We found 16 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept United Healthcare near The Woodlands, TX.

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 medical specialty is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and hypothyroidism. Dr. McCann-Crosby is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. McCann-Crosby attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Hypothyroidism

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

Dr. Dennis Ferrer's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Spring Medical and Diagnostic Center and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - The Woodlands. Dr. Ferrer accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Ferrer attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Osteoporosis

Dr. Brenda Kay Peabody, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
17350 St Lukes Way; Suite 400
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Brenda Peabody is a specialist in adult cardiology. She works in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Peabody is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Peabody accepts. Dr. Peabody studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Scott and White Healthcare. Dr. Peabody is 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. 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. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Henson honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Henson is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Kwok Li is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Li include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Li is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Dr. Kristy D 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. Dr. Heatly's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Her clinical interests include diabetes, pap test, and minor surgery. She 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. Heatly takes. Dr. Heatly's practice is open to new patients. She graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at Scott and White Healthcare for her residency.

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

Dr. Robert Mock is a family medicine practitioner in Shenandoah, TX. Dr. Mock's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. 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 attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Lori Hillman is a podiatrist. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Hillman is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Her residency was performed at West Houston Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Adrienne Blessing sees patients in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Blessing is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Blessing's areas of expertise include diabetes, back pain, and pap test. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Blessing welcomes new patients. She attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete her residency at Memorial Hermann.

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

Dr. Robert Neville's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Altaf Karim is an internist in The Woodlands, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Karim attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare.

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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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Eni is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Ibadan College of Medicine.

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Dr. Thimos G Paschalis, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
17450 St Lukes Way; Suite 290
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Thimos Paschalis is a general internist in The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Paschalis graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Clinical interests for Dr. Paschalis include diabetes, menopause, and heart problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. 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 L Elahee, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3115 College Park Drive; Suite 104
Conroe, TX
 

Dr. Trecia Elahee's area of specialization is general pediatrics. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Elahee completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elahee takes.

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

Dr. Shilpa Vaidya, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6704 Sterling Ridge Drive; Suite A
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Shilpa Vaidya sees patients in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and menopause. Dr. Vaidya is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Vaidya's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Murray Fershtman's specialty is general pediatrics. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Fershtman a rating of 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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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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