the Centers for Disease Control, you should… Read More

The Importance of B-12 in Your Diet

The Importance of B-12 in Your Diet

One of the top questions patients ask their doctors is what supplements they should be taking. Starting a healthy lifestyle can be overwhelming, but knowing what your body needs daily will allow for you to understand how to make it work. Most people do not know that a vitamin B12 deficiency is one of the leading nutrient deficiencies worldwide. In fact, a 2004 study showed that this deficiency is a major concern in many parts of the world, including the United States, India, Mexico, Central and South America and many parts of Africa. Studies argue that up to 39% of… Read More

3 Healthy Products Worth the Splurge

3 Healthy Products Worth the Splurge

Oftentimes, the biggest excuse for not eating healthy is that it is too expensive. Many people argue that eating poorly is cheaper and they simply cannot afford to eat in a healthy manner. This is not true. There are plenty of ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle on a budget. While there are many products that you can bargain-shop for, there are a few items that are simply worth the investment. Read on for our top three healthy products worth the splurge. Organic meat and poultry                 Unfortunately, conventional meats and poultry in the United States are often filled with… Read More

The 7-Day Sugar Detox: How to Survive

We all know that sugar is a culprit for many issues in our daily lives. It is not a shock to hear that sugar should be consumed as little as possible, as it is just empty calories. However, many of us that already lead healthy lifestyles perhaps do not realize how much sugar creeps into our diets. The sad reality Companies recognize that consumers are starting to read the labels before purchasing. Therefore, corporations are beginning to be more creative when adding in ingredients. They are still adding in sugar, but instead of just “cane sugar” or “high fructose corn… Read More