We found 18 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Nassau Bay, TX.

Dr. Katherine Hwu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
940 Clear Lake City Boulevard; Suite 200
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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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Growth Problems, Diabetes

Dr. Phillip Dukeal Kwaiyuen Lee, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2785 Gulf Freeway South; #2.200
League City, TX
 

Dr. Phillip Lee's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Lee attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His clinical interests encompass diabetes. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Sonya Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, General Internal Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Sonya Khan specializes in adult endocrinology and general internal medicine and practices in Houston, TX, Texas City, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX. Patients rated Dr. Khan highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Khan include diabetes, thyroid problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Khan is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Pamela Denise Dugano - Daphnis, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
333 N Texas Avenue; Suite 4100
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Pamela Dugano-Daphnis sees patients in Webster, TX. Her medical specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. She is a graduate of Meharry Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Patients gave Dr. Dugano-Daphnis an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dugano-Daphnis is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Charles Albert Garcia, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Charles Garcia's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Garcia include diabetes, minor surgery, and laser treatment. Dr. Garcia is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Garcia attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Garcia's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Satish Shrinivas Naik, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
830 Gemini
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Satish Naik's specialty is general internal medicine. He is especially interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University and a graduate of Summa Health System's residency program. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Naik takes.

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All Interests: Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Hypertension

Specializes in Family Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Alvaro Zamora specializes in family medicine and practices in League City, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. Dr. Zamora graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his residency training at JPS Health Network. Clinical interests for Dr. Zamora include diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and pap test. Dr. Zamora's average patient rating is 2.5 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 is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Zamora welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Smriti Dubey Choudhary, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Smriti Choudhary's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Choudhary's average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Choudhary include diabetes, obesity, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She has an open panel. Dr. Choudhary graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, the University of Mumbai, and L.T. Municipal Medical College.

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Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine, General Pediatrics
2045 Space Park Drive; Suite 170
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bay Nguyen is a general practitioner, family medicine practitioner, and general pediatrician in Nassau Bay, TX and Houston, TX. Before completing his residency at Tulsa Regional Medical Center, Dr. Nguyen attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and ulcers. The average patient rating for Dr. Nguyen is 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Sinusitis, Ulcers, Anemia, Hay Fever, High Cholesterol, Asthma

Dr. R. Sam Sam Lingamfelter, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Sam Lingamfelter sees patients in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. His medical specialty is family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Lingamfelter's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), warts, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lingamfelter accepts. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Niloufar Ghadiri, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Niloufar Ghadiri works as an internist. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among Dr. Ghadiri's clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and hypotension (low blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ghadiri accepts. She is accepting new patients. She graduated from Isfahan Medical School. Dr. Ghadiri's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Persian.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Mahendra Agraharkar's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Agraharkar include diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and kidney stones. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He graduated from Osmania Medical College. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Diabetes, Kidney Problems, Hypotension, Dialysis

Dr. Shahnaz Khan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
3348 E Fm; 528 Road
Friendswood, TX
 

Dr. Shahnaz Khan's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Khan is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She graduated from Sindh Medical College. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Dr. Tannique Natasha Rainford, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
17448 Highway 3; Suite 200
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Tannique Rainford is a physician who specializes in family medicine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Rainford is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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

Dr. Mark Allen Hooker, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
17030 Hwy 3; Park Plaza I
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Mark Hooker is a family medicine physician in Webster, TX. His clinical interests include diabetes, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient ratings for Dr. Hooker average 4.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hooker honors. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at Memorial Hermann. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Dr. Zenithe Pierre Pierre, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Zenithe Ware practices general internal medicine and general pediatrics. She attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Ware's areas of expertise include diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and pap test. She is rated highly by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ware takes. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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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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