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We found 13 infectious disease providers who accept Humana Bronze 6450/Austin HMOx 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 honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, Dr. Douglass completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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

Dr. Marisol Fernandez works as a pediatric infectious disease specialist in Austin, TX. Dr. Fernandez's education and training includes medical school at Luis Razetti School of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital of Austin and Austin Medical Education Programs, Seton Healthcare Network. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Fernandez is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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

Dr. Marilyn Doyle sees patients in Austin, TX. Her medical specialty is pediatric infectious disease. Dr. Doyle is especially interested in general care. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Her 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. In addition to English, Dr. Doyle speaks Spanish.

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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 a physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. She graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. El Bejjani's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. In her practice, Dr. El Bejjani focuses on HIV/AIDS. Dr. El Bejjani honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. El Bejjani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She is accepting new patients.

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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 practices pediatric infectious disease in Austin, TX. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Hauger has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She is professionally 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 works as an adult infectious disease specialist. Dr. Ellis 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 is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. She trained at Rush University Medical Center for her residency. She 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 practices pediatric infectious disease and pediatric emergency medicine. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Allen takes. Dr. Allen is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Allen trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency.

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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 specialty is adult infectious disease. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Bagwell takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He 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 is an Austin, TX physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. 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. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His distinctions include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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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 physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. Dr. Bissett is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Bissett has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He 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's specialty is adult infectious disease. Dr. Shuford accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Dr. Shuford attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Brian Scott Metzger, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1301 W 38th Street; Suite 403
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Brian Metzger's medical 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. Metzger honors. He attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. James S. Stewart Evans, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1301 W 38th Street; Suite 403
Austin, TX
 

Dr. James Evans is an Austin, TX physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. Dr. Evans's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is professionally 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.