Our Pearland health center is located off Beltway 8 and Hwy 288 with easy access for patients located in the southern part of the Houston metro area. Located on the second floor of the Pearland Medical Building, our office is open Monday - Friday from 8am – 5pm.
Lead Medical Assistant
Jannette was born in New York and raised in Houston, TX. She graduated from Hightower High School and obtained her Medical Assistant Certificate from National Institute of Technology. She chose to specialize in diabetes care because she loves the daily interaction with patients and helping them become more knowledgeable of their diabetes.
Jannette is happy to be a part of DA, because “No other health centers care for their patients the way DiabetesAmerica does!" She enjoys spending time with her patients, listening to them and learning from their experiences. She is married and has 2 beautiful kids. In her leisure time, she loves to spend time with her family and friends. Most weekends her family always has something planned to do even if it is just to go out to the park, going out to eat or watching movies together.
Cheryl received her undergraduate degree from Miami University and completed her post baccalaureate Nutrition degree and internship at the University of Houston. She’s been a Registered Dietitian for eight years and has recently become a Certified Diabetes Educator. Before joining the team at DiabetesAmerica, Cheryl worked at the Mainland Medical Center and Sandcastle Dialysis Center, both in Texas City.
Cheryl is very excited about joining DiabetesAmerica. Her daughter has had type 1 diabetes for 17 years and was her inspiration for returning to school to become a Dietitian and CDE. She looks forward to working with the DiabetesAmerica team to promote wellness and personalized diabetes healthcare to our patients.
Cheryl and her husband have two daughters—both are part of the health care system; one is an ICU nurse and the other has plans to become a physical therapist. The family is very active with their church in Alvin. Cheryl enjoys scrapbooking, reading, taking kickboxing classes, camping in their RV and waterskiing.
Timothy Daniel, MD, PhD
Dr. Timothy Daniel is Board Certified Internal Medicine with more than 12 years experience in diabetes. Prior to DiabetesAmerica he was Staff Physician at the Michael DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, Texas and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Daniel is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He received his M.D. at Harvard Medical School and received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Texas, Austin.
He has more than ten publications, four patents, several published reports and presentations, and medical awards. His interests are diabetes management, prevention, and diabetes in the aging population.
Sarah was born and raised in the Houston area and is proud to be a Texan! She has always known she would work in healthcare since she was a little girl. Watching the nurses take care of her own endocrine disorder inspired her.
Prior to working at DiabetesAmerica, Sarah worked at UTMB Hospital Clinics in OB/GYN and pediatrics. She also worked at Baylor College of Medicine for a neuromuscular specialist who specialized in the treatment of diabetic neuropathy. This is what influenced her to learn more about diabetes, including the importance of good control and patient education.
Sarah lives in Pearland with her husband, three kids and two dogs. Together, they enjoy watching the Texans play football, going swimming, fishing and camping as a family.
Cindy is a first-generation Chinese-American Houstonian. She graduated from Texas Woman’s University with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing and Minor in Biology. Cindy worked at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic for over 7 years and instructed the ADA-recognized Diabetes Classes in Pearland, Texas.
Cindy’s first experience with diabetes was when she was studying Pre-Law in 1990. Her father became very ill with complications from diabetes. After spending much time in the hospital with him, and witnessing the awesome care he received from the nurses, Cindy immediately changed her career path to nursing. She recognized the lack of diabetes education her father received and knew that if given the opportunity, she could help others learn to live with diabetes. “You can have diabetes and still eat some of your favorite foods. You don’t have to give up everything.” Cindy is excited about being a diabetes educator with DiabetesAmerica and wants to empower patients to take charge of their diabetes. DiabetesAmerica gives our patients the tools for living with diabetes.
Cindy loves spending time with her husband, Derek, and their 2 adorable little girls, Allison, 3 and Alyssa 2. Her hobbies are jogging, reading a good book and scrap-booking.
Christine has more than 15 years experience in diabetes education and nutrition management. Prior to joining DiabetesAmerica, Christine was the Clinical Nutrition Manager at Sodexho Healthcare Services, stationed at Bayshore Medical Center where she managed the clinical nutrition program for over 350 bed hospital inpatients and the outpatient nutritional counseling program.
Christine has been instrumental in developing collaborative nutritional screening programs with nursing and medicine. Christine obtained her B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is native from upstate New Jersey. Christine has two children.
Helen was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Her family moved to Houston when she was 2 years old. They moved to Pearland when she was 12 years old and have been living in the Pearland area for over 20 years. She graduated as a medical assistant at The Bradford School of Business in 1998.
Prior to working at DiabetesAmerica, Helen worked at Baylor Methodist Primary Care Associates, The Houston Family Practice and the Clearlake Family Physicians.
She chose to specialize in diabetes care, because her mother has been a diabetic for more than 10 years and she wanted to better understand how to improve her mother’s diabetes management. Helen is excited to be part of Diabetes America-Pearland because she grew up in the area and she knows some of the patients. She believes that patients feel more comfortable when they have a familiar face they can relate to!
Claudia Makhoul, MD
Dr. Makhoul received her medical degree from Saint-Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon. She then completed her residency training in internal medicine and a fellowship in Geriatrics at the Staten Island University Hospital in New York. Prior to joining DiabetesAmerica Team, she worked at an endocrine private practice in Louisiana where she mostly focused on treating patients with diabetes.
Dr. Makhoul believes that good education, prevention, and early intervention are key in the management of the diabetes.
She currently lives in the Houston area where she enjoys the busy city lifestyle along with her husband and three children.