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 in Houston, TX. He attended the University of Siena Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school and subsequently trained at Washington Hospital Center for residency. His areas of expertise include thyroid problems, anemia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Patient ratings for Dr. Bueso average 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bueso takes. Dr. Bueso has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Bueso (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Yomna Monla specializes in adult endocrinology. She is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. She trained at American University of Beirut Medical Center for residency. These areas are among Dr. Monla's clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Monla's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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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 specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Houston, TX. Dr. Tulloch's clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Oxford University Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Tulloch (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital.

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

Dr. Morali Sharma practices adult endocrinology in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Sharma include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Sharma's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Medical College Baroda and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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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 is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sadhu include thyroid problems, pituitary tumor, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Sadhu is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sadhu 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. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Medhavi Jogi's specialty is adult endocrinology. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Jogi's clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Jogi takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Abhishek Kansara sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Kansara's areas of expertise include diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Mumbai and Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Kansara is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Dale Hamilton is an endocrinologist in Houston, TX. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Hamilton include diabetes and heart problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hamilton is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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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's areas of specialization are adult endocrinology and nuclear medicine. He is a graduate of the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences. His clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Munoz accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Munoz is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Sonya Khan practices adult endocrinology and general internal medicine in Houston, TX, Texas City, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Khan honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Khan is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes 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, endocrinologist, and general internist. Dr. Ansari's clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Ansari is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. His residency was performed at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

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

Dr. Laila Tabatabai is an adult endocrinology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Tabatabai include obesity, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Tabatabai is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She attended Albany Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Tabatabai welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Bhargavi Patham, PhD, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, General Internal Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bhargavi Patham's areas of specialization are endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism and general internal medicine; she sees patients in Houston, TX and El Paso, TX. After attending Government Medical College, Kottayam for medical school, Dr. Patham completed her residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and pituitary disorders. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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

Dr. Syed Rahman, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Rahman's areas of clinical interest consist of kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney transplant. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. Before performing his residency at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis, Dr. Rahman attended Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine, Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine, and Technical University of Santiago (UTESA) for medical school. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rahman accepts. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Elie Saber specializes in adult nephrology. He attended Saint Joseph University of Beirut and then went on to complete his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and kidney stones. Dr. Saber accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. In addition to English, Dr. Saber (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Claire Chang, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her clinical interests include contact dermatitis, thyroid problems, and myasthenia gravis. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Chang completed her residency training at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Chang (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Chinese. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. She is open to 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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