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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 specialist in adult endocrinology. His clinical interests include diabetes and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Dr. Orlander is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before completing his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael, Dr. Orlander attended medical school at Université Libre de Bruxelles. Dr. Orlander has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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 area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wirfel include diabetes. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Dr. Wirfel is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wirfel obtained her medical school training at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and performed her residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center.

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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 specializes in adult endocrinology and general internal medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before completing his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Dr. Gutierrez attended medical school at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Dr. Gutierrez is professionally 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's specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Rahman's areas of expertise consist of kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney transplant. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He graduated from Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine, Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine, and Technical University of Santiago (UTESA). Dr. Rahman's residency was performed at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis.

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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
1200 Binz Street; Suite 635
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Elie Saber specializes in adult nephrology. Patient ratings for Dr. Saber average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Saber's clinical interests include diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and kidney stones. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Saber graduated from Saint Joseph University of Beirut and then he performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Saber (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza 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 is a specialist in adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tabibi studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas for his residency. Dr. Tabibi (or staff) speaks Arabic and Italian. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and Memorial Hermann. He is accepting 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 specializes in family medicine and practices in Houston, TX. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pham accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Memorial Hermann. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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All Interests: Menopause, Nutrition Issues, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypertension, Weight Management, Physical ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Dora Cantu's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Cantu include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Cantu is affiliated with Memorial Hermann and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cantu is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for her residency.

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All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Virgilio Carandang is a family practice physician. Dr. Carandang is a graduate of the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. His residency was performed at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Carandang honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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 works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Glombicki is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Glombicki include ulcers, anemia, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Glombicki is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, warts, and thyroid problems. Dr. Granier is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Granier is open to new patients.

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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 works as an adult cardiologist in Houston, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and heart failure. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann and Texas Heart Institute (THI). Dr. Taegtmeyer studied medicine at the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. Dr. Taegtmeyer honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 specializes in general surgery and transplant surgery and practices in Temple, TX, Houston, TX, and Cedar Park, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Lappin (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Gaelic. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Lappin studied medicine at 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 her residency, Dr. Lappin trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly.

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All Interests: Hepatobiliary Surgery, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes

Dr. Titus Kofi Venyah, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
7887 Cambridge Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Titus Venyah is a physician who specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Venyah has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Venyah include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Venyah accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and a graduate of Genesys Regional Medical Center's residency program.

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

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stewart Zuckerbrod works as an ophthalmologist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Zuckerbrod attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Zuckerbrod has indicated that his clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zuckerbrod is affiliated with 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. Devender Daram Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
427 W 20th Street; Suite 700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Devender Reddy specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Houston, TX. His clinical interests encompass diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Reddy obtained his medical school training at Osmania Medical College and performed his residency at New York Downtown Hospital, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.