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We found 5 infectious disease providers who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield POS near Dallas, TX.

Dr. Cedric Wojciech Spak, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
3409 Worth Street; Suite 710
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Cedric Spak is an adult infectious disease specialist. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of transplant procedures and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Spak's hospital/clinic affiliations include North Memorial Health Care, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Spak honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Spak (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and Polish.

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Clinical interests: Bone Problems, Transplant Procedures, HIV/AIDS, Infections

Dr. Christopher Joseph Bettacchi, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
3409 Worth Street; Suite 710
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Bettacchi is a specialist in adult infectious disease. In his practice, Dr. Bettacchi focuses on HIV/AIDS. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Bettacchi is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Bettacchi attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Bettacchi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and Polish.

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Clinical interests: HIV/AIDS

Dr. Mezgebe G Berhe, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Infectious Disease
3409 Worth Street; Suite 710
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Mezgebe Berhe is an adult infectious disease specialist in Dallas, TX. Dr. Berhe studied medicine at Addis Ababa University Faculty of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Berhe include tropical diseases, travel medicine, and HIV/AIDS. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berhe honors. He is conversant in Amharic. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Berhe's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures, Tropical Diseases, HIV/AIDS, Travel Medicine

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Rasha Ghurani is a specialist in adult infectious disease. She studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Ghurani honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall. Dr. Ghurani has an open panel.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
3600 Gaston Avenue; Wadley Tower Suite 550
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Vimon Seriburi is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. She has indicated that her clinical interests include wounds and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Seriburi takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Wounds, HIV/AIDS, Infections

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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.