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We found 22 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Gold Choice HSA 2000 - 2 with IVF near Katy, TX.

Dr. Vidhya Subramanian, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1450 W Grand Parkway S; Suite G-190
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Vidhya Subramanian's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Subramanian's education and training includes medical school at the University of Mumbai and L.T. Municipal Medical College and residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Subramanian include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. The average patient rating for Dr. Subramanian is 2.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Subramanian welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Pituitary Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marjorie Andreina Garcia Fonseca, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
23000 Highland Knolls Drive
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Marjorie Broussard's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Broussard honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Zulia School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Cinco Ranch Clinic.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Obesity, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Ariel Morales Velasco, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
1331 Grand Parkway; Suite #320
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Ariel Velasco is an adult nephrology specialist in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Velasco's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and kidney stones. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Velasco graduated from Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and then he performed his residency at Catholic Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Anil U Sheth, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
1331 West Grand Parkway North; Suite 320
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Anil Sheth's area of specialization is adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sheth takes. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College. Dr. Sheth's training includes residency programs at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Elmhurst Hospital Center, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Joshua Chad Defriece, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
29320 Katy Freeway; Suite 500
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Joshua Defriece's area of specialization is family medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Defriece's clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Banner Health. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Defriece's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Krishna Kumar Raman, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
21720 Kingsland Boulevard; Suite 308
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Krishna Raman's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Raman is especially interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and dialysis. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Raman is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Raman (or staff) is conversant in Tamil and Hindi.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Dialysis

Dr. Mukesh Natverlal Mehta, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1331 W Grand Parkway North; Suite 230
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Mukesh Mehta is a general internist. Dr. Mehta's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He attended medical school at M.P. Shah Medical College. He completed his residency training at North General Hospital and St. John's Episcopal Hospital. Dr. Mehta's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Preventive Care, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Eyes Over Texas Eye Peck Care, P.A., MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
21318 Provincial Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Randolph Whitford practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Katy, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Whitford is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Whitford trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Dr. Elizabeth Alvarez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
21376 Provincial Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Elizabeth Alvarez's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Alvarez's areas of expertise include knee problems, warts, and menopause. She has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Alvarez graduated from Autonomous University of Central America and the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Swedish Covenant Hospital. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Warts, Depression, Amenorrhea, Scoliosis, Kidney Stones, Gallstones, Hypertension, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Titus Kofi Venyah, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
23510 Kingsland Boulevard; Suite 101
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Titus Venyah specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He trained at Genesys Regional Medical Center for residency. Dr. Venyah's areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Venyah's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Venyah's office for an appointment.

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Dr. John Richards Adams, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
21700 Kingsland Boulevard; Suite 201
Katy, TX
 

Dr. John Adams' area of specialization is general internal medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Adams is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Adams is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. William Alexander Currie, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
21700 Kingsland Boulevard; Suite 201
Katy, TX
 

Dr. William Currie specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Currie graduated from Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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All Interests: Hepatitis C, Colitis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Ulcers, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Memory Loss

Dr. Thomas Guerra Diaz, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1331 W Grand Parkway N; Suite 345
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Diaz's area of specialization is family medicine. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Diaz is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Hypertension, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Diabetes, Attention Deficit Disorder, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Kai-Jia Lam, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 575
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Michael Lam is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Houston, TX, Webster, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. In his practice, Dr. Lam focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Dr. Lam is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lam's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago.

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All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Retina Problems, Infections, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Basti Julian Thampoe, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
21238 Kingsland Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Basti Thampoe's medical specialty is general internal medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Telugu. In Dr. Thampoe's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, obesity, and preventive care. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Thampoe welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Obesity, Preventive Care, Weight Loss

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Specializes in Family Medicine
5423 E. 5th Street; Suite D
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Thanh Taylor is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Taylor takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. She attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Asthma

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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.