We found 21 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana 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 is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology and adult nephrology. He graduated from the University of Cartagena Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael. His clinical interests encompass diabetes. Dr. Acosta accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Acosta is professionally affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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

Dr. Helen Lee is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee takes. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Korean. Her 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. Ashiqueali I Poonawala, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
17506 Red Oak Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ashiqueali Poonawala is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His clinical interests include prostate problems, thyroid problems, and depression. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Poonawala takes 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 his office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at Aga Khan University Medical College and Dow Medical College and performed his residency at St. John's Hospital. Dr. Poonawala (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Bone Spurs, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Chronic ... (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 is an adult critical care specialist, general internist, and pulmonologist in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hanif include prostate problems, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Hanif accepts Amerigroup Star, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more. He graduated from Dow Medical College. He completed his residency training at Elmhurst Hospital Center. Dr. Hanif (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Hanif's 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. Sardar A Daud Daud Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
714 Fm 1960 Road W
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sardar Khan specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khan include ulcers, anemia, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and King Edward Medical University. For his professional training, Dr. Khan completed residency programs at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Joel Nachimson's medical specialty is family medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Nachimson's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Nachimson is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Tulsidas Siddamallaiah Kuruvanka, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
800 Peakwood; #7-b
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Tulsidas Kuruvanka is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kuruvanka include diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and heart failure. Dr. Kuruvanka is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is open to new patients. Dr. Kuruvanka's education and training includes medical school at Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. In addition to English, Dr. Kuruvanka (or staff) speaks Spanish, Tamil, and Hindi.

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All Interests: Cardiac Devices, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gene David Forrester, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
607 Timberdale Lane; #201
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gene Forrester is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Forrester's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and biopsy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Forrester'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, Hemodialysis, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Biopsy, Dialysis

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

Dr. Naila Ramiz works as a general internist. After attending Dhaka Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Ramiz's clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and arthritis. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She 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. In addition to English, Dr. Ramiz speaks Bengali. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis

Dr. Glenn Roderick Davis, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
1250 Cypress Station Drive; Suite B
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Glenn Davis' areas of specialization are general internal medicine and general pediatrics; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. Dr. Davis's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, depression, and general care. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Davis attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Richard Foley specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Houston, TX, Humble, TX, and Tomball, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Foley's hospital/clinic affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Brenda Kay Peabody, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
411 Lantern Bend; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brenda Peabody's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Scott and White Healthcare, Dr. Peabody attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Nuclear Scan, Preventive Care, Counseling Services

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

Dr. Blandina Sison specializes in family medicine. She attended medical school at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. Dr. Sison's clinical interests include diabetes, pap test, and anemia. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sison 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. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
21309 Foster Road; Suite 100
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Alejandra Palmeros-Irvine practices family medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her clinical interests include menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Palmeros-Irvine is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Palmeros-Irvine graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She 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.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Family Planning, Sinus Problems, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, Women's ... (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 works in Houston, TX. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: prostate problems, warts, and cancer surgery. Dr. Chaupin is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chaupin honors. He welcomes new patients. After attending National University of San Marcos for medical school, he completed his residency training at Sisters of Charity Hospital. He speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Ravi Chundru is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Chundru is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include conjunctivitis (pink eye), diabetes, and blepharoplasty. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Chundru trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Chundru (or staff) speaks Telugu and Spanish. He 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)

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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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