We found 29 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Aetna Silver $10 Copay Memorial Hermann near Houston, TX.

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Dr. Philip R Orlander, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6410 Fannin Street; 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Philip Orlander, who practices in Houston, TX and Missouri City, TX, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Orlander's areas of expertise include diabetes and thyroid problems. He 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 his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael, Dr. Orlander attended medical school at Université Libre de Bruxelles. Dr. Orlander has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Syed-Shah Rahman Rahman, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 1430
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Syed Rahman's medical specialty is adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Rahman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine, Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine, and Technical University of Santiago (UTESA), he performed his residency at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Diabetes, Internal Medicine, Kidney Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elie N Saber, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 635
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Elie Saber, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Saber is a graduate of Saint Joseph University of Beirut and a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's residency program. His clinical interests include diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and kidney stones. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Saber (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and Houston Methodist. Dr. Saber has an open panel.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal ... (Read more)

Dr. Norman Lee Berkman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2015
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Norman Berkman's specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient ratings for Dr. Berkman average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Berkman's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Berkman is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Richard James Foley, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
600 East Houston/croley Center
Cleveland, TX
 

Dr. Richard Foley's specialty is adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Foley include diabetes, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Foley attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star.

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All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Hemodialysis, Complementary or Alternative Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Pedro Frommer, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. J. Frommer's area of specialization is adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Frommer obtained his medical school training at the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Dr. Frommer speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Angiogram, Diabetes, Lupus, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal ... (Read more)

Dr. Luis G Granier-Spikula, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2900 Richmond Avenue; Suite 200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Luis Granier-Spikula is a general internist. Clinical interests for Dr. Granier-Spikula include prostate problems, warts, and thyroid problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Granier-Spikula is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Bursitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mario Assouad, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mario Assouad is an adult nephrology specialist. Dr. Assouad (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Assouad's areas of expertise include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He studied medicine at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Assouad completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Assouad accepts. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Diabetes, Kidney Problems, Addison's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dora E Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1740 W 27th Street; Suite 180
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Dora Cantu is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Cantu has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is especially interested in comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Cantu's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Charles A Garcia, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1315 Saint Joseph Parkway; Suite 1205
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Garcia practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Garcia's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, macular problems, and minor surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Garcia's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Garcia is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Eye Exam, Minor Surgery, Laser Treatment, Diabetes, Macular Problems, LASIK, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stewart Lee Zuckerbrod, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stewart Zuckerbrod is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Zuckerbrod's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Hypertension, Diabetes, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Namrata S Sharma Goel, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Namrata Goel is an adult nephrology specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goel include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Goel's practice is open to new patients. She attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Diabetes, Kidney Problems, Endocrine Diseases, Dialysis

Dr. Palur V Balakrishnan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Palur Balakrishnan sees patients in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Pearland, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and stroke. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Balakrishnan obtained his medical school training at Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College and performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Melissa Montoya Celi, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1801 North Loop W, Suite 30; Medical Plaza 3
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Melissa Celi sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Celi is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. She obtained her medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital.

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All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Hypertension, Weight Management, Sports Physicals, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Heinrich Taegtmeyer, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6410 Fannin Street; 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Heinrich Taegtmeyer is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Taegtmeyer's education and training includes medical school at the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine and residency at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Taegtmeyer include diabetes, obesity, and heart failure. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), Texas Heart Institute (THI), and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Obesity, Heart Failure

Dr. Virgilio Carandang Carandang, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1631 North Loop West; Suite 430
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Virgilio Carandang is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Before performing his residency at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Carandang attended the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center for medical school. Patients rated Dr. Carandang highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. Dr. Carandang is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital.

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All Interests: Menopause, Hypertension, Diabetes, Premenstrual Syndrome, Counseling Services

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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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