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We found 6 infectious disease providers who accept Blue Advantage Plus Bronze 103 - One $0 PCP Visit near Fort Worth, TX.

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

Dr. Donald Murphey specializes in pediatric infectious disease. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Murphey include bone infection, joint infection, and HIV/AIDS. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Murphey has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Murphey is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Catherine Colquitt specializes in adult infectious disease. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Colquitt performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Colquitt is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Allan Kelly is an adult infectious disease specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Kelly is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kelly takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Kelly is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
400 N Beach Street; Suite 104
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Javier Cairo Lavado works as an adult infectious disease specialist in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Cairo Lavado attended medical school at National University of San Marcos. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Cairo Lavado welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Ceres Tiu is a specialist in adult infectious disease. She works in Fort Worth, TX and Dallas, TX. Dr. Tiu (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Mandarin, and Hebrew. She has a special interest in cellulitis. Dr. Tiu is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Huguley Hospital. She attended Cebu Institute of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Maimonides Medical Center for residency. Dr. Tiu takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in adult infectious disease. She 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. She is affiliated with Texas Health Huguley Hospital. Dr. Shashikumar 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.