We found 16 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Bronze near Georgetown, TX.

Dr. Tres Aaron Barrera, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
425 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Tres Barrera's specialty is adult endocrinology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Barrera trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Osteoporosis, Hypogonadism, Adrenal Disorders, Parathyroid Disease, Diabetes

Dr. Stephen Winfield Ponder, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
425 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Ponder is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. He works in Odessa, TX, Temple, TX, and Corpus Christi, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ponder trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ponder is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors; Third longest termed MD Certified Diabetes Instructor in the United States; and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2013-2015.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Adrenal Disorders

Dr. Christopher Baillie Hearne, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4945 Williams Drive
Georgetown, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Hearne practices general internal medicine. Dr. Hearne's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and general care. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Hearne takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hearne include: Castle Connolly Top Doctor; Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society; and Fellow, American College of Physicians. Dr. Hearne is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Medical Conditions, Diabetes, General Care

Dr. Lianne Marks, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
302 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Lianne Marks works as a general internist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Marks include diabetes. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Marks honors. She is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for her residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Marks is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Jennifer Lynn Clark, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4945 Williams Drive
Georgetown, TX
 

Dr. Jennifer Clark's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Clark include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Clark is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Clark's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Magna Cum Laude, Texas A&M University.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, General Care

Dr. Michael John Hilts, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
1507 Rivery Boulevard
Georgetown, TX
 

Dr. Michael Hilts sees patients in Georgetown, TX and Lago Vista, TX. His medical specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. He studied medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hilts completed a residency program at Moses Cone Health System. Dr. Hilts is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hilts is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Hypertension, Fractures, Sports Physicals, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anita Maria Dmello, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4945 Williams Drive
Georgetown, TX
 

Dr. Anita Dmello practices general internal medicine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and biopsy. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Dmello is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and a graduate of Parkland Health & Hospital System's residency program. Dr. Dmello is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Biopsy, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Richard Stephen Lawlis, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4945 Williams Drive
Georgetown, TX
 

Dr. R. Lawlis specializes in general internal medicine. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Lawlis takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and Outstanding Student of Internal Medicine. Dr. Lawlis speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes

Dr. Diana Del Castillo Nye, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
425 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Diana Nye is an internist. The average patient rating for Dr. Nye is 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Nye is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nye graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. She is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

Dr. Amy McLerran Chapman, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology
302 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Amy Chapman specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Temple, TX and Round Rock, TX. On average, patients gave Dr. Chapman a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Member; and American Medical Women's Association, Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Award and Achievement Citation. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, High Risk Pregnancy, Endometrial Ablation, Supracervical ... (Read more)

Dr. Mithula Rao Gopalam, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
300 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Mithula Gopalam's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Her education and training includes medical school at Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences and residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gopalam honors. Dr. Gopalam (or staff) is conversant in Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

Dr. Dinna Orina Cohen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
425 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Dinna Cohen's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Cohen is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Cohen attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Gynecological Problems

Dr. Kristy Deann Heatly, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1900 Scenic Drive; Suite 1128
Georgetown, TX
 

Dr. Kristy Heatly works as a family medicine practitioner in Tomball, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Heatly's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, pap test, and minor surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Heatly is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Scott and White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Minor Surgery, Diabetes, Skin Biopsy, Arthritis, General Care, Pap Test, Preventive ... (Read more)

Dr. Gabriela Pichardo-Lafontaine, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
425 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Gabriela Pichardo-Lafontaine is a general internist in Round Rock, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Pichardo-Lafontaine include diabetes, joint pain, and migraine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before completing her residency at the University Medical Center, Lafayette, Dr. Pichardo-Lafontaine attended medical school at Ibero-American University (UNIBE). She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Pichardo-Lafontaine is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Depression, Pain, Joint Pain, Migraine, Injections, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Trigger Points

Dr. Sadia Rashid, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4945 Williams Drive
Georgetown, TX
 

Dr. Sadia Rashid is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Rashid (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Rashid graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Dr. Rashid 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.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol

Dr. Sangeetha Dayalan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4945 Williams Drive
Georgetown, TX
 

Dr. Sangeetha Dayalan sees patients in Georgetown, TX. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Dayalan is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Dayalan trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol

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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.