We found 4 infectious disease providers who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 101 near Grapevine, TX.

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

Dr. Valerie Liao is an adult infectious disease specialist. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Liao is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center for her residency. She is professionally affiliated with 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 is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. Dr. Prabhakar has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with North Hills Hospital, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Prabhakar is conversant in Tamil.

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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. Dr. Krishnan accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She attended medical school at Madras Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She 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 specialty is adult infectious disease. She studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Purkayastha is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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.
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