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

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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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

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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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes

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

Dr. Kelly Wirfel's specialty is adult endocrinology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians. After attending the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. Dr. Wirfel honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Type 1 Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Biopsy, Thyroid Nodules

Dr. Syed-Shah Shah Rahman, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 1430
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Syed Rahman is an adult nephrology specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Rahman has a special interest in kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney transplant. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and Park Plaza Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Rahman graduated from Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine, Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine, and Technical University of Santiago (UTESA) and then he performed his residency at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Diabetes, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elie N Saber, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 635
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Elie Saber is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. His clinical interests include diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and kidney stones. Dr. Saber takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. His education and training includes medical school at Saint Joseph University of Beirut and residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. In addition to English, Dr. Saber (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. Dr. Saber is affiliated with Greater Heights Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. John Pedro Frommer, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. J. Frommer's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Frommer include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Frommer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Heights Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Frommer attended the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Wasae Tabibi is an adult nephrology specialist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Tabibi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and Park Plaza Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas, Dr. Tabibi attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Tabibi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Richard James Foley, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
600 East Houston/croley Center
Cleveland, TX
 

Dr. Richard Foley is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Foley's areas of expertise include diabetes, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. The average patient rating for Dr. Foley is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star.

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All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Hemodialysis, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure

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

Dr. Dora Cantu's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Cantu's clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Heights Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cantu honors. She attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Luis Granier-Spikula practices general internal medicine in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Granier-Spikula include prostate problems, warts, and thyroid problems. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Granier-Spikula's training includes a residency program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Alan Paul Glombicki, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alan Glombicki is a medical specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Glombicki completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Glombicki include ulcers, anemia, and crohn's disease. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Glombicki honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2015
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Norman Berkman specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Houston, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Berkman average 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berkman takes. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Berkman has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Heinrich Taegtmeyer practices adult cardiology. His clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and heart failure. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Taegtmeyer attended the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine for medical school. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), Texas Heart Institute (THI), and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Obesity, Heart Failure

Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
7887 Cambridge Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Titus Venyah practices family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Venyah include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Venyah trained at Genesys Regional Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Venyah average 2.5 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. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Alzheimer's Disease, Wounds, Pain ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Virgilio Carandang specializes in family medicine and practices in Houston, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Heights Hospital. Dr. Carandang attended the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center for medical school and subsequently trained at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more.

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

Dr. Devender Daram Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
427 W 20th Street; Suite 700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Devender Reddy is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Reddy graduated from Osmania Medical College and then he performed his residency at New York Downtown Hospital, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Reddy's hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Heights Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes

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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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