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

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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. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Foltzer honors. Dr. Foltzer attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati and Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital. He is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Clinical interests: Antibiotics

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

Dr. Michael Murray is a physician who specializes in genetics and adult infectious disease. After completing medical school at Penn State College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Murray honors Coventry, Aetna, and Tufts Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Fellow of the American College of Physicians; Provider Award-Merrimack Valley HIV/Aids; and Consumer Board, .. He is professionally 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. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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

Dr. Evan Bell works as an adult infectious disease specialist in State College, PA. Dr. Bell is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of 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.
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