We found 83 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Aetna HMO near Houston, TX.

Dr. Gerardo M Bueso, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5711 Almeda
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gerardo Bueso's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Bueso (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, anemia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Bueso's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Siena Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. For his residency, Dr. Bueso trained at Washington Hospital Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Bueso is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bueso has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Yomna Tarek Monla, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Yomna Monla is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Monla's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Monla takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at American University of Beirut Medical Center.

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Dr. Brian Robert Tulloch, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Tulloch is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Tulloch's clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tulloch accepts. He graduated from Oxford University Medical School. Dr. Tulloch has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Tulloch (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital.

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Dr. Medhavi Jogi, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6624 Fannin Street; Suite 2360
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Medhavi Jogi's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jogi include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Jogi is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jogi's practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Pituitary Disorders, Pituitary Tumor, Thyroid Biopsy

Dr. Morali D Sharma, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Morali Sharma is an adult endocrinology specialist in Houston, TX. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sharma include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Sharma is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Sharma graduated from Medical College Baroda. Dr. Sharma trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Pituitary Disorders, Thyroid Biopsy

Dr. Archana Reddy Sadhu, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Archana Sadhu sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Patient ratings for Dr. Sadhu average 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, pituitary tumor, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Sadhu takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Sadhu graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Amenorrhea, Hypertension, Osteomyelitis, Diabetes, Obesity, Pancreas Problems, Hormone Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Abhishek Haresh Kansara, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Abhishek Kansara is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. Dr. Kansara is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Mumbai and Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College. Dr. Kansara is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Dale James Hamilton, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Dale Hamilton is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hamilton at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hamilton include diabetes and heart problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Hamilton attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Carlos E Munoz Sr., MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Nuclear Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Munoz specializes in adult endocrinology and nuclear medicine and practices in Houston, TX. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Munoz honors. He studied medicine at the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Mohammed Zafer Ansari, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Adult Endocrinology, General Internal Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mohammed Ansari is an internal medicine hospitalist, adult endocrinologist, and general internist. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ansari attended Osmania Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Ansari honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Sonya Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6410 Fannin
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sonya Khan is an endocrinologist in Houston, TX, Texas City, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX. Dr. Khan studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khan include diabetes, thyroid problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khan honors. Dr. Khan is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Laila S Tabatabai, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Laila Tabatabai's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Before performing her residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Tabatabai attended Albany Medical College for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Tabatabai include obesity, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tabatabai is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Hyperparathyroidism, Bone Problems, Fractures, Diabetes, Obesity, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Syed Shah Noor Ur Rahman, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 1430
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Syed Rahman is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult nephrology. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine, Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine, and Technical University of Santiago (UTESA) and a graduate of St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis' residency program. In Dr. Rahman's practice, he is particularly interested in kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney transplant. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rahman's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Elie Nagib Saber, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 635
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Elie Saber's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Saber (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. His clinical interests include diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and kidney stones. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Saber graduated from Saint Joseph University of Beirut. For his professional training, Dr. Saber completed a residency program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Alan Paul Glombicki, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alan Glombicki's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: ulcers, anemia, and crohn's disease. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Glombicki studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Glombicki is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Claire Huang-Cao Chang, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5115 Main Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Claire Chang's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include contact dermatitis, thyroid problems, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Chang is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chang is accepting new patients. She studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Chang trained at Ochsner Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Chang (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese.

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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.