We found 18 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 an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Stephen graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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. Dr. Stephen is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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 practices adult endocrinology in Round Rock, TX and Cedar Park, TX. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Williams studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Williams is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Osteoporosis, Hypogonadism, Hyperparathyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Tres Barrera is an endocrinologist in Taylor, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Houston, TX. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Barrera attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He is conversant in 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's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ponder is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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. Dr. Ponder has received distinctions including 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. Jennifer Lynn Clark, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4945 Williams Drive
Georgetown, TX
 

Dr. Jennifer Clark practices general internal medicine. 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 indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Clark is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She has received professional recognition including the following: Magna Cum Laude, Texas A&M University. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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' specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. He practices in Georgetown, TX and Lago Vista, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hilts is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending the University of Utah School of Medicine, he completed his residency training 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 in Georgetown, TX. Dr. Hearne has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hearne include diabetes and general care. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hearne attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. His distinctions include: Castle Connolly Top Doctor; Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society; and Fellow, American College of Physicians. 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' specialty is general internal medicine. In her practice, Dr. Marks focuses on diabetes. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Marks obtained her medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Marks is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Diabetes

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

Dr. R. Lawlis is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Dr. Lawlis completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). His distinctions include: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and Outstanding Student of Internal Medicine. Dr. Lawlis speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, 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. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center, Dr. Chapman attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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

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

Dr. Diana Nye works as an internist in Round Rock, TX and Austin, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Nye speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Nye include diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. 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. Dr. Nye has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

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. Dr. Gopalam (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi. Dr. Gopalam is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She graduated from Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences. For her residency, Dr. Gopalam trained at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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 is a family practice physician in Tomball, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Heatly include diabetes, pap test, and minor surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Heatly attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Scott and White Healthcare. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Heatly honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Dinna Cohen is a family practice physician in Taylor, TX and Round Rock, TX. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Cohen accepts 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

Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
300 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Jenifer Welsh is a medical specialist in adult hospital medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: hyperglycemia (high blood sugar), diabetes, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Welsh takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Men's Health Issues, Hyperglycemia, Preventive Care, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Women's Health ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Anita Dmello's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dmello include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and biopsy. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Biopsy, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

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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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