We found 169 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Houston, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5711 Almeda
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gerardo Bueso's specialty is adult endocrinology. He attended medical school at the University of Siena Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. His training includes a residency program at Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Bueso's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, anemia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bueso is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Bueso (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Bueso is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Amenorrhea, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypertension, Bone Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lefkothea Karaviti's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Karaviti include type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Karaviti accepts 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 the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Karaviti is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes

Dr. Morey W Haymond, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Morey Haymond is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. His clinical interests encompass diabetes. Dr. Haymond's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC). Before performing his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital, Dr. Haymond attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Haymond accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: 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. Dr. Sharma is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sharma accepts. Before performing her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Sharma attended Medical College Baroda for medical school. Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Sharma is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Stephanie Sisley practices pediatric endocrinology in Houston, TX. After completing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Her areas of expertise consist of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Sisley is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Sisley is affiliated with 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 practices pediatric endocrinology. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hwu attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for her residency. 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 is an endocrinologist in Houston, TX and Missouri City, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Orlander include diabetes and thyroid problems. Dr. Orlander is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Université Libre de Bruxelles and a graduate of Hospital of Saint Raphael's residency program. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Orlander's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Dennis Ferrer specializes in adult endocrinology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Ferrer attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school. The average patient rating for Dr. Ferrer is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ferrer is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Ferrer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, 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. Siripoom Vudhipoom McKay, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Pediatric Endocrinology
6701 Fannin Street; 11th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Siripoom McKay's areas of specialization are adult endocrinology and pediatric endocrinology. Her clinical interests include type 2 diabetes. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McKay obtained her medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes

Dr. Yuezhen Lynda Lin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
18200 Katy Freeway (i-10 & Barker Cypress)
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Yuezhen Lin sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Lin has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital. She is a graduate of Fujian Medical University and a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's residency program. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lin honors.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Sheila Gunn practices pediatric endocrinology. She attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Gunn completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is 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. Shannon L French, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1504 Taub Loop
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Shannon French, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). The average patient rating for Dr. French is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. French takes. Dr. French obtained her medical school training at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed her residency at Phoenix Children's Hospital. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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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 sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Monla is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of American University of Beirut Medical Center's residency program. Her clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 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 hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Monla has an open panel.

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

Dr. Archana Sadhu works as an endocrinologist in Houston, TX. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Sadhu's clinical interests include thyroid problems, pituitary tumor, and amenorrhea (missed periods). She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Sadhu is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Jongoh Kim's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Kim is conversant in 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 is in-network for 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. Brian R Tulloch, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Tulloch practices adult endocrinology. He is a graduate of Oxford University Medical School. In his practice, Dr. Tulloch focuses on diabetes, thyroid problems, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tulloch takes. Dr. Tulloch has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Tulloch (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital.

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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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