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We found 18 infectious disease providers who accept Blue Advantage Security HMO 100 near Austin, TX.

Dr. Elizabeth Tate Douglass, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
313 E 12th Street; Suite 102
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Elizabeth Douglass' specialty is adult infectious disease. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Douglass takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Marisol Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Marisol Fernandez's medical specialty is pediatric infectious disease. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Luis Razetti School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Fernandez completed residency programs at Children's Hospital of Austin and Austin Medical Education Programs, Seton Healthcare Network. Dr. Fernandez speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Donald Kreag Murphey, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Donald Murphey's area of specialization is pediatric infectious disease. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Murphey include bone infection, joint infection, and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Murphey is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Murphey is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Murphey is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Pneumonia, Bone Infection, Joint Infection, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B

Dr. Marilyn Mae Doyle, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
313 E 12th Street; Suite 104
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Marilyn Doyle is a medical specialist in pediatric infectious disease. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include general care. Dr. Doyle is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Doyle's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: General Care

Dr. Dalia Elias El Bejjani, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
313 E 12th Street; Suite 101
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Dalia El Bejjani is an Austin, TX physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. In her practice, Dr. El Bejjani focuses on HIV/AIDS. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. El Bejjani studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. El Bejjani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Hepatitis C, Endocarditis, HIV/AIDS, Infections

Dr. Sarmistha B Hauger, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Sarmistha Hauger is a specialist in pediatric infectious disease. She works in Austin, TX. Dr. Hauger graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hauger honors. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Lisa Christine Ellis, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1301 W 38th Street; Suite 403
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Lisa Ellis' specialty is adult infectious disease. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ellis takes. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Ellis is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Coburn Huckins Allen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
4900 Mueller Boulevard; Office
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Coburn Allen specializes in pediatric infectious disease and pediatric emergency medicine and practices in Austin, TX and Pearland, TX. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Allen is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Matthew Compton Robinson, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1301 W 38th Street; #403
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Robinson specializes in adult infectious disease and practices in Austin, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Robinson takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Robinson include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. John Todd Bagwell, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1301 W 38th Street; Suite 403
Austin, TX
 

Dr. J. Bagwell's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. Dr. Bagwell is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1301 W 38th Street; Suite 205
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Vikas Jogi practices adult infectious disease in Webster, TX and Austin, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Dr. Jogi is a graduate of Government Medical College, Jammu. For his residency, Dr. Jogi trained at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more.

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Dr. Kristin Elisa Mondy, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
313 E 12th Street
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Kristin Mondy is an adult infectious disease specialist. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Mondy studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Dr. James Allen Zachary, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
4614 N Ih 35; Office
Austin, TX
 

Dr. James Zachary, who practices in Austin, TX, is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Zachary accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Dr. Brendan Michael De Marco, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
4614 N Ih 35; Office
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Brendan De Marco specializes in adult infectious disease. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. De Marco honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Dr. Jack Daulton Bissett, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1301 West 38th Street; Suite 403
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Jack Bissett is a specialist in adult infectious disease. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bissett accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Bissett is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Jennifer Ann Shuford, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1301 W 38th Street; Suite 403
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Jennifer Shuford specializes in adult infectious disease. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Shuford completed a residency program at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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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.