We found 17 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana near Spring, TX.

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

Dr. Helen Lee practices adult nephrology in Houston, TX, Humble, TX, and Tomball, TX. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Korean. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. She is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Lee honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Problems

Dr. Tulsidas S Kuruvanka, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
800 Peakwood; #7-b
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Tulsidas Kuruvanka is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Kuruvanka (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Tamil, and Hindi. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), electrophysiological (EP) study, and heart attack. Dr. Kuruvanka's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Kuruvanka's education and training includes medical school at Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Naila Ramiz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
800 Peakwood Drive; Suite 7-g
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Naila Ramiz specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Houston, TX. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and arthritis. Dr. Ramiz is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Ramiz speaks Bengali. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Ramiz has an open panel.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis

Dr. Ashiqueali I Poonawala, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
17506 Red Oak Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ashiqueali Poonawala's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Poonawala (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Poonawala include prostate problems, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Poonawala's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College and Dow Medical College. Dr. Poonawala completed his residency training at St. John's Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Poonawala welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Bone Spurs, Bursitis, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard James Foley, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
607 Timberdale Lane; #201
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Foley is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Foley's areas of expertise include diabetes, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. Dr. Foley is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Hemodialysis, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure

Dr. Gene David Forrester, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
607 Timberdale Lane; Suite #201
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gene Forrester is an adult nephrology specialist. He is especially interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and biopsy. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Forrester attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Dr. Forrester is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Hemodialysis, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Biopsy, Dialysis

Dr. Muhammad Hanif, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
17506 Red Oak Drive; #1
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Muhammad Hanif's areas of specialization are adult critical care, general internal medicine, and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Hanif is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup Star, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College. He trained at Elmhurst Hospital Center for his residency. Dr. Hanif (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Hanif's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Sardar Daud Khan, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
714 Fm 1960 Road W
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sardar Khan works as a gastroenterologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Khan obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and King Edward Medical University and performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. His areas of expertise include ulcers, anemia, and colon cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Khan welcomes new patients.

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

Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
800 Peakwood Drive; Suite 5g
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Damian Chaupin's areas of specialization are general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chaupin include prostate problems, warts, and cancer surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chaupin accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Sisters of Charity Hospital, Dr. Chaupin attended National University of San Marcos for medical school. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Chaupin's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Adolescent Issues, Breast Biopsy, Bursitis, Circumcision, Sclerotherapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Glenn Roderick Davis, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
1250 Cypress Station Drive; Suite B
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Glenn Davis' areas of specialization are general internal medicine and general pediatrics; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Davis include knee problems, depression, and sports health. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. Dr. Davis's professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Joel E Nachimson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
800 Peakwood Drive; Suite 7j
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joel Nachimson practices family medicine. Dr. Nachimson is conversant in Spanish. He has a special interest in diabetes. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Nachimson average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nachimson takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Dr. Mary Katherine Henson, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
635 Rayford Road; Suite C
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Mary Henson specializes in family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Henson average 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Henson include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Henson welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Thyroid Problems, Preventive Care, Smoking Cessation

Robert James Moore III
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
21309 Foster Road; Suite 200
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Robert Moore's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. His residency was performed at West Houston Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Moore is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Dr. Ravi K Chundru, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
845 Fm 1960 Road W; Suite 101
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ravi Chundru is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Chundru (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Chundru's clinical interests: conjunctivitis (pink eye), diabetes, and blepharoplasty. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chundru is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more.

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All Interests: Conjunctivitis, Cataract Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Diabetes, LASIK, Eyelid Surgery, Comprehensive ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
21309 Foster Road; Suite 100
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Alejandra Palmeros-Irvine is a family medicine practitioner. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. Her average patient rating is 4.0 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. Palmeros-Irvine accepts. Dr. Palmeros-Irvine studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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

Dr. Timothy E Irvine, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
21309 Foster Road; Suite 100
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Irvine practices family medicine. Dr. Irvine has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Irvine include menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Irvine (or staff) speaks Sign Language and Spanish.

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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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