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

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

Dr. Sonya Khan is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology and general internal medicine. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khan include diabetes, thyroid problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Khan is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Christine Le specializes in family medicine and general internal medicine. She graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Le is an in-network provider for 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. Dr. Le is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Frank Ponce works as a family practice physician in Pasadena, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. He studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Ponce's medical residency was performed at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital. He is especially interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. In addition to English, Dr. Ponce speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ponce's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Sam Lingamfelter specializes in family medicine. He attended medical school 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). The average patient rating for Dr. Lingamfelter is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lingamfelter accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Bay Nguyen specializes in general practice, family medicine, and general pediatrics and practices in Nassau Bay, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Nguyen has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nguyen include diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and ulcers. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at Tulsa Regional Medical Center. Dr. Nguyen is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Zenithe Ware's specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. She practices in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and pap test. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ware 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. Ware honors. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Ware completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Niloufar Ghadiri specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. She speaks Persian. These areas are among Dr. Ghadiri's clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and hypotension (low blood pressure). She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She graduated from Isfahan Medical School. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Ghadiri's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ghadiri takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Zamora include diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and pap test. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Zamora studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His residency was performed at JPS Health Network. Dr. Zamora's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting 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 specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Ross include warts, sports health, and laser treatment. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ross takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ross's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Phillip Aguilar is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Aguilar include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Aguilar takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and a graduate of San Jacinto Methodist Hospital's residency program. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Aguilar is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Sasikala Chittimireddy's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chittimireddy's areas of expertise include diabetes, pap test, and depression. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. After attending Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. Dr. Chittimireddy is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. 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's specialty is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, warts, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). Dr. Harmouch is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University. Patients rated Dr. Harmouch highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She welcomes new patients.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Eseh-Logue at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include diabetes, pap test, and heart problems. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Eseh-Logue's office for an appointment.

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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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