We found 5 infectious disease providers who accept Blue Advantage Plus Bronze 103 - One $0 PCP Visit near Fort Worth, TX.

Dr. Donald Kreag Murphey, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
801 7th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Donald Murphey is a pediatric infectious disease specialist. Dr. Murphey's areas of expertise include bone infection, joint infection, and HIV/AIDS. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Murphey has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Murphey is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Pneumonia, Bone Infection, Joint Infection, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B

Dr. Allan Rowan Kelly, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
929 College
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Allan Kelly, who practices in Fort Worth, TX, is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. Dr. Kelly is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Kelly attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Kelly has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1307 8th Avenue; Suite 205
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Catherine Colquitt sees patients in Fort Worth, TX. Her medical specialty is adult infectious disease. Dr. Colquitt's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Colquitt attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Ceres Tan Tiu, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1325 Pennsylvania Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Ceres Tiu is an adult infectious disease specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Tiu (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Hebrew. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tiu include cellulitis. She is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. She attended Cebu Institute of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Maimonides Medical Center for residency. Dr. Tiu is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Cellulitis, HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
11803 South Freeway; Suite 104
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Kavitha Shashikumar is a specialist in adult infectious disease. She works in Fort Worth, TX. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Huguley Hospital. Dr. Shashikumar's practice is open to new patients.

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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.