We found 14 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 is an adult endocrinology specialist. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Tan's clinical interests include diabetes, disorders of calcium metabolism, and thyroid problems. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Filipino. Dr. Tan is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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 medical specialist in adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Epstein include renal artery stenosis, glomerulonephritis, and urine culture. Dr. Epstein's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He 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. Before performing his residency at Cooper University Hospital, Dr. Epstein attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Epstein is professionally affiliated with Medical City North Hills, Medical City Fort Worth, and Baylor Scott & White Health. 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. Joseph Houston Shelton, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
900 West Magnolia Avenue; Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Shelton's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Shelton's clinical interests include celiac disease, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and diverticular disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shelton honors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. Dr. Shelton's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Chandramohan Mudaliar sees patients in Fort Worth, TX. His medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Mudaliar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Fort Worth. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending Stanley Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Cabrini Medical Center, Methodist Hospital, and St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. Dr. Mudaliar speaks Tamil.

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

Dr. Abdul Hafeez specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Hafeez 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 the following: 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. Dr. Hafeez (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Hafeez's professional affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Medical City Alliance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Caroline Woodland practices family medicine. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and women's health issues. Patients gave Dr. Woodland an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Woodland 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. She is conversant in German. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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

Dr. Frood Eelani's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Patients gave Dr. Eelani an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His professional affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth and Texas Health Fort Worth. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Eelani is accepting new patients. He attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He is conversant in Persian.

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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. These areas are among Dr. Olatunji's clinical interests: 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. Olatunji takes. He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences. His medical residency was performed at The Dudley Group of Hospitals. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth and Texas Health Fort Worth. Dr. Olatunji is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Morvarid Rezaie sees patients in Fort Worth, TX. Her medical specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). She attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Rezaie completed a residency program at Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth. Dr. Rezaie's clinical interests 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 honors. Dr. Rezaie has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth and Texas Health Fort Worth. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Clark Meador sees patients in Fort Worth, TX. His medical specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Meador include diabetes, thyroid problems, and mole removal. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Meador studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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

Dr. Paul Garcia practices general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Garcia include diabetes. Dr. Garcia takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. 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 is a family medicine practitioner. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Dr. Hornell has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of 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 practitioner in Burleson, TX and Fort Worth, TX. His clinical interests include warts, depression, and cyst removal. Dr. Murthy 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, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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 practice physician. After attending the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Sivoravong completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. These areas are among his clinical interests: colposcopy, menopause, and depression. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth.

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All Interests: Colposcopy, Depression, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Intrauterine Device Removal, Immunization, ... (Read more)

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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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