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We found 17 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 physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. In Dr. Hwu's practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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 practices pediatric endocrinology in Galveston, TX and League City, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include diabetes. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Lee 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. Dr. Lee graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Diabetes

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

Dr. Sonya Khan is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Her clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Khan is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Khan a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Amenorrhea, Erectile Dysfunction, Diabetes, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Thyroid Problems, ... (Read more)

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 is a Webster, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dugano-Daphnis accepts. After completing medical school at Meharry Medical College, Dr. Dugano-Daphnis performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

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

Dr. Satish Naik's medical specialty is general internal medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Naik honors. Before performing his residency at Summa Health System, Dr. Naik attended Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school.

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All Interests: Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Hypertension

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

Dr. Smriti Choudhary specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Webster, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. These areas are among Dr. Choudhary's clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, the University of Mumbai, and L.T. Municipal Medical College. Dr. Choudhary is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Michael Kai-Jia Lam, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
561 Medical Ctr Boulevard; Suite E
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Michael Lam's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has a special interest in vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Dr. Lam is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Lam attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency.

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

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

Dr. Alvaro Zamora is a physician who specializes in family medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Zamora's areas of expertise include diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and pap test. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Zamora's education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and residency at JPS Health Network.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Spirometry, Sinusitis, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Pap Test, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Bay Nguyen's areas of specialization are general practice, family medicine, and general pediatrics. Dr. Nguyen's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nguyen include diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and ulcers. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Tulsa Regional Medical Center. Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Niloufar Ghadiri is an internist in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and hypotension (low blood pressure). Dr. Ghadiri's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Ghadiri's practice is open to new patients. After attending Isfahan Medical School, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She is conversant in Persian.

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

Dr. Sam Lingamfelter is a family medicine practitioner. Patients rated Dr. Lingamfelter highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lingamfelter include sinusitis (sinus infection), warts, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has an open panel. Dr. Lingamfelter studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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

Dr. Tannique Rainford practices family medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rainford takes. Dr. Rainford graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. She 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 practices family medicine. Patients gave Dr. Hooker an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Hooker include diabetes, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hooker honors. Dr. Hooker studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at Memorial Hermann for his residency. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Dr. Mahendra Agraharkar, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Mahendra Agraharkar is a nephrologist. Dr. Agraharkar's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and kidney stones. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Agraharkar's practice is open to 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 is an internist in Friendswood, TX. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khan takes. Dr. Khan is a graduate of Sindh Medical College. Dr. Khan is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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William J Capece
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
17630 Highway; 3 Ste A
Webster, TX
 

Dr. William Capece specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Webster, TX. 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. For his professional training, Dr. Capece completed a residency program at West Houston Medical Center. Dr. Capece is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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All Interests: Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy, Diabetes, Bunion Surgery, Hammer Toe, Ingrown Toenails, ... (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.