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We found 21 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept United Healthcare HSA near Carrollton, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6420 N. Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 130
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Paul Lyde is an endocrinologist in Irving, TX. His clinical interests encompass diabetes. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lyde studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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

Dr. Sybil Taquet works as a family practitioner in Carrollton, TX and Dallas, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Taquet (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and French. These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, alcohol abuse, and adolescent issues. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Taquet attended medical school at Paris Diderot University. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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All Interests: Warts, Alcohol Abuse, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Eczema, Bone Spurs, Diabetes Management, ... (Read more)

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; he sees patients in Carrollton, TX and Fort Worth, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: well women care, migraine, and depression. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Lam attended Tulane University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lam has received the distinction of NCQA Diabetes Recognition Recognized for providing the highest-level of diabetes care. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Jun Chen specializes in adult nephrology. She attended Peking University Health Science Center for medical school and subsequently trained at Peking University Health Science Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Chen include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Chen is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Usha Peri's specialty is adult nephrology. Patient ratings for Dr. Peri average 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Osmania Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Peri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Peri is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical Center of Lewisville, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Bruce Baker's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Patient ratings for Dr. Baker average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Baker include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Baker is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joel Maust sees patients in Carrollton, TX and North Richland Hills, TX. His medical specialty is family medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Maust include atrial fibrillation, diabetes screening, and appendicitis. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Maust graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His residency was performed at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center.

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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 Carrollton, TX physician who specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Areas of expertise for Dr. Ansari include menopause, cancer screening, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ansari accepts. He graduated from Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College. He trained at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland for residency. Dr. Ansari (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Ansari's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of 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. Amy Marie Latta, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
17110 N. Dallas Parkway; Suite 100
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Amy Latta is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Latta's hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Texas Health Resources. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is open to new patients. Dr. Latta obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. Dr. Latta speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

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

Dr. Juan Martinez's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Martinez's clinical interests include percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), hepatitis C, and celiac disease. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC), and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). Dr. Martinez graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Gastrostomy, Liver Tumor, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Fernando Davalos is a family medicine practitioner in Carrollton, TX and Lewisville, TX. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Davalos attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, depression, and community health issues. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Davalos speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2138 N Josey Lane; Suite 102
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Nauman Anwar's medical specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. He 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. Anwar's education and training includes medical school at Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences and residency at Deaconess Hospital, St. Louis. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Anwar is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Asthma, Cholesterol Problems

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

Dr. Bradley Jones is a general internist in Irving, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jones honors. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Jones is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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

Dr. Hong Xiao, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Pediatrics
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Hong Xiao specializes in family medicine and general pediatrics and practices in Dallas, TX and Carrollton, TX. Dr. Xiao has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise include the following: atrial fibrillation, appendicitis, and diabetes management. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Harbin Medical University and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Xiao is conversant in Chinese. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of Lewisville.

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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. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include the following: hepatitis C, celiac disease, and liver tumor. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC), and Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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All Interests: Liver Tumor, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Bowel Resection, Gallstones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Phillip Howard Disraeli, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
1933 E. Frankford Road; Suite 100
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Phillip Disraeli specializes in family medicine and urgent care. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Disraeli include sports health, atrial fibrillation, and appendicitis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Disraeli 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.