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

Dr. Christine Le's areas of specialization are family medicine and general internal medicine; she sees patients in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. Dr. Le (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Le is affiliated with Houston Methodist. 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. Dr. Le is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Frank Ponce specializes in family medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Ponce is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended Ross University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital. 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. Dr. Ponce's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Phillip Aguilar's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Aguilar is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Aguilar attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Ross' specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Ross include warts, sports health, and laser treatment. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Sasikala Chittimireddy's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Chittimireddy's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include diabetes, pap test, and depression. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. After completing medical school at Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chittimireddy's office for an appointment.

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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. Dr. Harmouch's clinical interests include diabetes, warts, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Harmouch has an open panel.

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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. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, pap test, and heart problems. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Eseh-Logue attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For her residency, Dr. Eseh-Logue trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Eseh-Logue highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to 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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