About Dr. Gabriel Guerrero
I was born and raised in Guayaquil, Ecuador. I attended medical school at the Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil. I was the first (but not the last!) physician in my family. I came to the United States in 2001, where I completed my residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Hospital and elected to stay there for my fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. I have practiced medicine across various cities in Florida and have cared for a diverse range of patients from different races, ethnicities, and socioeconomic classes which helped me continue my education with the knowledge of cultural differences that books and professors can’t teach you.
I am married to the love of my life, Veronica Espinoza, an exceptional wife, loving mother, and outstanding pediatrician. I am the proud father of three amazing boys: Gabriel, Diego, and Mateo. My sons are great young men who make us proud with their academic achievements and keep me busy with their travel soccer. On any given weekend you will find me vigorously cheering for them on fields all over Florida and I enjoy every single minute I get to see them play.
Thanks to my father, I am a “fútbol” fanatic, or as you would say in America, a soccer fanatic. I bleed yellow for my hometown team from Guayaquil, Barcelona SC; or, as I like to call it: “the real Barcelona.” I also love to follow a team you may be more familiar with, FC Barcelona; “the other Barcelona,” in our household. I have seen hundreds of “fútbol” games in different stadiums in the world and I have been blessed to attend the last two World Cups in Russia and Qatar respectively, with fond memories of seeing Ecuador on the World Cup stage at Qatar. I am already looking forward to the next World Cup in 2026 here in the US.
I have had Type 1 diabetes since the year 2000. While I don’t believe that having diabetes necessarily makes me a better endocrinologist, it does give me a different understanding and perspective of the daily challenges and frustrations of living with diabetes. I know from personal experience the fear and anxiety that comes from having low blood sugar levels. I appreciate the effort and dedication entailed in checking your blood glucose and administering your insulin shots multiple times a day. I understand the perseverance required to adhere to a dietary and exercise plan; and even more importantly, I fully recognize and deeply admire the discipline and self-awareness needed to course correct when one has started to lose motivation to adhere to a treatment plan. I frequently tell my patients that having diabetes is like running a race, but not a 100-meter race. It is more like running a marathon. You don’t come out running a marathon at full speed. You pace yourself, so you can finish the race. You may need to take a rest along the way, but I need you to keep running, so you can finish the race.
I know that having a strong doctor-patient relationship is key for the success of my patients and my practice. When we can build that bond over time, I know that good things will happen for my patients. When they do, I frequently find myself telling my patients “You did it! You are doing great! Not because of anything I did, but because of all the dietary sacrifices you made, all the fingersticks you did, all the medications you faithfully took, the weight management you accomplished.” As a doctor, I believe that you are the star quarterback of your healthcare outcomes and results; I am more than satisfied to just be the coach on the sidelines.
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