We found 3 providers with an interest in shingles and who accept Gold Choice HSA 2000 - 2 near Dallas, TX.

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 practitioner. These areas are among her clinical interests: concussion, strains, and exercise induced asthma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chamberlain takes. Before performing her residency at Moses Cone Health System, Dr. Chamberlain attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Children's Health (Texas) and 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 works as a family medicine practitioner. Clinical interests for Dr. Atrey include depression, adolescent gynecology, and stomach problems. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After completing medical school at Stanley Medical College, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She has received the distinction of Award for clinical excellence in Primary care clinic - 2015. Her professional affiliations include Children's Health (Texas) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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

Dr. Marina Vengalil practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Dallas, TX and Garland, TX. She graduated from Government Medical College, Kottayam. Dr. Vengalil's areas of expertise include atrial fibrillation, hearing evaluation, and diabetes screening. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Vengalil speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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.

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