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 works as an internist and geriatrician. She attended medical school at Government Medical College, Kottayam. Her areas of expertise include the following: atrial fibrillation, hearing evaluation, and diabetes screening. Dr. Vengalil takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Vengalil is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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 physician who specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chamberlain include concussion, strains, and exercise induced asthma. She is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chamberlain takes. She is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine and a graduate of Moses Cone Health System's residency program.

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

Dr. Vartika Atrey's specialty is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include depression, adolescent gynecology, and stomach problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Atrey accepts. After attending Stanley Medical College for medical school, Dr. Atrey completed her residency training 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. Dr. Atrey is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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

Dr. Wen Lai specializes in general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include depression, thyroid cancer, and headache. Dr. Lai is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Lai completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Lai is professionally 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.

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