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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 West College
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Valerie Liao is an adult infectious disease specialist. 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 attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Liao trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center for her residency. Her professional 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 West College
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Meenakshi Prabhakar is a physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. Dr. Prabhakar obtained his medical school training at Kilpauk Medical College and the University of Madras and performed his residency at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Prabhakar is conversant in Tamil. His professional affiliations include North Hills Hospital, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1650 West College
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Sujatha Krishnan practices adult infectious disease in Grapevine, TX, Bedford, TX, and Frisco, TX. Dr. Krishnan speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. She graduated from Madras Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Krishnan accepts.

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Dr. Devak Girish Desai, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1650 West College
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Devak Desai, who practices in Mansfield, TX, Grapevine, TX, and Bedford, TX, is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Desai's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1650 West College
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Tania Purkayastha works as an adult infectious disease specialist. Dr. Purkayastha's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Pine Creek Medical Center. She studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She takes 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.