We found 15 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Nassau Bay, TX.

Showing 1-15 of 15
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
Katherine Hwu MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
average rating 3.5 stars (3 ratings)
940 Clear Lake City Boulevard; Suite 200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Katherine Hwu works as a pediatric endocrinologist. She is especially interested in diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hwu accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Hwu trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for her residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital - Specialty Care/Health Center and Texas Children's Hospital - Wallace Tower.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Growth Problems, Diabetes

Manisha Chandalia MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
average rating 3.68 stars (4 ratings)
450 Blossom Street; Suite B
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Manisha Chandalia is an adult endocrinologist in Webster, TX and Baytown, TX. On average, patients gave Dr. Chandalia a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: erectile dysfunction (impotence), thyroid problems, and kidney stones. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Chandalia 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 accepting new patients. She studied medicine at Topiwala National Medical College.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, High ... (Read more)

Mrs. Sonya Khan MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, General Internal Medicine
average rating 4.89 stars (598 ratings)
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Sonya Khan is an endocrinologist and internist. Her clinical interests include thyroid problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and paget's disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Khan average 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khan attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Erectile Dysfunction, Diabetes, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Thyroid Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Timothy Dennis II M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
average rating 4.77 stars (11 ratings)
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Steven Dennis' medical specialty is family medicine and sports medicine. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Dennis trained at Memorial Hermann. Dr. Dennis's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Dennis is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received distinctions including Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Dennis welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Sports Health, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Obesity, High Cholesterol, Nutrition Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles A. Garcia MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
average rating 4.36 stars (9 ratings)
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Charles Garcia is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in diabetes, macular problems, and minor surgery. Dr. Garcia is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Garcia accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Eye Exam, Minor Surgery, Laser Treatment, Diabetes, Macular Problems, Retina Problems

Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 3.09 stars (21 ratings)
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Alvaro Zamora works as a family medicine practitioner. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zamora include diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and pap test. Dr. Zamora is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Before completing his residency at JPS Health Network, Dr. Zamora attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zamora's practice is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Spirometry, Sinusitis, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Pap Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Smriti Dubey Choudhary MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 2.75 stars (4 ratings)
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Smriti Choudhary specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Webster, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Choudhary include diabetes, obesity, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Choudhary 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. Dr. Choudhary is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Mumbai. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Cancer, Stroke, Blood Disorders, ... (Read more)

Zenithe Chevon Ware MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
average rating 4.88 stars (180 ratings)
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Zenithe Pierre is an internist and general pediatrician in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pierre include diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and primary care. Patients gave her an average 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. Pierre honors. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Pierre attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Pierre is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Primary Care, Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Pap Test, Preventive Care, Sexually ... (Read more)

Dr. Niloufar Ghadiri M.D.
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 4.84 stars (397 ratings)
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Niloufar Ghadiri is an internist. After attending Isfahan Medical School, Dr. Ghadiri completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ghadiri include diabetes, obesity, and hypotension (low blood pressure). Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ghadiri is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Persian. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Obesity, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Hypotension, Preventive ... (Read more)

Dr. Hong My Thi Le MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Hong Le works as a general internist. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Methodist Health System. These areas are among her clinical interests: tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), depression, and anemia. Dr. Le is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Respiratory Infection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marta Maria Molina MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Marta Molina practices family medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, adolescent issues, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Molina honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She welcomes new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Hypertension, Acid Reflux, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Polycystic ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine, General Pediatrics
average rating 2.62 stars (2 ratings)
2045 Space Park Drive; Suite 170
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bay Nguyen specializes in general practice, family medicine, and general pediatrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and ulcers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Nguyen's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at Tulsa Regional Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen accepts. He welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Sinusitis, Ulcers, Anemia, Hay Fever, High Cholesterol, Asthma

Mark Hooker M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 4.47 stars (69 ratings)
17030 Highway 3
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Mark Hooker's specialty is family medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Hooker is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hooker accepts. Dr. Hooker's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at Memorial Hermann.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Nutrition Issues, Allergies, Hypertension, Weight ... (Read more)

Sasikala Chittimireddy MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 4.67 stars (238 ratings)
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Sasikala Chittimireddy's specialty is general internal medicine. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, pap test, and depression. Dr. Chittimireddy is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad. For her residency, Dr. Chittimireddy trained at a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. Dr. Chittimireddy is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Chittimireddy welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Depression, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Arthritis, High Cholesterol, Headache, Pap Test, Preventive ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Mahendra Agraharkar is an adult nephrology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and kidney stones. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Agraharkar is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Agraharkar welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at Osmania Medical College.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Diabetes, Kidney Problems, Hypotension, Dialysis

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Reviews

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.