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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 is a Fort Worth, TX physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tan's areas of expertise include diabetes, disorders of calcium metabolism, and thyroid problems. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Dr. Tan (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Filipino.

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

Dr. Craig Spellman's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Spellman's clinical interests encompass diabetes. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from 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 medical specialty is adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, glomerulonephritis, and urine culture. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Epstein graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cooper University Hospital. On average, patients gave Dr. Epstein a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; he sees patients in Fort Worth, TX. He has a special interest in diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Mudaliar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Stanley Medical College and residency at Cabrini Medical Center, St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Mudaliar is conversant in 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 is an adult nephrologist. His areas of expertise include the following: vitamin D deficiency, polycystic kidney disease, and nephrotic syndrome. 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 in-network for 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. 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) speaks Urdu.

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

Dr. Joseph Shelton specializes in adult gastroenterology. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His clinical interests include stomach tumor, colon polypectomy, and colon cancer. Dr. Shelton accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Shelton speaks Spanish. 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. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Nishant Jalandhara's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Jalandhara has a special interest in diabetes and kidney problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Weatherford Regional Medical Center, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Wesley Medical Center. 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 is a graduate of Pramukh Swami Medical College and a graduate of Chicago Medical School's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Jalandhara (or staff) speaks Hindi. He also offers interpreting services for patients who speak Spanish.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Kidney Problems

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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 specialist. Her clinical interests include diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Rezaie 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. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth's residency program. Dr. Rezaie has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Frood Eelani is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Eelani include depression, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Eelani is in-network for 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 a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center for residency. 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Eelani's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Adebola Olatunji is an internist. Dr. Olatunji's areas of expertise include 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 graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences and Ogun State University, Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at The Dudley Group of Hospitals. Dr. Olatunji is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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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. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meador accepts. 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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Dr. Paul Joseph Garcia, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Paul Garcia works as a general internist. In his practice, Dr. Garcia focuses on 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 a graduate of 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's specialty is family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Hornell is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from 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's area of specialization is family medicine. She has a special interest in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and women's health issues. Dr. Woodland's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Woodland takes. She studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. 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

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

Dr. Jon Sivoravong specializes in family medicine and practices in Fort Worth, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Sivoravong average 2.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include colposcopy, menopause, and depression. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth.

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

Dr. Kenton Murthy's specialty is family medicine. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Murthy include warts, depression, and cyst removal. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant. He is 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.