We found 12 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Aetna PPO near Spring, TX.

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

Dr. Helen Lee is an adult nephrologist in Houston, TX, Humble, TX, and Tomball, TX. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Korean. Dr. Lee's hospital/clinic affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Problems

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

Dr. Sardar Khan works as a gastroenterologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Khan average 2.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include ulcers, anemia, and colon cancer. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and King Edward Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Khan is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Muhammad Hanif's areas of specialization are adult critical care, general internal medicine, and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Hanif include prostate problems, thyroid problems, and depression. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup Star, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA. Before completing his residency at Elmhurst Hospital Center, Dr. Hanif attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Dr. Hanif (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Sports Health, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Bursitis, Eating ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard James Foley, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
607 Timberdale Lane; #201
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Foley specializes in adult nephrology. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Foley attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His clinical interests include diabetes, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Foley's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Foley is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Hemodialysis, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure

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

Dr. Naila Ramiz is a general internist in Houston, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Ramiz average 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and arthritis. Dr. Ramiz is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is accepting new patients. After attending Dhaka Medical College for medical school, Dr. Ramiz completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Ramiz speaks Bengali.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis

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

Dr. Ashiqueali Poonawala's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College and Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at St. John's Hospital. Dr. Poonawala's areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, thyroid problems, and depression. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Poonawala (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Poonawala is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Damian Chaupin is a specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He graduated from National University of San Marcos and then he performed his residency at Sisters of Charity Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Chaupin include prostate problems, warts, and cancer surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chaupin is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Joel Nachimson is a family practice physician in Houston, TX and Magnolia, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Nachimson is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Nachimson include diabetes. 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. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Nachimson is professionally affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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All Interests: Diabetes

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

Dr. Robert Moore's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Moore is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Moore's areas of expertise include menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. His training includes a residency program at West Houston Medical Center. Dr. Moore is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Mary Katherine Henson, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
635 Rayford Road; Suite C
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Mary Henson works as a family medicine physician in Conroe, TX, Houston, TX, and Spring, TX. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Henson include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Henson is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Henson accepts. She has an open panel. Dr. Henson studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Thyroid Problems, Preventive Care, Smoking Cessation

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

Dr. Ravi Chundru's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Chundru (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chundru include conjunctivitis (pink eye), diabetes, and blepharoplasty. He is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chundru takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Timothy Irvine specializes in family medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Irvine is professionally affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. 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 foreign languages: Sign Language and Spanish.

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