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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's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Foltzer honors. He attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati and Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital. He is 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 sees patients in Forty Fort, PA, Port Matilda, PA, and Lewistown, PA. His medical specialties are genetics and adult infectious disease. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. Dr. Murray attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Cleveland Clinic for residency. He honors Coventry, Aetna, and Tufts Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Fellow of the American College of Physicians; Provider Award-Merrimack Valley HIV/Aids; and Consumer Board, .. Dr. Murray is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Jennifer Patterson is a State College, PA physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. She studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO.

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

Dr. Evan Bell specializes in adult infectious disease. Dr. Bell is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.