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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 specializes in pediatric endocrinology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center, Dr. Stephen attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Stephen's distinctions 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. He is 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' specialty is adult endocrinology. She attended Duke University School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Dr. Williams accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is 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. Dr. Barrera graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for his residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Barrera speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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 specializes in pediatric endocrinology. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Ponder trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for his residency. Dr. Ponder has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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. He 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. Michael John Hilts, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
1507 Rivery Drive; Office
Georgetown, TX
 

Dr. Michael Hilts' areas of specialization are family medicine and sports medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Hilts a rating of 4.5 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. He attended the University of Utah School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Moses Cone Health System for residency. Dr. Hilts is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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 sees patients in Georgetown, TX. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Hearne include diabetes and general care. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Hearne 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Hearne attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hearne include: 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 works as a general internist in Round Rock, TX. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Clinical interests for Dr. Marks include diabetes. 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. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Marks is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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

Dr. Jennifer Clark practices general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Clark include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Clark accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of 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 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. Anita Maria Dmello, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4945 Williams Drive
Georgetown, TX
 

Dr. Anita Dmello practices general internal medicine in Georgetown, TX. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and biopsy. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Dmello attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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 practices general internal medicine. Dr. Lawlis is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. 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). His distinctions include: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and Outstanding Student of Internal Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is 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 is 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. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chapman takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her distinctions 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. Dr. Chapman is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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

Dr. Diana Nye practices general internal medicine in Round Rock, TX and Austin, TX. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. In her practice, Dr. Nye focuses on diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient reviews placed Dr. Nye at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nye accepts. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Nye is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

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

Dr. Yoon Sin Kim specializes in family medicine and practices in Temple, TX, Georgetown, TX, and Round Rock, TX. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Kim obtained her medical school training at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO. Dr. Kim has received the following distinctions: Texas Monthly Super Doctors: Rising Star 2012, 2013, 2014; Texas Rising Stars; and Texas Super Doctors.

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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's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Cohen is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She 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.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Before completing her residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Dr. Gopalam attended medical school at Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences. She 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. In addition to English, Dr. Gopalam (or staff) speaks Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

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Specializes in Family Medicine
1900 Scenic Drive; Suite 1128
Georgetown, TX
 

Dr. Kristy Heatly works as a family practice physician in Tomball, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX. Before performing her residency at Scott and White Healthcare, Dr. Heatly attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Heatly include diabetes, pap test, and minor surgery. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heatly accepts. Dr. Heatly is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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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.