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

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

Dr. Dennis Ferrer's specialty is 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. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ferrer takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ferrer is 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. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and hypothyroidism. Dr. McCann-Crosby takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. 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
8845 Six Pines Drive
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Brenda Peabody is a specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Peabody's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Peabody graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Scott and White Healthcare.

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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 area of specialization is family medicine. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Sundarraj attended Coimbatore Medical College for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Sundarraj include tropical diseases, diabetes, and thyroid problems. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sundarraj honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is 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. Robert Duane Mock, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1120 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 380
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Robert Mock works as a family practice physician in Shenandoah, TX and The Woodlands, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mock is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mock studied medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine.

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

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Specializes in Family Medicine
6704 Sterling Ridge Drive; Suite A
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Kristy Heatly works as a family practice physician in Tomball, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX. Before performing her residency at Scott and White Healthcare, Dr. Heatly attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Heatly include diabetes, pap test, and minor surgery. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heatly accepts. Dr. Heatly is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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

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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Karim attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Dr. Karim is an in-network provider 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: Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Lung Problems, Diabetes, Stress Testing, Neurological ... (Read more)

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). These areas are among Dr. Li's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Li average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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

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

Dr. Shilpa Vaidya works as a general internist in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and menopause. Dr. Vaidya accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She studied medicine at Kasturba Medical College. Dr. Vaidya is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes 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 The Woodlands, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He graduated from the University of Ibadan College of Medicine. Dr. Eni is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star.

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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' area of specialization is general internal medicine. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Paschalis is especially interested in diabetes, menopause, and heart problems. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He is 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 is a pediatrician in Spring, TX and Conroe, TX. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed 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 accepts. Dr. Elahee is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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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 practitioner in Conroe, TX, Houston, TX, and Spring, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Henson include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Henson is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Henson accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna HSA, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, 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 honors 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 the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is 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 is a foot doctor in The Woodlands, TX. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Hillman trained at West Houston Medical Center for residency. She is 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's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He practices in The Woodlands, TX and Conroe, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Neville takes 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.