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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's specialty is adult endocrinology. The average patient rating for Dr. Tan is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Tan include diabetes, disorders of calcium metabolism, and thyroid problems. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She attended medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Filipino. She is 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, who practices in Fort Worth, TX and Odessa, TX, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Spellman include diabetes. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Spellman is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 is a specialist in adult nephrology. After completing medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Cooper University Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Epstein's clinical interests: renal artery stenosis, glomerulonephritis, and urine culture. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. Epstein is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. His practice 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 an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Fort Worth, TX. He is especially interested in diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Mudaliar's professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mudaliar honors. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Stanley Medical College. Dr. Mudaliar's residency was performed at Cabrini Medical Center, St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, and Methodist Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Mudaliar speaks Tamil.

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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 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, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo for residency. Dr. Hafeez (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Hafeez is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Nishant Bachubhai Jalandhara, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1000 West Cannon Street
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Nishant Jalandhara's specialty is adult nephrology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes and kidney problems. Dr. Jalandhara's professional affiliations include Weatherford Regional Medical Center, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Wesley Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at Chicago Medical School, Dr. Jalandhara attended Pramukh Swami Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Jalandhara (or staff) speaks Hindi. He also offers interpreting services for Spanish-speaking patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Kidney Problems

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

Dr. Joseph Shelton is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Fort Worth, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Shelton speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shelton include stomach tumor, colon polypectomy, and colon cancer. His professional 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 takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shelton is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Morvarid Rezaie is a hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Rezaie include diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Rezaie is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Before performing her residency at Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Dr. Rezaie attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rezaie has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Frood Eelani works as a general internist in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Eelani's areas of expertise include the following: depression, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Patient ratings for Dr. Eelani average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Eelani performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Eelani's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Adebola Olatunji's area of specialization is general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Olatunji's clinical interests: diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has an open panel. He attended medical school at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences and Ogun State University, Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences. Dr. Olatunji's training includes a residency program at The Dudley Group of Hospitals.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Clark Meador's area of specialization is family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and mole removal. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Meador graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He takes 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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Dr. Paul Joseph Garcia, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

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

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Specializes in Family Medicine
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Allen Hornell is a family medicine practitioner in Weatherford, TX and Fort Worth, TX. Patients rated Dr. Hornell highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hornell include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine 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. Caroline Elizabeth Woodland, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Caroline Woodland is a family practice physician. She is conversant in German. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and women's health issues. Dr. Woodland is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Woodland average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Woodland honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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

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

Dr. Jon Sivoravong's area of specialization is family medicine. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sivoravong include colposcopy, menopause, and depression. Dr. Sivoravong is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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

Dr. Kenton Murthy's medical specialty is family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, depression, and cyst removal. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, Viant, and more. After attending the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Murthy completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. 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.