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We found 19 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept United Healthcare Gold EPO near Georgetown, TX.

Dr. Matthew David Stephen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
425 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Stephen practices pediatric endocrinology in Temple, TX, College Station, TX, and Round Rock, TX. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Stephen attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Carey M. Pearcy Chief Resident in Pediatrics, Children's Hospital at Scott & White and Pediatric Research Scholar Award, University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Bone Disease, Diabetes, Adrenal Disorders

Dr. Laura Lee Williams Musselwhite, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
425 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Laura Williams, who practices in Round Rock, TX and Cedar Park, TX, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Williams is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Williams attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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

Dr. Tres Barrera's specialty is adult endocrinology. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Barrera 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. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Barrera speaks Spanish.

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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's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. The average patient rating for Dr. Ponder is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ponder attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ponder include: Texas Super Doctors; Third longest termed MD Certified Diabetes Instructor in the United States; and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2013-2015. Dr. Ponder is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Adrenal Disorders

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

Dr. Michael Hilts works as a family medicine physician and sports medicine specialist in Georgetown, TX and Lago Vista, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Hilts is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine and residency at Moses Cone Health System.

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

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

Dr. Christopher Hearne works as an internist. Patient ratings for Dr. Hearne average 4.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes and general care. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. 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. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Hearne has received the following distinctions: Castle Connolly Top Doctor; Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society; and Fellow, American College of Physicians. In addition to English, he speaks 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' area of specialization is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Marks include diabetes. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She graduated from 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 residency. Dr. Marks has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She 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 sees patients in Georgetown, TX. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Clark's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona, Dr. Clark attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. She has received the distinction of Magna Cum Laude, Texas A&M University. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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

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

Dr. Anita Dmello specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Georgetown, TX. Dr. Dmello's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Her clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and biopsy. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. 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' area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Lawlis is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Lawlis has received the following distinctions: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and Outstanding Student of Internal Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 in Round Rock, TX and Austin, TX. Dr. Nye's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center for her residency. Dr. Nye is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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 works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and obstetrician and gynecologist in Temple, TX and Round Rock, TX. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Chapman's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chapman include: 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.

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Dr. Yoon Sin Kim, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1507 Rivery Boulevard; N5
Georgetown, TX
 

Dr. Yoon Sin Kim practices family medicine in Temple, TX, Georgetown, TX, and Round Rock, TX. She honors United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Kim attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Texas Monthly Super Doctors: Rising Star 2012, 2013, 2014; Texas Rising Stars; and Texas Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Diabetes

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

Dr. Dinna Cohen sees patients in Taylor, TX and Round Rock, TX. Her medical specialty is family medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Cohen attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Gynecological Problems

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

Dr. Mithula Gopalam practices general internal medicine in Temple, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Georgetown, TX. Dr. Gopalam is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences and residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. Dr. Gopalam (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

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

Dr. Kristy Heatly practices family medicine. After completing medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at Scott and White Healthcare. Areas of expertise for Dr. Heatly include diabetes, pap test, and minor surgery. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Heatly's office for an appointment.

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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.