We found 16 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Silver Choice HSA 3000 - 4 near The Woodlands, TX.

Dr. Dennis Roy Mendoza Mendoza Ferrer, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
106 Vision Park Boulevard
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Dennis Ferrer is an endocrinologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ferrer honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Ferrer's professional affiliations include Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Spring Medical and Diagnostic Center and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - The Woodlands.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Osteoporosis

Dr. Bonnie Marie McCann-Crosby, BS, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
17198 St. Luke's Way; Suite 300 - Med Arts Ctr. 1
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Bonnie McCann-Crosby's area of specialization is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. McCann-Crosby attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes and hypothyroidism. Dr. McCann-Crosby honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. McCann-Crosby is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Hypothyroidism

Dr. Brenda Kay Peabody, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
17350 St Lukes Way; Suite 400
The Woodlands, 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. Sabari Lakshmi Sundarraj, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
33300 Egypt Lane; Suite A400
Magnolia, TX
 

Dr. Sabari Sundarraj practices family medicine in Spring, TX, Houston, TX, and Magnolia, TX. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Sundarraj include tropical diseases, diabetes, and thyroid problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sundarraj honors. After completing medical school at Coimbatore Medical College, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Sundarraj is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, General Care, Premenstrual Dysphoric ... (Read more)

Dr. Kwok Li, MS, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
17350 St Lukes Way; Suite 330
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Kwok Li is an ophthalmologist in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Li include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Li is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and a graduate of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans' residency program. Patient ratings for Dr. Li average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive ... (Read more)

Dr. Kristy Deann Heatly, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
6704 Sterling Ridge Drive; Suite A
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Kristy Heatly sees patients in Tomball, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is family medicine. She attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Scott and White Healthcare. These areas are among Dr. Heatly's clinical interests: diabetes, pap test, and minor surgery. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Heatly is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Minor Surgery, Diabetes, Skin Biopsy, Arthritis, General Care, Pap Test, Preventive ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Duane Mock, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1120 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 380
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Robert Mock's medical specialty is family medicine. 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mock graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypertension, Holistic Medicine, Physical Exams, Diabetes

Dr. Altaf Karim, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9305 Pinecroft; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Altaf Karim is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Karim attended medical school at Dow Medical College. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. Dr. Karim is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Lung Problems, Diabetes, Stress Testing, Neurological ... (Read more)

Dr. Shilpa K Vaidya, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9201 Pinecroft Drive
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Shilpa Vaidya sees patients in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Vaidya is a graduate of Kasturba Medical College. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, obesity, and menopause. She is rated highly by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vaidya is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Ikedinobi Ugochukwu Eni, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9319 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 120
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Ikedinobi Eni practices general internal medicine. Dr. Eni is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Ibadan College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Ear Problems, Heart Problems, Nose Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thimos Georg Paschalis, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1120 Medical Plaza; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Thimos Paschalis specializes in general internal medicine and practices in The Woodlands, TX. His areas of expertise include diabetes, menopause, and heart problems. Dr. Paschalis is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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All Interests: Menopause, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes

Dr. Trecia Lee Elahee, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3115 College Park Drive; Suite 104
Conroe, TX
 

Dr. Trecia Elahee specializes in general pediatrics. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elahee accepts. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Elahee attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Allergies, Weight Management, Diabetes, Attention Deficit Disorder

Dr. Murray Bruce Fershtman, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3115 College Park Drive; Suite 104
Conroe, TX
 

Dr. Murray Fershtman's area of specialization is general pediatrics. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Fershtman is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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

Dr. Mary Henson's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Henson's clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Henson is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Henson takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She has an open panel.

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

Lori Jean Hillman
Specializes in Podiatry
26607 Oak Ridge Drive
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Lori Hillman specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hillman honors. Her residency was performed at West Houston Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Diabetes, Foot Problems

Robert E Neville
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1120 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 180
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Robert Neville works as a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in The Woodlands, TX and Conroe, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Ankle Surgery, Diabetes, Heel Pain, Ingrown Toenails, Reconstructive ... (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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