We found 20 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept United Healthcare HSA near Carrollton, TX.

Dr. Joel Russel Maust, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Joel Maust's area of specialization is family medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include wheezing, atrial fibrillation, and diabetes screening. Dr. Maust is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Maust is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His medical residency was performed at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. Dr. Maust's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Van Lam, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Van Lam's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. His areas of expertise include the following: well women care, migraine, and depression. Dr. Lam takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for his residency. Dr. Lam has received the following distinction: NCQA Diabetes Recognition Recognized for providing the highest-level of diabetes care. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Jun Chen, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4240 International Parkway; Suite 154
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Jun Chen is a specialist in adult nephrology. She works in Carrollton, TX, Frisco, TX, and Plano, TX. Dr. Chen is a graduate of Peking University Health Science Center. Her training includes a residency program at Peking University Health Science Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chen is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Chen has an open panel.

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Dr. Anis A Ansari, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
1948 E Hebron Parkway; Suite 110, Building 100
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Anis Ansari is a medical specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Dr. Ansari honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Seth G.S. Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Ansari completed a residency program at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland. Dr. Ansari (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Ansari's professional affiliations include Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical City Lewisville. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Amenorrhea, Atrial Fibrillation, Diabetes Screening, Bone Spurs, Diabetes Management, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Usha Naga Peri, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
8 Medical Parkway; Plaza Ii, Suite 201
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Usha Peri is an adult nephrologist. Dr. Peri studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Peri completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. On average, patients gave Dr. Peri a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. In addition to English, Dr. Peri (or staff) speaks Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Peri's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical City Lewisville. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Bruce Hilton Baker, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Baker is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Baker is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. The average patient rating for Dr. Baker is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Baker is open to new patients.

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Dr. Sybil Jane Taquet, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Sybil Taquet's area of specialization is family medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Taquet (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Clinical interests for Dr. Taquet include warts, alcohol abuse, and adolescent issues. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Taquet trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System for her residency. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Wen S Lai, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
701 Tuscan Drive; Suite 125
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Wen Lai is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Dr. Anna Liza Camungol Lavedan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other, General Pediatrics
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Anna Lavedan works as an internist and pediatrician. Clinical interests for Dr. Lavedan include cancer screening, knee arthritis, and adolescent gynecology. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, Dr. Lavedan completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. She has received the following distinction: Selected as one of the " Best Doctors in America " since .. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas.

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Dr. Betty Chung Grasty, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
701 Tuscan; Suite 235
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Betty Grasty specializes in general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Grasty is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and depression. She is affiliated with Medical City Las Colinas. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Grasty trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for residency.

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Dr. Aruna Koney Koney, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13737 Noel Road; Suite 1600
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Aruna Potti's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Potti (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Potti include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and women's health issues. Dr. Potti is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. She trained at the University Medical Center Brackenridge for residency. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
701 Tuscan Drive; Suite 110
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Juan Martinez works as an adult gastroenterologist in Irving, TX and Dallas, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Martinez speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), hepatitis C, and celiac disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City Children's Hospital, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC). He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. James Kenneth Looney, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. James Looney specializes in family medicine and practices in Bedford, TX and Highland Village, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Looney is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Texas Health Resources.

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All Interests: Depression, Nutrition Issues, Hypertension, Diabetes, Anxiety, Back Pain

Dr. Bradley Scott Jones, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
400 West Interstate 635; Suite 200
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Bradley Jones' area of specialization is general internal medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Jones is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jones takes.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
701 Tuscan Drive; Suite 110
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Rikin Patel, who practices in Irving, TX and Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Patel is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include hepatitis C, celiac disease, and liver tumor. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Medical City Children's Hospital, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC).

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Dr. Fernando Davalos Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Fernando Davalos works as a family practitioner in Carrollton, TX. He attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. These areas are among Dr. Davalos's clinical interests: diabetes, depression, and community health issues. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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What is Diabetes?

Diabetes mellitus, or simply 'diabetes,' is a disease where levels of sugar in the blood become dangerously high. When food is eaten, the body converts it into a form of sugar called glucose that can be used by cells in the body for energy. An organ called the pancreas secretes a hormone called insulin that acts like a key, ‘unlocking’ cell walls so that glucose can be absorbed and used. When something in this process goes wrong, and glucose builds up to dangerous levels, diabetes happens.

There are a couple of different types of diabetes, depending on what is causing glucose levels to rise.

Type 1 diabetes happens when the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Usually diagnosed in childhood, this type used to be called juvenile diabetes. It affects about 5% of all diabetics. We don’t know what causes the pancreas to shut down, but it is thought that a virus might trigger an immune reaction, where the body attacks and destroys the pancreas by mistake. People who have relatives with type 1 diabetes are more likely to have it themselves.

Type 2 diabetes happens when the cell walls do not recognize the insulin produced very well, called insulin resistance. The pancreas can still produce insulin, but it is not effective at lowering blood sugar levels. This type of diabetes is strongly linked to being overweight. However, not everyone who is overweight will get type 2 diabetes, and not everyone who has type 2 diabetes is overweight. Other risk factors include age, race, and a family history of diabetes.

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that happens in the last half of pregnancy. Women with gestational diabetes generally do not have diabetes before or after they are pregnant. The placenta produces hormones that block the action of insulin in the mother’s body. For about 18% of women, their pancreas cannot produce enough insulin to keep up with the increased demands and they become diabetic while pregnant. High blood sugar levels can be dangerous to the developing fetus, causing complications such as high birth weight, low blood sugar and jaundice, so it is important to treat gestational diabetes even if it only lasts a few weeks.

Many people currently living with diabetes do not know it yet, since mild diabetes has few or no symptoms. As blood sugar levels rise over time, symptoms begin to appear. Some include:
  • thirst
  • fatigue
  • frequent urination
  • unexplained weight loss
  • blurred vision
A simple blood test in the doctor’s office can diagnose diabetes.

Treatment depends on the type and severity of diabetes. Most people with type 1 diabetes rely on insulin injections to survive. Some people with type 2 or gestational diabetes also take insulin, or they may take oral medications or control their blood sugar with diet and exercise. It’s important for all diabetics to monitor their blood sugar daily so they can stay healthy.

If diabetes is not treated well, it can be dangerous, damaging the eyes, nerves, and kidneys, and leading to heart disease and the loss of limbs. However, if it is well managed, diabetes does not have to limit your life. Keeping diabetes under good control is the best way to enjoy a long and healthy life.
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