We found 157 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze PPO 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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Dr. Morey W Haymond, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Morey Haymond, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Haymond's clinical interests include diabetes. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Haymond has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Katherine Hwu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Katherine Hwu is a pediatric endocrinology specialist. Her clinical interests include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hwu accepts. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Growth Problems, Diabetes

Dr. Siripoom Vudhipoom McKay, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Pediatric Endocrinology
6701 Fannin Street; 11th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Siripoom McKay works as an endocrinologist and pediatric endocrinologist in Houston, TX. Her clinical interests include type 2 diabetes. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. McKay performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes

Dr. Lefkothea Panayotis Karaviti, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
6701 Fannin Street; 11th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lefkothea Karaviti is a pediatric endocrinology specialist. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Karaviti has indicated that her clinical interests include type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Karaviti studied medicine at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for her residency. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 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. Karaviti accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes

Dr. Shannon L French, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1504 Taub Loop
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Shannon French is a physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. In her practice, Dr. French focuses on type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Before performing her residency at Phoenix Children's Hospital, Dr. French attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. French has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes

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. Dennis Roy Mendoza Ferrer, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
15655 Cypress Woods Medical Drive; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Dennis Ferrer works as an endocrinologist in Shenandoah, TX and Houston, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Ferrer attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Ferrer is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Spring Medical and Diagnostic Center and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - The Woodlands.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Osteoporosis

Dr. Swarna Kamble, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
560 Meyerland Plaza Mall
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Swarna Kamble is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Kamble obtained her medical school training at Government Medical College and Nagpur University and performed her residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center.

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All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Diabetes, Obesity

Dr. Maria Jose Redondo, MPH, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
6701 Fannin Street; 11th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Maria Redondo is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Redondo include diabetes. Dr. Redondo is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. She graduated from Autonomous University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Diabetes

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

Dr. Kelly Wirfel specializes in adult endocrinology. She is especially interested in diabetes. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Dr. Wirfel studied medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Wirfel trained at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. Stephanie Renee Sisley, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
6701 Fannin Street; 11th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stephanie Sisley is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sisley include obesity and type 2 diabetes. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sisley accepts. Her education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Sisley has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Obesity

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

Dr. Philip Orlander specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Houston, TX and Missouri City, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Orlander include diabetes and thyroid problems. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Université Libre de Bruxelles for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital of Saint Raphael for residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

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. Medhavi Jogi, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6624 Fannin Street; Suite 2260
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

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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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