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 works as a pediatric endocrinologist. In her practice, Dr. Hwu focuses on diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. She 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. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Hwu attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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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 is a pediatric endocrinologist. In his practice, Dr. Lee focuses on diabetes. Dr. Lee is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Lee takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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 an adult endocrinologist in Houston, TX, Texas City, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX. Dr. Khan has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Khan include diabetes, thyroid problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Khan is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Charles Garcia's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, minor surgery, and laser treatment. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Garcia graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Patient ratings for Dr. Garcia average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 practices general internal medicine and general pediatrics in Webster, TX. Dr. Dugano-Daphnis attended Meharry Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She is rated highly by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Dugano-Daphnis is professionally 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 area of specialization is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Naik 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. He attended Northeast Ohio Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Summa Health System.

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All Interests: Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Hypertension

Dr. Alvaro Francisco Zamora, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Alvaro Zamora's area of specialization is family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and pap test. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Dr. Zamora performed his residency at JPS Health Network. Patient reviews placed Dr. Zamora at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is accepting 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. She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. These areas are among Dr. Choudhary's clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine 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. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Bay Van Nguyen, MD
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 average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and ulcers. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Nguyen completed a residency program at Tulsa Regional Medical Center. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Nguyen has an open panel.

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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 a general internist in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. Her clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and hypotension (low blood pressure). Dr. Ghadiri has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She obtained her medical school training at Isfahan Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She is conversant in Persian. Dr. Ghadiri's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. She is open to new patients.

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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. Dr. Lingamfelter studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), warts, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Patient ratings for Dr. Lingamfelter average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lingamfelter is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Mahendra Agraharkar is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in League City, TX, Webster, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX. His areas of expertise include diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and kidney stones. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Agraharkar studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Agraharkar is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Tannique Rainford's specialty is family medicine. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Rainford honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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

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

Dr. Shahnaz Khan works as an internist in Friendswood, TX. Dr. Khan has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She is a graduate of Sindh Medical College.

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

Dr. Mark Hooker practices family medicine in Webster, TX. Before performing his residency at Memorial Hermann, Dr. Hooker attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. His areas of expertise include diabetes, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and general pediatrics; she sees patients in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. Her clinical interests include diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and pap test. Dr. Ware is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ware has an open panel.

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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.