We found 15 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept United Healthcare Bronze EPO near Temple, TX.

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Dr. David Wenkert, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1605 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. David Wenkert practices adult endocrinology in Temple, TX. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Wenkert attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Wenkert takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the distinction of Phi Beta Kappa. He is conversant in French. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Dr. Stephen Winfield Ponder, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1901 Sw Hk Dodgen Loop
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Ponder's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Ponder is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ponder include: Texas Super Doctors; Third longest termed MD Certified Diabetes Instructor in the United States; and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2013-2015.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Adrenal Disorders

Dr. Matthew David Stephen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Stephen is a pediatric endocrinologist in Temple, TX, College Station, TX, and Round Rock, TX. Dr. Stephen is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Carey M. Pearcy Chief Resident in Pediatrics, Children's Hospital at Scott & White and Pediatric Research Scholar Award, University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Bone Diseases, Diabetes, Adrenal Disorders

Dr. Veronica K Piziak, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1605 South 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Veronica Piziak practices adult endocrinology in Temple, TX. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Piziak is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Piziak accepts. Dr. Piziak's education and training includes medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and residency at Akron General Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors; National Lipid Faculty for Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Merck & Co.; and Osteoporosis Education Award.

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All Interests: Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Sabita Challagulla, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1605 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Sabita Challagulla works as an adult endocrinologist. Dr. Challagulla (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She attended NTR University of Health Sciences and Siddhartha Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Dr. Challagulla honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Fine Needle Aspiration, Thyroid Cancer, Parathyroid Disease, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Polycystic ... (Read more)

Dr. William P Bryant, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. William Bryant's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and residency at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Bryant has received distinctions including Robert M. O'Neal Award; Nominee, Maxwell Johnson Memorial Award; and Magna Cum Laude. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Bone Diseases, Diabetes, Adrenal Disorders

Dr. Jacqueline Ann Lappin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Jacqueline Lappin, who practices in Temple, TX and Cedar Park, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Lappin (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Gaelic. Dr. Lappin is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She obtained her medical school training at the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine & Medical Science and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She is in-network for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lappin has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly.

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All Interests: Hepatobiliary Surgery, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes

Dr. Amy McLerran Chapman, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Amy Chapman's areas of specialization are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and obstetrics & gynecology; she sees patients in Temple, TX and Round Rock, TX. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chapman is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Chapman's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. She has received distinctions including Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Member; and American Medical Women's Association, Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Award and Achievement Citation.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, High Risk Pregnancy, Endometrial Ablation, Supracervical ... (Read more)

Dr. Juvenicio Velasquez Jr., MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1605 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Juvenicio Velasquez is a general internist. Dr. Velasquez speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. After completing medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Diabetes, High Cholesterol

Dr. Yoon Sin Kim, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Yoon Sin Kim's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Kim is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim accepts. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Monthly Super Doctors: Rising Star 2012, 2013, 2014; Texas Rising Stars; and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Kim is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Rafael Gonzalez-Ayala, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1605 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Rafael Gonzalez-Ayala specializes in general internal medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, heart problems, and preventive care. Dr. Gonzalez-Ayala accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His training includes a residency program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Primary Care Resident. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gonzalez-Ayala is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Preventive Care, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems, General Care

Dr. Ammar Abdullah Alqaid, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Ammar Alqaid is a hospital medicine (hospitalist) specialist. After attending the University of Basrah College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler. Dr. Alqaid is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Alqaid is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Electrocardiogram, Anemia, Stroke, Emphysema, Heart Failure, Hypertension, Pneumonia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sadia Rashid, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2401 S 31st St Temple Tx 76508
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Sadia Rashid's specialty is general internal medicine. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center, Dr. Rashid attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. In addition to English, Dr. Rashid (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Rashid is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol

Dr. Mithula Rao Gopalam, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2401 S 31st Street; Department of Medicine Chairman's Office
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Mithula Gopalam's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Gopalam attended medical school at Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences. She trained at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center for her residency. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Gopalam (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

Dr. Stephen C Walker, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1605 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Walker specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Temple, TX. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Walker attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at Scott and White Healthcare for residency. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

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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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