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We found 4 providers with an interest in shingles and who accept Gold Choice HSA 2000 - 2 near Dallas, TX.

Dr. Marina Tomy Vengalil, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Marina Vengalil specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Dallas, TX and Garland, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vengalil include atrial fibrillation, hearing evaluation, and diabetes screening. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Government Medical College, Kottayam. Dr. Vengalil speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Rachel Elaine Chamberlain, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5959 Harry Hines Boulevard; 3rd Floor, Suite 303
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Rachel Chamberlain is a family medicine practitioner. Dr. Chamberlain is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She trained at Moses Cone Health System for her residency. Her areas of expertise include the following: concussion, strains, and exercise induced asthma. Dr. Chamberlain accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Dr. Vartika Atrey, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5909 Harry Hines Boulevard; Suite 100
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Vartika Atrey specializes in family medicine and practices in Dallas, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Atrey include depression, adolescent gynecology, and stomach problems. Dr. Atrey is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. She attended Stanley Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Award for clinical excellence in Primary care clinic - 2015.

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Dr. Wen Shiao Lai, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Wen Lai works as a general internist in Dallas, TX and Irving, TX. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lai include depression, thyroid cancer, and headache. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Lai is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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What is Shingles?

Shingles is an infection that is characterized by painful rashes. It can occur anywhere in the body, but it most commonly appears on one side of the torso as a stripe of red rashes. Other symptoms include itchiness, fluid-filled blisters that break open, fever, and fatigue. Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which is the same virus responsible for chickenpox. If you had chickenpox as a child, the virus stays inside your body and may reappear as shingles later in life, especially when your immune system is not strong enough to fight the virus. Shingles most often affects people over 50, and the risk of getting the disease rises with age.

A person who has shingles can pass it onto others who have not had chickenpox if they get in direct contact with the open sores of the rash. As a precaution, you should avoid contact with pregnant women or newborns if you have shingles. While there is no cure for this disease, medications may help reduce pain and speed up the healing process. Bathing with cool water and applying cool compresses on your rashes and blisters can temporarily relieve itchiness.

A shingles vaccine is available for people who are 50 or older. The vaccine is given as a single injection containing a live virus, so you should not get the vaccine if your immune system is weak. Getting vaccinated does not guarantee total protection against shingles, but it will likely decrease the severity of the disease.