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
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Rachel Chamberlain is a family medicine physician. Her areas of expertise include the following: concussion, strains, and exercise induced asthma. Dr. Chamberlain is professionally affiliated with Children's Health (Texas) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. After attending Wake Forest University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Moses Cone Health System. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Vartika Atrey, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Vartika Atrey is a family practitioner in Dallas, TX. Dr. Atrey's areas of expertise include depression, adolescent gynecology, and stomach problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Health (Texas) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. She studied medicine at Stanley Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Atrey completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Atrey takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Award for clinical excellence in Primary care clinic - 2015.

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

Dr. Marina Vengalil sees patients in Dallas, TX and Garland, TX. Her medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Clinical interests for Dr. Vengalil include atrial fibrillation, hearing evaluation, and diabetes screening. Dr. Vengalil is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. She is an in-network provider for 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. In addition to English, Dr. Vengalil speaks Spanish.

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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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