We found 16 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's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. She attended medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Tan include diabetes, disorders of calcium metabolism, and thyroid problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Tan is 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tan (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Filipino. Dr. Tan 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 practices adult endocrinology in Fort Worth, TX and Odessa, TX. Dr. Spellman's clinical interests encompass diabetes. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received the distinction of 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 area of specialization is adult nephrology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, glomerulonephritis, and urine culture. Dr. Epstein is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Epstein is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at Cooper University Hospital, Dr. Epstein attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.

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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, who practices in Fort Worth, TX, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He speaks Tamil. Dr. Mudaliar is especially interested in diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He graduated from Stanley Medical College. He completed his residency training at Cabrini Medical Center, St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Mudaliar is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes

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

Dr. Joseph Shelton practices adult gastroenterology in Fort Worth, TX. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shelton 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. Dr. Shelton graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shelton honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is an adult nephrologist in Fort Worth, TX. He attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo for residency. His areas of expertise include vitamin D deficiency, polycystic kidney disease, and nephrotic syndrome. Dr. Hafeez honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hafeez (or staff) speaks Urdu. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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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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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Eelani's clinical interests include depression, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Eelani 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. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He 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 works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist. Dr. Rezaie attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth. She is especially interested in diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). 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. 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. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Nishant Jalandhara specializes in adult nephrology. He is a graduate of Pramukh Swami Medical College. Dr. Jalandhara's areas of expertise consist of diabetes and kidney problems. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Jalandhara (or staff) speaks Hindi. In addition, he offers interpreting services for Spanish-speaking patients. Dr. Jalandhara 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

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

Dr. Adebola Olatunji's specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Olatunji accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences and Ogun State University, Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences. Dr. Olatunji's residency was performed at The Dudley Group of Hospitals. His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Paul Garcia's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He has a special interest in diabetes. Dr. Garcia accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Clark Meador's specialty is family medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and mole removal. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Meador attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Allen Hornell specializes in family medicine and practices in Weatherford, TX and Fort Worth, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hornell has a special interest in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Hornell is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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 practices family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sivoravong include colposcopy, menopause, and depression. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sivoravong takes. Dr. Sivoravong attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth.

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

Dr. Caroline Woodland's medical specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Woodland include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and women's health issues. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Woodland honors. She attended medical school 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 works as a family medicine physician. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, depression, and cyst removal. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Murthy is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant. He studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Murthy trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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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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