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 works as an endocrinologist in Shenandoah, TX and Houston, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Ferrer attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Ferrer 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 practices endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. She is especially interested in diabetes and hypothyroidism. Dr. McCann-Crosby is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She 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 is an adult cardiology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Peabody average 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 is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Scott and White Healthcare. 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 works as a family practice physician in Spring, TX, Houston, TX, and Magnolia, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Sundarraj include tropical diseases, diabetes, and thyroid problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Sundarraj is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She graduated from Coimbatore Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Sundarraj is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Li's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Dr. Li is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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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 is a family practice physician in Tomball, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Heatly include diabetes, pap test, and minor surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Heatly 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. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Heatly honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She 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. Suzanne Marie Stovall, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
6318 Fm 1488; Suite 100
Magnolia, TX
 

Dr. Suzanne Stovall specializes in family medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stovall's areas of expertise include warts, menopause, and thyroid problems. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stovall accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Stovall's office for an appointment. She studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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All Interests: Warts, Depression, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Hormone Replacement Therapy, High ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Altaf Karim sees patients in The Woodlands, TX. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Karim is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Karim attended Dow Medical College for medical school.

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

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

Dr. Robert Mock sees patients in Shenandoah, TX and The Woodlands, TX. His medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Mock's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine.

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

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

Dr. Shilpa Vaidya is an internist. Dr. Vaidya's areas of expertise include diabetes, obesity, and menopause. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vaidya honors. She is a graduate of Kasturba Medical College. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Vaidya's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Obesity, High Cholesterol, Menopause, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ikedinobi Eni works as a general internist. Dr. Eni is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is a graduate of the University of Ibadan College of Medicine.

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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' specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Paschalis include diabetes, menopause, and heart problems. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. He studied medicine 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's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Elahee is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for her residency. Dr. Elahee is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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

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. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Henson include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Henson 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. Henson accepts. She has an open panel. Dr. Henson studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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

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. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fershtman 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 graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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

Dr. Lori Hillman works as a foot doctor in The Woodlands, TX. She trained at West Houston Medical Center for her residency. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hillman is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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

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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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