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We found 13 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Aetna PPO near Spring, TX.

Dr. Luis Silvio Acosta, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Adult Nephrology
324 Fm 1960 Road E; #106
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Luis Acosta specializes in adult endocrinology and adult nephrology and practices in Houston, TX. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Cartagena Faculty of Medicine and residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael. Dr. Acosta's areas of expertise include diabetes. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Acosta is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Helen Hyun-Sun Hwang, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
607 Timberdale Lane; #201
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Helen Lee is a specialist in adult nephrology. These areas are among Dr. Lee's clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Spanish and Korean. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Problems

Dr. Ashiqueali I Poonawala, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
17506 Red Oak Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ashiqueali Poonawala practices general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Poonawala include prostate problems, thyroid problems, and depression. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College and Dow Medical College and residency at St. John's Hospital. Dr. Poonawala (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Poonawala's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Bone Spurs, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel Edward Nachimson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
800 Peakwood Drive; Suite 7j
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joel Nachimson's specialty is family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Nachimson is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nachimson's clinical interests encompass diabetes. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Nachimson is professionally affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Naila Ramiz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
800 Peakwood Drive; Suite 7-g
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Naila Ramiz is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. In Dr. Ramiz's practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and arthritis. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Dhaka Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Ramiz speaks Bengali. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis

Dr. Muhammad Hanif, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
17506 Red Oak Drive; #1
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Muhammad Hanif practices adult critical care, general internal medicine, and adult pulmonology in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include prostate problems, thyroid problems, and depression. United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hanif accepts. Dr. Hanif studied medicine at Dow Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Hanif trained at Elmhurst Hospital Center. Dr. Hanif (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Hanif is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Sardar A Daud Daud Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
714 Fm 1960 Road W
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sardar Khan is an adult gastroenterologist in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Khan include ulcers, anemia, and colon cancer. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and King Edward Medical University and then he performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Khan's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)

Dr. Blandina Caducoy Sison, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine
837 Fm 1960 West; Suite 105
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Blandina Sison's areas of specialization are family medicine and emergency medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, pap test, and anemia. Dr. Sison's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. She studied medicine at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sison accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
800 Peakwood Drive; Suite 5g
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Damian Chaupin, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include prostate problems, warts, and cancer surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Chaupin a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended National University of San Marcos for medical school and subsequently trained at Sisters of Charity Hospital for residency. Dr. Chaupin speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Adolescent Issues, Breast Biopsy, Bursitis, Circumcision, Sclerotherapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Edward Irvine, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
21309 Foster Road; Suite 100
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Irvine is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Irvine include menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Irvine (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Family Planning, Hypertension, Sinus Problems, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ravi Krishna Chundru, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
845 Fm 1960 Road W; Suite 101
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ravi Chundru specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chundru include conjunctivitis (pink eye), diabetes, and blepharoplasty. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 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. Chundru accepts. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Dr. Chundru (or staff) speaks Telugu and Spanish. Dr. Chundru is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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All Interests: Conjunctivitis, Cataract Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Diabetes, LASIK, Eyelid Surgery, Comprehensive ... (Read more)

Dr. Hardeep Kaur Bal, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1140 Cypress Station Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hardeep Bal specializes in family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Bal average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and depression. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Bal is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, High Cholesterol, Osteoporosis, Preventive ... (Read more)

Robert James Moore III
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
21309 Foster Road; Suite 200
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Robert Moore is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon. For his residency, Dr. Moore trained at West Houston Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Moore honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Moore is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Incontinence, Family Planning, Sinus Problems, Fractures, Migraine, Diabetes, ... (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.