We found 5 infectious disease providers who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 101 near Grapevine, TX.

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Dr. Valerie Laurel Laurel, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Infectious Disease
1650 W College Street
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Valerie Liao is an adult infectious disease specialist in Irving, TX, Grapevine, TX, and Dallas, TX. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Liao takes. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Liao trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center for residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford.

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Dr. Meenakshi Sundaram Prabhakar, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1650 W College Street
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Meenakshi Prabhakar, who practices in Bedford, TX, Plano, TX, and Grapevine, TX, is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. His education and training includes medical school at Kilpauk Medical College and the University of Madras and residency at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Patient ratings for Dr. Prabhakar average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Prabhakar is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. In addition to English, Dr. Prabhakar speaks Tamil. He is affiliated with North Hills Hospital, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1301 Solana Boulevard; Building 2
Westlake, TX
 

Dr. Ellen Walraven is a physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. She is affiliated with Central Texas Medical Center. Dr. Walraven attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Michael Reese Hospital. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Sujatha Krishnan, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1650 W College Street
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Sujatha Krishnan is an adult infectious disease specialist in Frisco, TX, Bedford, TX, and Grapevine, TX. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She graduated from Madras Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In addition to English, Dr. Krishnan speaks Spanish. Dr. Krishnan is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1650 W College Street
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Tania Purkayastha's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Pine Creek Medical Center. She graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Purkayastha accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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.