We found 17 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Spring, TX.

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Shivani M Toma MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Average rating 4.88 stars out of 5 (564 ratings)
17183 I 45 S; Suite 570
Shenandoah, TX

Dr. Shivani Toma is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Toma's clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Toma takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She has an open panel. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Preventive Care, Thyroid Biopsy

Dr Jerry Keith Miles DPM
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
Average rating 3.41 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
17215 Red Oak Drive; Suite 102
Houston, TX

Dr. Jerry Miles practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. These areas are among Dr. Miles's clinical interests: diabetes, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. For his residency, Dr. Miles trained at Houston Podiatric Foundation. Dr. Miles (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and CHI St. Luke's Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Diabetes, Foot Problems, Birth Defects, Hammer Toe, ... (Read more)

Dr Helen H Lee MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
607 Timberdale Lane; #201
Houston, TX

Dr. Helen Lee's specialty is adult nephrology. In addition to English, Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Spanish and Korean. Dr. Lee is especially interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. She is professionally affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and CHI St. Luke's Health. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Lee attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee honors.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Complementary or Alternative Therapy, Kidney Problems

Dr Richard James Foley MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Average rating 4.32 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
607 Timberdale Lane; #201
Houston, TX

Dr. Richard Foley is an adult nephrology specialist. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Foley include diabetes, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Foley takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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

Dr Tulsidas S Kuruvanka MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
800 Peakwood; #7-b
Houston, TX

Dr. Tulsidas Kuruvanka is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Kuruvanka (or staff) speaks Spanish, Tamil, and Hindi. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), electrophysiological (EP) study, and heart attack. Dr. Kuruvanka is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. After attending Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Kuruvanka accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Cardiac Devices, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, He ... (Read more)

Sardar Daud Khan MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
Average rating 2.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
714 Fm 1960 Road W
Houston, TX

Dr. Sardar Khan's specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). Patient ratings for Dr. Khan average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khan include ulcers, anemia, and colon cancer. Dr. Khan takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine and King Edward Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Khan trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Colon Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr Naila Ramiz MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 3.58 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
1125 Cypress Station Drive; Suite F1
Houston, TX

Dr. Naila Ramiz is a general internist in Houston, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Ramiz speaks Bengali. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ramiz include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and arthritis. She is affiliated with CHI St. Luke's Health - The Vintage Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Ramiz's average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramiz accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ramiz's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis

Muhammad Hanif MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 1.62 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
17506 Red Oak Drive
Houston, TX

Dr. Muhammad Hanif works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Before performing his residency at Elmhurst Hospital Center, Dr. Hanif attended Dow Medical College for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Hanif include diabetes, lung biopsy, and sleep disorders. Amerigroup Star, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hanif accepts. Dr. Hanif (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and CHI St. Luke's Health - The Vintage Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Hypertension, Diabetes, Lung Cancer, Lung Surgery, Asthm ... (Read more)

Dr Gene David Forrester MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
607 Timberdale Lane; Suite #201
Houston, TX

Dr. Gene Forrester's specialty is adult nephrology. These areas are among Dr. Forrester's clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and biopsy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Forrester attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and CHI St. Luke's Health.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Hemodialysis, End-Stage Renal Disease, Complementary or ... (Read more)

Dr Joel E Nachimson MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
800 Peakwood Drive; Suite 7j
Houston, TX

Dr. Joel Nachimson practices family medicine. In his practice, Dr. Nachimson focuses on diabetes. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He 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. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Nachimson speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 3.55 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
411 Lantern Bend Drive; Suite 240
Houston, TX

Dr. Alejandra Palmeros-Irvine practices family medicine. Dr. Palmeros-Irvine's clinical interests include menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Palmeros-Irvine attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Palmeros-Irvine is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, CHI St. Luke's Health, and The Woodlands Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Incontinence, Family Planning, Sinus Problems, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, Women's Healt ... (Read more)

Dr Glenn R Davis MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
Average rating 3.33 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
1250 Cypress Station Drive; Suite B
Houston, TX

Dr. Glenn Davis' areas of specialization are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Davis's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, depression, and sports health. The average patient rating for Dr. Davis is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Davis's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Primary Care, Circumcision, Shoulder Problems, Hypertension, Knee Problem ... (Read more)

Timothy E Irvine MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 2.67 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
411 Lantern Bend Drive; Suite 240
Houston, TX

Dr. Timothy Irvine's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Irvine (or staff) speaks Sign Language and Spanish. His areas of expertise include menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Irvine's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, CHI St. Luke's Health, and The Woodlands Hospital. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Irvine takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Incontinence, Family Planning, Hypertension, Sinus Problems, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Simi Koshy MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
28517 Spring Trails Ridge; Suite 100
Spring, TX

Dr. Simi Koshy specializes in family medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and thyroid problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Koshy accepts. She attended medical school at Albany Medical College. Dr. Koshy is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and CHI St. Luke's Health. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Gynecologic Procedures, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Sinus ... (Read more)

Rohit Kashyap MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
411 Lantern Bend Drive; Suite 240
Houston, TX

Dr. Rohit Kashyap's area of specialization is family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and thyroid problems. Dr. Kashyap is affiliated with Houston Methodist, CHI St. Luke's Health, and The Woodlands Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Kashyap attended Ross University School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Sports Health, Hypertension, Diabetes, Sinusitis, High Cholesterol, Thyroid Problems, Smoking Cessat ... (Read more)

Dr Suzanne Marie Stovall DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 4.81 stars out of 5 (287 ratings)
17183 Interstate 45 South; Suite 550
The Woodlands, TX

Dr. Suzanne Stovall is a family medicine physician in Houston, TX, Conroe, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stovall include warts, menopause, and thyroid problems. Dr. Stovall has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors 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 North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, CHI St. Luke's Health, and The Woodlands Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Stovall's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

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