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We found 31 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Aetna Silver $10 Copay Memorial Hermann near Houston, TX.

Dr. Philip Robert Orlander, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6410 Fannin Street; 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Philip Orlander is an endocrinologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Orlander include diabetes and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Université Libre de Bruxelles and residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Kelly L Wirfel, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kelly Wirfel specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Bellaire, TX and Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Wirfel include diabetes. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann. She studied medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Wirfel trained at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Type 1 Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Biopsy, Diabetes, Thyroid Nodules

Dr. Absalon D Gutierrez Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, General Internal Medicine
6431 Fannin Street; Msb 5.108
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Absalon Gutierrez is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology and general internal medicine. He attended the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Gutierrez is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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All Interests: Diabetes

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

Dr. Syed Rahman is an adult nephrologist. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney transplant. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine, Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine, and Technical University of Santiago (UTESA) for medical school, Dr. Rahman completed his residency training at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis. He is affiliated with 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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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Diabetes, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elie Nagib Saber, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Elie Saber specializes in adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Saber include diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and kidney stones. Patients rated Dr. Saber highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. After attending Saint Joseph University of Beirut for medical school, Dr. Saber completed his residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Saber (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann, Park Plaza Hospital, and Houston Methodist Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal ... (Read more)

Dr. Diemphuong Nina Pham, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2499 Ella Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nina Pham is a physician who specializes in family medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann. She attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Memorial Hermann. Dr. Pham is rated highly by her patients. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Dora Elia Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1740 W 27th Street; Suite 180
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Dora Cantu is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Cantu accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Cantu is affiliated with Memorial Hermann and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Dr. Norman Lee Berkman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2015
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Norman Berkman sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Berkman is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Berkman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Berkman is open to new patients. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Berkman has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Virgilio Carandang Carandang, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1631 North Loop West; Suite 430
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Virgilio Carandang's area of specialization is family medicine. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Carandang takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center for medical school, he completed his residency training at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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All Interests: Menopause, Hypertension, Diabetes, Premenstrual Syndrome, Counseling Services

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

Dr. Alan Glombicki specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include ulcers, anemia, and crohn's disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Glombicki average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Glombicki is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Glombicki completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Glombicki's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Luis Gonzalo Granier, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2900 Richmond Avenue; Suite 200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Luis Granier is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, warts, and thyroid problems. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Granier attended the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Bursitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mario Assouad, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mario Assouad is an adult nephrology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Assouad honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. Dr. Assouad (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Diabetes, Kidney Problems, HIV/AIDS, Dialysis

Dr. Namrata Sharma Sharma Goel, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
7015 Almeda Road; Suite #3
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Namrata Goel works as an adult nephrologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. Dr. Goel honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Goel is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Diabetes, Kidney Problems, Endocrine Diseases, Dialysis

Dr. Heinrich Taegtmeyer, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6410 Fannin Street; 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Heinrich Taegtmeyer is an adult cardiologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and heart failure. Dr. Taegtmeyer's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann and Texas Heart Institute (THI). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Taegtmeyer accepts. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine and residency at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Obesity, Heart Failure

Dr. Palur V Balakrishnan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Palur Balakrishnan is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Pasadena, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and stroke. Dr. Balakrishnan's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Balakrishnan attended Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers.

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All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stewart Zuckerbrod's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Zuckerbrod average 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Zuckerbrod focuses on cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Zuckerbrod is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Zuckerbrod honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Hypertension, Diabetes, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery ... (Read more)

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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.