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We found 7 infectious disease providers who accept United Healthcare Options PPO near Austin, TX.

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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. 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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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.