We found 53 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Choice near Missouri City, TX.

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Dr. Philip R Orlander, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
8810 Highway 6; Suite 100
Missouri City, 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. Jose Fernando Zavaleta, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
7737 Southwest Freeway; Suite 415
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jose Zavaleta's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zavaleta takes. Dr. Zavaleta's education and training includes medical school at the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis, Thyroid Problems, Mammogram, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Edward Wing-Kwong Chan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4675 Highway 6 South; Suite B
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Edward Chan practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), comprehensive ophthalmology, and external eye diseases. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Dr. Chan is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Chan completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Dr. Salman Siraj Aly, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Geriatrics
1201 Creekway Drive; Suite B
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Salman Aly works as a general internist and geriatrician in Sugar Land, TX, Houston, TX, and Wharton, TX. His clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and geriatric health. Dr. Aly honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Central America Health Sciences University, Belize Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Aly (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Dr. Aly is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, Asthma, Wounds, Hypotension, Geriatric ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth R Waldman, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology, Counseling
8303 S, .w. Freeway; Suite 330, Office 1
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kenneth Waldman works as a family therapist, psychologist, and counselor. Dr. Waldman's clinical interests include crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Waldman honors. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7010 Highway 6
Missouri City, TX
 

Dr. Nadya Alibhai practices general internal medicine in Missouri City, TX. Dr. Alibhai (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Spanish. In her practice, Dr. Alibhai focuses on diabetes, cancer screening, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Alibhai is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Cancer Screening, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes

Dr. Elzbieta Janina Baranowska Daca, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
7777 Southwest Freeway; Suite 1052
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Elzbieta Baranowska-Daca is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Baranowska-Daca speaks Polish. Clinical interests for Dr. Baranowska-Daca include kidney stones, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Baranowska-Daca graduated from Medical University of Lublin. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Neuropathy, Diabetes, Lupus, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Podiatry
15200 Southwest Frwy.; Suite 375
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. George Bakatsas specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and practices in Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, arthroscopic surgery, and osteomyelitis. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. For his residency, Dr. Bakatsas trained at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Bakatsas is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Morton's Neuroma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Kai-Jia Lam, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
7789 Southwest Freeway; Suite 530
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Lam is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Lam is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago.

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All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Infections, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Elizabeth Torres Torres, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
15200 Southwest Freeway; Suite 301
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Elizabeth Via's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Via is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at New Hanover Regional Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Via has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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All Interests: Menopause, Nutrition Issues, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Mammogram, Weight Management, Diabetes

Dr. Frederick Anthony Brown, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
4855 Riverstone Boulevard; #103
Missouri City, TX
 

Dr. Frederick Brown's medical specialty is family medicine and sports medicine. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Brown's areas of expertise include the following: warts, depression, and adolescent issues. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Brown is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Dr. Caroline Bolz Carter, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
15200 Southwest Freeway; Suite 175
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Caroline Carter works as a family practitioner in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Carter's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and pap test. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and a graduate of Memorial Hermann's residency program. Dr. Carter's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Glover O.L. Johnson Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
138 Eldridge Road; Suite E
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Glover Johnson is an adult cardiology specialist. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. He studied medicine at Meharry Medical College. Dr. Johnson's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johnson takes.

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Dr. Gary J Sheppard, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7777 Southwest Freeway; Suite 620
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gary Sheppard sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Sheppard trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Sheppard honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

Dr. Saira Sadrudin Hirani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1235 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 205
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Saira Hirani is a Sugar Land, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Hirani's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. She studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College.

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Dr. Bhagwat P Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1250 Creek Way Drive; Suite 100
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Bhagwat Patel practices general internal medicine. Dr. Patel has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, thyroid problems, and depression. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Patel has an open panel. He attended Ross University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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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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