We found 15 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold PPO near Fort Worth, TX.

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Anjanette Tan sees patients in Fort Worth, TX. Her medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Filipino. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, disorders of calcium metabolism, and thyroid problems. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Tan studied medicine at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Thyroid Problems, Adrenal Disorders, Parathyroid Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ira Marc Epstein, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Ira Epstein is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Patients gave Dr. Epstein an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Epstein include renal artery stenosis, glomerulonephritis, and urine culture. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Cooper University Hospital for residency. Dr. Epstein is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Chandramohan G Mudaliar, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
122o Fifth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Chandramohan Mudaliar is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Mudaliar is conversant in Tamil. He has a special interest in diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Before completing his residency at Cabrini Medical Center, St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, and Methodist Hospital, Dr. Mudaliar attended medical school at Stanley Medical College. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mudaliar takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes

Dr. Nishant Bachubhai Jalandhara, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Nishant Jalandhara's area of specialization is adult nephrology. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and kidney problems. Dr. Jalandhara is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Wesley Healthcare, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Pramukh Swami Medical College. Dr. Jalandhara (or staff) speaks Hindi. In addition, he offers language support for Spanish-speaking patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Kidney Problems

Dr. Joseph Houston Shelton, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
900 West Magnolia Avenue; Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Shelton is a Fort Worth, TX physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Shelton's areas of expertise include stomach tumor, colon polypectomy, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Shelton completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Gastrostomy, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Gallstones, Gastritis, Enteroscopy, Intestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Abdul Hafeez, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
950 West Magnolia
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Abdul Hafeez works as an adult nephrologist in Fort Worth, TX. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, Dr. Hafeez performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. His areas of expertise include vitamin D deficiency, polycystic kidney disease, and nephrotic syndrome. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Hafeez (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Nephrotic Syndrome, Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Stones, Edema, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1315 6th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Frood Eelani's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Eelani's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He 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. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He speaks Persian. Dr. Eelani is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Eelani's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, Urinalysis, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
1650 West Rosedale; Suite 301
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Morvarid Rezaie's medical specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Dr. Rezaie graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rezaie accepts. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Rezaie is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Caroline Elizabeth Woodland, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Caroline Woodland is a family practice physician in Fort Worth, TX. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and women's health issues. Dr. Woodland has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She speaks German. Dr. Woodland is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
650 St. Louis Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Adebola Olatunji is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Olatunji is a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences. He trained at The Dudley Group of Hospitals for his residency. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Olatunji takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul J Garcia, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Paul Garcia is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Garcia include diabetes. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Specializes in Family Medicine
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Clark Meador's area of specialization is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Meador include diabetes, thyroid problems, and mole removal. Dr. Meador is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Sports Health, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Mole Removal, Cholesterol ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Allen Hornell works as a family medicine practitioner. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Dr. Hornell is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, 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. Hornell is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, General Care

Dr. Kenton Kumar Murthy, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Kenton Murthy works as a family medicine practitioner in Burleson, TX and Fort Worth, TX. His clinical interests include warts, depression, and cyst removal. Dr. Murthy is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, Viant, and more. Dr. Murthy obtained his medical school training at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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All Interests: Warts, Depression, Cyst Removal, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Eczema, Men's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jon C Sivoravong, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1305 East Seminary Drive
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Jon Sivoravong is a family practitioner. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Sivoravong's areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, menopause, and depression. Dr. Sivoravong's average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth.

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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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