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We found 4 infectious disease providers who accept Coventry Bronze near State College, PA.

Dr. Michael Albert Foltzer, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
200 Scenery Park
State College, PA

Dr. Michael Foltzer is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Foltzer is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and residency at The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati and Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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Clinical interests: Antibiotics

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Specializes in Genetics, Adult Infectious Disease
200 Scenery Drive
State College, PA

Dr. Michael Murray practices genetics and adult infectious disease. He accepts Coventry, Aetna, and Tufts Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Murray attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Fellow of the American College of Physicians; Provider Award-Merrimack Valley HIV/Aids; and Consumer Board, .. He is affiliated with Geisinger. Dr. Murray welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1850 E Park Avenue; Suite 201
State College, PA

Dr. Jennifer Patterson's specialty is adult infectious disease. Dr. Patterson is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1850 E Park Avenue
State College, PA

Dr. Evan Bell is a specialist in adult infectious disease. He works in State College, PA. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bell honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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What is Infectious Disease?

Infectious disease is a specialty that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of infections, including bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic infections. Infectious disease specialists are trained in the studies of immunology, or how the body fights off infections, as well as epidemiology, or how diseases spread.

Some infectious disease doctors further specialize within the field of infectious disease. For instance, pediatric infectious disease specialists treat children and teens with serious infections. Others focus specifically on patients who have HIV or AIDS, as these conditions commonly cause patients to contract unusual and severe infections.

Most common infections can be treated by a general physician without problems. A referral to an infectious disease specialist might be made in cases such as:
  • An infection that is difficult to diagnose
  • An extremely high fever
  • An infection that is not responding to treatment
  • A patient traveling to a foreign country where the risk for infection is high
  • A patient with a chronic illness or infection that requires frequent treatment, such as HIV

Infectious disease specialists often use lab work to diagnose infections. They may culture a wound or look for the presence of antibodies in the blood. Treatment may include vaccinations, antifungals, or antibiotics. Infectious disease specialists are skilled at prescribing appropriate antibiotics for specific infections and knowing when the benefits outweigh the risks of side effects for using them.