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We found 33 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 practices adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Orlander include diabetes and thyroid problems. Dr. Orlander is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Before performing his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael, Dr. Orlander attended Université Libre de Bruxelles for medical school. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Orlander has received the distinction of 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 takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After completing medical school at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, she performed her residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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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's specialties are adult endocrinology and general internal medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Dr. Gutierrez's education and training includes medical school at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gutierrez accepts.

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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 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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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Diabetes, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, ... (Read more)

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

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

Dr. Dora Cantu's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Cantu is affiliated with Memorial Hermann and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Albert Garcia, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1315 Saint Joseph Parkway; Suite 1205
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Garcia works as an ophthalmologist. He is especially interested in diabetes, minor surgery, and laser treatment. Dr. Garcia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Garcia has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Diseases, Eye Exam, Minor Surgery, Laser Treatment, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nina Pham practices family medicine. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Pham is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pham takes. Dr. Pham graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Memorial Hermann.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Menopause, Nutrition Issues, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypertension, Weight Management, Physical ... (Read more)

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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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Burns, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Heinrich Taegtmeyer is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, obesity, and heart failure. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Taegtmeyer attended the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine for medical school. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann and Texas Heart Institute (THI).

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Obesity, Heart Failure

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

Dr. Mario Assouad's specialty is adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Assouad include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Assouad takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He attended the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada for residency. Dr. Assouad (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Assouad is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Virgilio Carandang's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Carandang's education and training includes medical school at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and residency at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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

Dr. Richard James Foley, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
600 East Houston/croley Center
Cleveland, TX
 

Dr. Richard Foley is an adult nephrology specialist. His areas of expertise include diabetes, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Foley is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. Dr. Foley's professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Hemodialysis, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure

Dr. Namrata Sharma Sharma Goel, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Namrata Goel practices adult nephrology in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. Dr. Goel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Goel is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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

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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Granier include prostate problems, warts, and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Granier is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Granier is accepting new patients. After attending the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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

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

Dr. Palur Balakrishnan's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Balakrishnan trained at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Balakrishnan's areas of expertise include the following: high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and stroke. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Balakrishnan welcomes new patients.

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