We found 175 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 is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Patients gave Dr. Bueso an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bueso include thyroid problems, anemia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Bueso attended the University of Siena Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school and subsequently trained at Washington Hospital Center for residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Bueso (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Morey Haymond's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. His clinical interests encompass diabetes. Dr. Haymond is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Haymond completed a residency program at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He 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. Dr. Haymond has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Lefkothea Panayotis Karaviti, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lefkothea Karaviti specializes in pediatric endocrinology. She attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Her areas of expertise include type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Dr. Karaviti has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Karaviti is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes

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. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Hwu obtained her medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hwu honors.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Growth Problems, Diabetes

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

Dr. Swarna Kamble, who practices in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Kamble is a graduate of Government Medical College, Nagpur. For her professional training, Dr. Kamble completed a residency program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kamble is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center.

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All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Diabetes, Obesity

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

Dr. Yomna Monla is an adult endocrinologist. Dr. Monla's areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Patient ratings for Dr. Monla average 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Monla graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at American University of Beirut Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Tres Aaron Barrera, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1709 Dryden; Suite 550
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Tres Barrera's specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Barrera accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Barrera is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Osteoporosis, Hypogonadism, Adrenal Disorders, Parathyroid Disease, Diabetes

Dr. Siripoom Vudhipoom McKay, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Pediatric Endocrinology
1120 Fannin
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Siripoom McKay is an adult endocrinology and pediatric endocrinology specialist in Houston, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McKay include type 2 diabetes. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. McKay is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes

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. Dr. Sisley's areas of expertise include obesity and type 2 diabetes. 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 graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Obesity

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

Dr. Philip Orlander specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Orlander attended medical school at Université Libre de Bruxelles. He trained at Hospital of Saint Raphael for his residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Orlander include diabetes and thyroid problems. Dr. Orlander accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Mandeep Bajaj, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1709 Dryden; Suite 1000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mandeep Bajaj specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bajaj include obesity, diabetes, and insulin resistance. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended All India Institute of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Montefiore Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Leo Davidoff Award-Outstanding resident teacher. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Obesity, Insulin Resistance

Dr. Sheila Kaye Gunn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
6621 Fannin; Ccc 1020.05
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sheila Gunn sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Her medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gunn include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Gunn is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. 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 an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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 is a pediatric endocrinologist. In Dr. French's practice, she is particularly interested in type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Patients gave her an average rating of 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 accepts. She studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. French trained at Phoenix Children's Hospital for residency. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes

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

Dr. Dennis Ferrer specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Ferrer's professional affiliations include Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Spring Medical and Diagnostic Center and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - The Woodlands. He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Ferrer's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Osteoporosis

Dr. Maria Jose Redondo, MPH, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Maria Redondo works as a pediatric endocrinologist in Houston, TX. She has a special interest in diabetes. Dr. Redondo is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. She graduated from Autonomous University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Redondo is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Brian Robert Tulloch, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Tulloch works as an adult endocrinologist. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Dr. Tulloch is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Oxford University Medical School. Dr. Tulloch has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Tulloch (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese.

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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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