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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 is a specialist in adult infectious disease. Dr. Douglass is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed her 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, and TriWest, as well as 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 works as a pediatric infectious disease specialist in Austin, TX. Dr. Fernandez is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She attended Luis Razetti School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Children's Hospital of Austin and Austin Medical Education Programs, Seton Healthcare Network. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fernandez honors.

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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 is a pediatric infectious disease specialist. Dr. Murphey's areas of expertise include bone infection, joint infection, and HIV/AIDS. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Murphey has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Murphey is open to 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 practices pediatric infectious disease. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Her clinical interests include general care. Dr. Doyle 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. Dr. Doyle is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She has an open panel.

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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 specializes in adult infectious disease. Dr. El Bejjani attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for residency. In her practice, Dr. El Bejjani focuses on HIV/AIDS. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. El Bejjani (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. Dr. El Bejjani is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She has an open panel.

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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. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Hauger 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. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Hauger attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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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 in Austin, TX and Pearland, TX. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Allen honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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.