Dr. Erica Hightower, MD

Dr. Erica Hightower, MD

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Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism  ·  
Female  ·  
42 y/o
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Dr. Erica Hightower, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist in Cypress, TX and has been practicing for 9 years. She specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism.Read her story

Diabetes Texas

21212 Northwest Fwy Ste 405

Cypress, TX 77429
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Hightower's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Hypoglycemia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hightower treats Hypoglycemia more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Hightower treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hightower treats Diabetes With Renal Manifestations more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Hightower treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Abnormal Thyroid
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hightower treats Abnormal Thyroid more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Hightower treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Hightower's conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Goiter
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Obesity
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

About Me

Biography

Erica Hightower, MD is a board-certified endocrinologist who treats patients at DiabetesTexas, PA in Cypress, Texas. She offers treatment for a variety of different issues related to the endocrine system, including: Diabetes Metabolism issues Hormona...

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

2010
University of Texas, Houston
Fellowship Hospital
2007
University of Texas, Houston
Residency Hospital
2005
University of Texas, Houston
Internship Hospital
2004
U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston
Medical School
2010
2007
2005
2004

Awards

Dr. Hightower's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hightower

4.3

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She's the best! I mean that literally. I've been a type 1 diabetic for 34 years now and have found no better endocrinologist. She is very knowledgeable, stays up to date on the latest treatments, is friendly, caring, timely, and always helpful with her treatment suggestions.
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She has helped to turn my life around! Gotten me off medications and helped me to lose a substantial amount of weight by getting me on correct medications and off others. She really takes time to listen to what you’re going through. The staff is amazing too. I love that I can do all my blood work in the same place.
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I can't say I had any real helpful advice or instruction. Mainly just told that my numbers were good, I didn't need to test as often, and to come back in six months. Nearly all elements of their operation fail to provide. I spent much more of my time waiting for staff to complete tasks (sometimes never done) than I spent talking with her or her dietician. I had an appointment to see Dr. Hightower. They couldn't requisition the blood work at all due to their lackadaisical manner. Because I didn't know when I would be able to be in Houston again, I had to cancel my appointment. They had insisted I bring in previous records initially, and it took them an hour to copy them into their system. So I thought I'd go ahead and see her even though I no longer live around Houston. What a time waster from every aspect of their (non) operation. They really know how to push your buttons with seemingly passive aggressive means. It makes you wonder what's wrong with them! And that corny theme... Please
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Office staff is very unprofessional scheduling lunch in front of a patient I missed an appt in nov 2017, tried in dec, jan, feb to get another appt and got march 6 2018. They refused to refill my meds as office policy i must be seen within 3 mos. I was irate, so admin Jeannette sd they had a cancellation and could see me that Thurs but because i was soo mad 2 hours later i get a call cancelling my appt and referring me to another dr to start all over!!! A vet is better than her.....
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After several years seeing other doctors, I met with Dr. Hightower. It was the most informative session about my diabetes that I have experienced since my initial diagnosis back in 2006 by another doctor. She suggested a new and very different approach to my diabetes and it seems to be working. She is extremely pleasant to talk with. And her support staff is very good. The Diabetes Counselor, Brooke, was also a tremendous source of information.
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At last someone who would listen to me and answered my questions as well as providing solutions to my problems. The plan of care was communicated effectively and everything is working and I am feeling human again.
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Dr. Hightower listens to her patients and always goes the extra mile to ensure all questions are answered. She is friendly, trustworthy and provides excellent care. You won't find better!
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She is very easy to talk with about diabetes and great at reviewing your options. She is concerned with establishing a workable solution to improving your health. You are given a full range of information and options. Wait times are very reasonable.
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Shortly after going to Dr. Hightower my diabetes and other metabolic problems were under control. My cholesterol, thyroid and diabetes were under control for the first time in years. I would recommend anyone who is having diabetic related problems to setup an appointment and examination.
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