We found 74 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Bronze Choice HSA 6300 - 2 near Dallas, TX.

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Dr. Olga Theresa Hardy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Olga Gupta's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She trained at Duke University Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Gupta's clinical interests include disorders of calcium metabolism, obesity, and joint pain. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gupta takes. Dr. Gupta has received the following distinctions: Leadership Emerging in Academic Departments UT Southwestern Medical Center; Dedman Family Scholar in Clinical Care; and Translational Medicine and Science Retreat Poster Award. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. Abha Choudhary, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Abha Choudhary specializes in pediatric endocrinology. She is especially interested in thyroid problems, type 2 diabetes, and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). She is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Choudhary accepts. Dr. Choudhary attended medical school at Christian Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Choudhary completed a residency program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Endocrine Trainee Day Class of 2011 / Clinical Fellow; Travel Grant; and Investigator Initiated Grant from Medtronic.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. Ellen Cippora Grishman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Ellen Grishman is a pediatric endocrinology specialist in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. After attending Creighton University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Her clinical interests include disorders of calcium metabolism, thyroid problems, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Grishman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Grishman include: Committee; Endocrine Society Clinical Fellows Travel Grant to attend the 88th Annual Endocrine Society Meeting; and International Health Tract Completed. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. Ryan Alan Stewart, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Ryan Stewart specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stewart include thyroid problems, type 2 diabetes, and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Dr. Stewart is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Stewart is in-network for United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Magna Cum Laude, Texas A&M University.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Type 2 Diabetes, Parathyroid Disease, Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes, Adrenal Disorders

Dr. Soumya Adhikari, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Soumya Adhikari works as a pediatric endocrinologist in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX. Dr. Adhikari's clinical interests include thyroid problems, pituitary disorders, and type 2 diabetes. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Adhikari include: Best Pediatric Specialists D Magazine and Fellow of the Year UT Southwestern Medical Center. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. Kathryn Maria Sumpter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Kathryn Sumpter works as a pediatric endocrinologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Sumpter include thyroid problems, type 2 diabetes, and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Dr. Sumpter honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Sumpter completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Sumpter has received include Best Pediatric Specialists D Magazine; Rice Outstanding Woman; and Teaching Fellow of the Year Award UT Southwestern Medical School, Pediatrics Department. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Type 2 Diabetes, Parathyroid Disease, Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes, Adrenal Disorders

Dr. Sudha Lakshmi Mootha, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Sudha Mootha specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Mootha include disorders of calcium metabolism, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Mootha is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Mootha completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Summa Cum Laude Baylor University, Waco, TX.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. Bryan Arnold Dickson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Bryan Dickson is a pediatric endocrinology specialist in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. In his practice, he is particularly interested in thyroid problems, pituitary disorders, and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Dickson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dickson takes. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Dickson has received include Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award Children's Medical Center of Dallas Pediatric Residency Program; Texas Super Doctors; and America's Top Pediatricians Consumers' Research Council of America. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. Maria Angelica Ramos-Roman, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5303 Harry Hines Boulevard; 8th Floor, Suite 400
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Maria Ramos-Roman specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Dallas, TX. Dr. Ramos-Roman's clinical interests include hyperthyroidism, type 2 diabetes, and hypothyroidism. She is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She has received the following distinction: K12/KL2 Multidisciplinary Clinical Scholars Program at UT Southwestern.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Diabetes

Dr. Grace Michele Tannin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Grace Tannin, who practices in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. These areas are among her clinical interests: thyroid problems, pituitary disorders, and type 2 diabetes. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tannin attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Tannin include: Best Pediatric Specialists D Magazine; Searle Young Investigator Award; and Charles H. Revson Fellow in Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Tannin is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5303 Harry Hines Boulevard; 8th Floor, Suite 400
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Philip Raskin is an adult endocrinologist in Dallas, TX. His areas of expertise include diabetes. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raskin accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Raskin is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Erin Elizabeth Dunnigan, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3600 Gaston Avenue; Suite 656
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Erin Roe is an adult endocrinology specialist. Her average patient rating is 1.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Roe include disorders of calcium metabolism, cancer, and pituitary disorders. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Roe is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. Chanhaeng Rhee, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5303 Harry Hines Boulevard; 8th Floor, Suite 400
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Chanhaeng Rhee is an endocrinologist in Dallas, TX. Dr. Rhee is a graduate of Kyungpook National University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Diabetes

Dr. Melissa Rebecca Ham, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Melissa Ham specializes in pediatric endocrinology and practices in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX. Dr. Ham's areas of expertise include the following: pituitary disorders, type 2 diabetes, and thyroid cancer. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She obtained her medical school training at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Carolina. She has received professional recognition including the following: European Society for Pediatric Endocrinology Summer School for Fellows; Magna cum laude graduate; and Senior Honors Thesis. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. Julia Beatrice Cartaya, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Julia Cartaya is a pediatric endocrinologist in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. Her clinical interests include disorders of calcium metabolism, obesity, and joint pain. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Cartaya attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital for residency. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Helmsley Charitable Trust Abstract Award in Type 1 Diabetes Endocrine Society and Travel Grant Pediatric Endocrine Society. Dr. Cartaya is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Cartaya has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. Ximena Lopez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Ximena Lopez is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Lopez's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, type 2 diabetes, and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. She attended La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Best grades of graduating class from Medical School Universidad La Salle Medical School, Mexico City and Graduation from Medical School with Honors Universidad La Salle Medical School, Mexico City.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Type 2 Diabetes, Parathyroid Disease, Type 1 Diabetes, Adrenal Disorders

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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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