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We found 16 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold PPO near Fort Worth, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Anjanette Tan works as an endocrinologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, disorders of calcium metabolism, and thyroid problems. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tan honors. Dr. Tan is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Filipino. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
855 Montgomery Street; Patient Care Center 3rd Floor
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Craig Spellman's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Spellman include diabetes. He studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Spellman has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Ira Epstein's medical specialty is adult nephrology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Epstein's areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, glomerulonephritis, and urine culture. His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Epstein graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cooper University Hospital.

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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 practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Fort Worth, TX. Before performing his residency at Cabrini Medical Center, St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, and Methodist Hospital, Dr. Mudaliar attended Stanley Medical College for medical school. His clinical interests encompass diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). 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. Mudaliar speaks Tamil. His professional affiliations include 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: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes

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

Dr. Abdul Hafeez's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Hafeez's areas of expertise include vitamin D deficiency, polycystic kidney disease, and nephrotic syndrome. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. In addition to English, Dr. Hafeez (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Hafeez has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Joseph Shelton is a gastroenterologist. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Shelton's clinical interests include stomach tumor, colon polypectomy, and colon cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Shelton attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shelton's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Nishant Jalandhara's specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Jalandhara is especially interested in diabetes and kidney problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at Pramukh Swami Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Jalandhara (or staff) speaks Hindi. He also offers interpreting services for Spanish-speaking patients. He is affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Wesley Medical Center, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Kidney Problems

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

Dr. Frood Eelani's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Eelani's clinical interests include depression, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Eelani 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 open to new patients. After attending the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Eelani speaks Persian.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
2260 College Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Morvarid Rezaie's specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). She studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth. Dr. Rezaie has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Rezaie's professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Rezaie is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Adebola Olatunji's specialty is general internal medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Olatunji is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. 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. Dr. Olatunji welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences and Ogun State University, Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences and performed his residency at The Dudley Group of Hospitals.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Clark Meador works as a family practitioner. He studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Meador include diabetes, thyroid problems, and mole removal. Dr. Meador accepts 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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Dr. Paul Joseph 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. Dr. Garcia graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. His clinical interests encompass 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. Dr. Garcia is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Allen Hornell practices family medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Hornell is especially interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hornell attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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

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

Dr. Jon Sivoravong's medical specialty is family medicine. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Sivoravong attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sivoravong include colposcopy, menopause, and depression. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth.

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All Interests: Colposcopy, Depression, Immunization, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Urinalysis, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Caroline Woodland's specialty is family medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and women's health issues. Patient reviews placed Dr. Woodland at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Woodland speaks German. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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

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

Dr. Kenton Murthy is a family practitioner. Areas of expertise for Dr. Murthy include warts, depression, and cyst removal. Dr. Murthy is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Murthy trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for his residency. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.