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We found 30 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Bronze 4850/Houston HMOx near Houston, TX.

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

Dr. Philip Orlander is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. His clinical interests encompass diabetes and thyroid problems. Dr. Orlander is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. After completing medical school at Université Libre de Bruxelles, he performed his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael. He honors 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.

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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's specialty is adult endocrinology. She is especially interested in diabetes. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Before performing her residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Dr. Wirfel attended the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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 medical specialty is adult endocrinology and general internal medicine. Dr. Gutierrez takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Dr. Gutierrez is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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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 specializes in adult nephrology. His clinical interests include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney transplant. Dr. Rahman is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine, Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine, and Technical University of Santiago (UTESA) and residency at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis. Dr. Rahman takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is accepting new patients.

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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
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Elie Saber specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Houston, TX. These areas are among Dr. Saber's clinical interests: diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and kidney stones. Patient ratings for Dr. Saber average 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saber accepts. Before performing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Saber attended Saint Joseph University of Beirut for medical school. Dr. Saber (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann, Park Plaza Hospital, and Houston Methodist Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Wasae Seyed Tabibi, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Wasae Tabibi, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Tabibi (or staff) speaks Arabic and Italian. He is especially interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Tabibi is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and Memorial Hermann. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Dr. Tabibi performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy

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

Dr. Nina Pham is a family practitioner in Houston, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Pham is 4.5 stars out of 5. She 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 honors. Dr. Pham attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Memorial Hermann.

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

Dr. Dora Cantu is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave Dr. Cantu an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Cantu honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and 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. Norman Lee Berkman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2015
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Norman Berkman's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Berkman include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Berkman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Berkman is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Cholesterol Problems

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

Dr. Virgilio Carandang practices family medicine in Houston, TX. Before performing his residency at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Carandang attended the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center for medical school. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carandang accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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

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. His areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, anemia, and crohn's disease. Dr. Glombicki is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Glombicki trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Glombicki has an open panel.

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

Dr. Luis Gonzalo Granier, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2900 Richmond Avenue; Suite 200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Luis Granier works as an internist. Before completing his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Dr. Granier attended medical school at the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Granier's areas of expertise include prostate problems, warts, and thyroid problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Granier's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Heinrich Taegtmeyer is an adult cardiology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Taegtmeyer include diabetes, obesity, and heart failure. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann and Texas Heart Institute (THI).

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All Interests: Diabetes, Obesity, Heart Failure

Dr. Jacqueline Ann Lappin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
6431 Fannin Street; Msb 6.240
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jacqueline Lappin, who practices in Temple, TX, Houston, TX, and Cedar Park, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and transplant surgery. She honors United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Lappin attended National University of Ireland Galway, School of Medicine, the University College Cork, College of Medicine and Health, and the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine & Medical Science for medical school. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly. Dr. Lappin (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Gaelic. Dr. Lappin is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Hepatobiliary Surgery, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stewart Zuckerbrod's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patients rated Dr. Zuckerbrod highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Hypertension, Diabetes, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge Luengas Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1801 North Loop West; Ste# 30
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jorge Luengas' area of specialization is family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Luengas is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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All Interests: Menopause, Nutrition Issues, Hypertension, Weight Management, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Skin ... (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.