We found 90 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Aetna HMO near Houston, TX.

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5711 Almeda
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gerardo Bueso works as an endocrinologist. Dr. Bueso's education and training includes medical school at the University of Siena Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and residency at Washington Hospital Center. His clinical interests include thyroid problems, anemia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He 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. Dr. Bueso has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Bueso (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Yomna Monla is an adult endocrinology specialist in Houston, TX. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Monla accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Monla completed a residency program at American University of Beirut Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Tulloch specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Tulloch is a graduate of Oxford University Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tulloch include diabetes, thyroid problems, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tulloch is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Secure Horizons, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Tulloch (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Tulloch is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Archana Sadhu works as an endocrinologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Sadhu is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, pituitary tumor, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sadhu honors 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. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Morali Sharma works as an endocrinologist in Houston, TX. Before completing her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Sharma attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sharma include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Sharma's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sharma accepts. Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Abhishek Kansara sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. He is a graduate of the University of Mumbai and Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College. His areas of expertise include diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. Dr. Kansara's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kansara is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6624 Fannin Street; Suite 2360
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Medhavi Jogi is an adult endocrinology specialist. Dr. Jogi's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Jogi graduated from Baylor College of Medicine.

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

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Dale Hamilton's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Hamilton's areas of expertise include diabetes and heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Hamilton's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Nuclear Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Munoz is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult endocrinology and nuclear medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Munoz 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, General Internal Medicine
6410 Fannin
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sonya Khan practices adult endocrinology in Houston, TX, Texas City, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Khan is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Khan 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. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Adult Endocrinology, General Internal Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mohammed Ansari specializes in adult hospital medicine, adult endocrinology, and general internal medicine and practices in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ansari include diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Ansari attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. Dr. Ansari is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Laila Tabatabai works as an endocrinologist. Dr. Tabatabai is a graduate of Albany Medical College. She trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for her residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Tabatabai include obesity, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Tabatabai's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, General Internal Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bhargavi Patham works as an internist in Houston, TX and El Paso, TX. Her education and training includes medical school at Government Medical College, Kottayam and residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Her clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and pituitary disorders. The average patient rating for Dr. Patham is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 635
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Elie Saber specializes in adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Saber is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. After attending Saint Joseph University of Beirut for medical school, Dr. Saber completed his residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. In addition to English, Dr. Saber (or staff) speaks Arabic and French.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 1430
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Syed Rahman practices adult nephrology in Houston, TX. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine, Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine, and Technical University of Santiago (UTESA), he performed his residency at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis. Dr. Rahman is especially interested in kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney transplant. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Rahman is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alan Glombicki is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Glombicki include ulcers, anemia, and crohn's disease. Patient reviews placed Dr. Glombicki at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Glombicki's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He is accepting 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.
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