We found 159 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Houston, TX.

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5711 Almeda
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gerardo Bueso's specialty is adult endocrinology. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bueso's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, anemia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bueso is accepting new patients. After attending the University of Siena Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school, he completed his residency training at Washington Hospital Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Bueso (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian.

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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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Haymond include diabetes. Dr. Haymond is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His residency was performed at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Haymond's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

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 in Houston, TX. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her clinical interests encompass type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Dr. Karaviti is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC). Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Karaviti attended medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Karaviti a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes

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

Dr. Stephanie Sisley is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. She attended Indiana University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency. Dr. Sisley's areas of expertise consist of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sisley honors. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Sisley's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Obesity

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

Dr. Katherine Hwu's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Hwu attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Hwu's clinical interests encompass diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Growth Problems, Diabetes

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. In his practice, Dr. Orlander focuses on diabetes and thyroid problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians. Dr. Orlander's education and training includes medical school at Université Libre de Bruxelles and residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Orlander has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is adult endocrinology. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sharma's clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sharma honors. Dr. Sharma welcomes new patients. Before performing her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Sharma attended Medical College Baroda for medical school. Dr. Sharma (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi.

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

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

Dr. Siripoom McKay, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology and pediatric endocrinology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in type 2 diabetes. Dr. McKay is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. McKay attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes

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

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

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Dr. Jongoh Kimberly, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6620 Main Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jongoh Kim practices adult endocrinology. Dr. Kim speaks Korean. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital. After attending Seoul National University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Kim honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Obesity

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

Dr. Shannon French is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Patient ratings for Dr. French average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. French include type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. French's training includes a residency program at Phoenix Children's Hospital. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes

Dr. Sheila K Gunn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
6701 Fannin Street; 11th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sheila Gunn practices pediatric endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gunn include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Gunn accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Growth Problems, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes

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

Dr. Maria Redondo practices pediatric endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Redondo include diabetes. Dr. Redondo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC). She graduated from Autonomous University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Redondo takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Bonnie Marie McCann-Crosby, BS, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
6701 Fannin Street; Suite 1020
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bonnie McCann-Crosby's medical specialty is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and hypothyroidism. Dr. McCann-Crosby is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. McCann-Crosby attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Hypothyroidism

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 an endocrinologist and general internist in Houston, TX. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gutierrez 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Archana Reddy Sadhu, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Archana Sadhu, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Her clinical interests include thyroid problems, pituitary tumor, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sadhu honors. Dr. Sadhu graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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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