We found 18 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept United Healthcare near The Woodlands, TX.

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

Dr. Dennis Ferrer specializes in adult endocrinology. 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. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ferrer takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is professionally affiliated with 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 is an endocrinologist in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. McCann-Crosby include diabetes and hypothyroidism. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. McCann-Crosby attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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 practices adult cardiology in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Peabody's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Peabody completed a residency program at Scott and White Healthcare. Her professional affiliations include 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's specialty is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: tropical diseases, diabetes, and thyroid problems. Dr. Sundarraj has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sundarraj takes. She studied medicine at Coimbatore Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Sundarraj trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Sundarraj is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Kwok Li works as an ophthalmologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patients gave Dr. Li an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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

Dr. Kristy Heatly works as a family medicine practitioner in Tomball, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Heatly's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, pap test, and minor surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Heatly is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Scott and White Healthcare.

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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 specializes in family medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mock honors. Dr. Mock graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Mock is professionally 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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Karim is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Dr. Suzanne Marie Stovall, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
6318 Fm 1488; Suite 100
Magnolia, TX
 

Dr. Suzanne Stovall sees patients in Conroe, TX, Houston, TX, and Magnolia, TX. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Stovall average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Stovall's areas of expertise include warts, menopause, and thyroid problems. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stovall graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Shilpa Vaidya is an internist in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vaidya include diabetes, obesity, and menopause. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She attended medical school at Kasturba Medical College. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vaidya is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She is accepting new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Eni attended medical school at the University of Ibadan College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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

Dr. Thimos Paschalis' specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Paschalis include diabetes, menopause, and heart problems. Dr. Paschalis is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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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 practices general pediatrics in Spring, TX and Conroe, TX. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Elahee graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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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 medical specialty is general pediatrics. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Fershtman average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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

Dr. Mary Henson's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Henson attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Henson is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Adrienne Marie Blessing, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
6704 Sterling Ridge Drive; Suite A
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Adrienne Blessing practices family medicine in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Blessing include diabetes, back pain, and pap test. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Before completing her residency at Memorial Hermann, Dr. Blessing attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Blessing honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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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.