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Shalin Parikh, M.D.

Family Medicine & Primary Care Physician located in Irving, TX

Diabetes / Cholesterol Specialist

Millions of men, women, and children suffer from diabetes, a chronic disease that requires ongoing management to avoid serious complications. Dr. Shalin Parikh is a top-rated provider of diabetes care in Irving, TX, offering state-of-the-art treatment for patients of all ages at Health One Family Medicine.

Diabetes / Cholesterol Q & A

by Shalin Parikh, M.D.

What causes diabetes?

Diabetes can be divided into two main types:

  • Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that develops when the immune system malfunctions and attacks healthy cells that produce insulin, a hormone that helps regulate blood sugar or glucose.

  • Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disease that interferes with the body's ability to use and process insulin, allowing glucose levels to increase.

Type 1 diabetes typically begins in childhood, while type 2 diabetes is more common among adults who are overweight and obese. Rising rates of childhood obesity have resulted in an increase in type 2 diabetes among children as well. Without ongoing management, diabetes can result in blindness, limb amputation, kidney damage and kidney failure and other serious issues.

What is gestational diabetes?

Gestational diabetes is diabetes that develops during pregnancy. Women with gestational diabetes need to have special medical care during pregnancy to reduce the risk of complications.

What are the symptoms of diabetes?

The symptoms of diabetes can vary to some degree depending on whether type 1 or type 2 diabetes is present. In general, symptoms can include:

  • increased thirst

  • increased need to urinate

  • nerve damage and symptoms like tingling, shooting pain, or numbness, usually in the feet

  • vision problems

  • kidney damage

  • fatigue

  • sores that take a long time to heal

  • yeast infections

  • itchy skin

How is diabetes diagnosed?

Diabetes can be diagnosed with a simple blood test. Regular screening for diabetes is recommended for people with high blood pressure and other risk factors including a family history of the disease. Blood tests performed for routine annual physicals typically include a simple glucose test as well.

How is diabetes treated?

Diabetes requires ongoing management to keep blood sugar levels within normal ranges. Treatment typically includes lifestyle changes like losing excess weight, being more physically active, and adhering to a special diet to reduce the amount of sugars that are consumed. Most patients with diabetes will need to take insulin tablets or injections on a daily basis to keep glucose levels under control, and regular testing of glucose throughout the day will also be required.

Insurance

At Health One Family Medicine, we value the health of every family member and want to make sure that our services are affordable for every patient. For that reason, we accept a wide variety of insurances. If you have any questions about the type of insurances we accept, please call our office. Starting June 1, 2018, there will be a $25 charge for any missed appointments that are not cancelled 24 hours in advance. **Please Note: We are not accepting Molina, TRICARE, or Ambetter Insurance.

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Humana
Medicare
Multiplan, Inc.
United Healthcare
Testimonials

Words from our patients

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    "Very sweet and friendly staff. Doctor was on time and explained everything. So happy to be connected with them!"

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    "In general, I had a great experience with Dr. Parikh. He was friendly, spends actual time with you, and is extremely polite and understanding."

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    "They were able to add on my kids to their busy schedule and he saw them right away. I would strongly recommend Dr. Parikh as a primary care provider to anyone."

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    "The staff here is amazing, easy to schedule appointment and most amazing thing, they are open on Saturday too!"

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    "Easy appointment, very little wait time, Dr & his staff is super helpful & friendly. Dr Parikh personally follow up with the patient to make sure they are doing good."

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    "My son had a high fever and cough. Dr. Parikh cared for my sick son very well and is good with kids."

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    "Dr. Parikh got me in the same day & it was a fast, easy appointment. He was very honest and let me know what I needed to be doing in order to feel better. Great office."

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    "I strongly recommend health one family medicine and Dr. Parikh if anyone is looking for family physician for individual or all family members."

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    "Called this office and was given an appointment that same day. Went in and was seen by Dr Parikh in a timely manner and the staff were great as well. "

    Ivette M.
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    "I would highly recommend Dr. Parikh and his excellent associates for treating me not just efficiently, but also in a very holistic manner."

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  • Google

    "Dr Parikh genuinely cares for his patients, thorough, honest and makes you feel like a family. Partner for your well being, and seeks your feedback."

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    "The staff, nurses & the doctor are all so friendly and really cared for us while we were there. So glad to get established with them! Oh, & they have Saturday hours..!"

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    "They fit me into a 9am appt and I was done by 9:25 am. Very impressed! Dr was very nice and so was the staff. Thank you!"

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    "It was very easy to make an appointment online. The staff was very friendly & my wait was not too long. Dr Parikh was very helpful & caring."

    Danny P.
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    "Dr. Parikh is very knowledgeable, respectful, approachable, and efficient. He has perfect bedside manner and seeks to go the extra step for follow ups..."

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  • ZocDoc

    "I was 10 minutes early to fill up new patient forms and he saw me right on time. He answered all my questions."

    Bernard C.
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    "Doctor is very patient and good listener. Very happy to make him our primary care physician."

    Vamshi Y.
Location
Health One Family Medicine
3601 Regent Boulevard, #165
Irving, TX 75063
Phone: 469-213-3422
Fax: (469) 262 5763
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469-213-3422