We found 13 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept United Healthcare HMO near Nassau Bay, TX.

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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. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Khan's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She honors 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 has an open panel.

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

Dr. Frank Ponce's medical specialty is family medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Ponce speaks Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ponce trained at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital. Dr. Ponce takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Preventive Care

Dr. Christine Huong Le, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Christine Le is a family practitioner and general internist. She attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Le include diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Le accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Le (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Tanglewood Clinic. Dr. Le welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Alvaro Zamora's area of specialization is family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and pap test. He is 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. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zamora is open to new patients.

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Dr. Jeffrey Allen Ross, MD
Specializes in Podiatry, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Ross' areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ross include warts, sports health, and laser treatment. The average patient rating for Dr. Ross is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Medical Center (TMC). His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Charles Garcia's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, minor surgery, and laser treatment. Dr. Garcia is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Garcia completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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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 Pierre sees patients in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. Her medical specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Dr. Pierre is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and pap test. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. 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 professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Pierre has an open panel.

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

Dr. Niloufar Ghadiri's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Ghadiri is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and hypotension (low blood pressure). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ghadiri graduated from Isfahan Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She speaks Persian. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ghadiri is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Bay Nguyen works as a general practitioner, family medicine physician, and pediatrician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nguyen include diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and ulcers. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Nguyen performed his residency at Tulsa Regional Medical Center. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Phillip Mark Aguilar, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Phillip Aguilar is a family medicine physician in Webster, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Aguilar average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aguilar include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Aguilar is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital, Dr. Aguilar attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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

Dr. Sasikala Chittimireddy sees patients in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Baytown, TX. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, pap test, and depression. Dr. Chittimireddy is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. After attending Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chittimireddy takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Manar Ali Harmouch, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Manar Harmouch practices family medicine in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Baytown, TX. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Harmouch include diabetes, warts, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harmouch accepts. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University.

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Dr. Rosemary Eseh-Logue, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Rosemary Eseh-Logue specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Eseh-Logue's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include diabetes, pap test, and heart problems. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Eseh-Logue 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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