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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 a specialist in adult infectious disease. She works in Irving, TX, Grapevine, TX, and Dallas, TX. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Liao completed a residency program at Wilford Hall Medical Center. 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 practices adult infectious disease. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Prabhakar attended Kilpauk Medical College and the University of Madras and then went on to complete his residency at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. He is conversant in Tamil. Dr. Prabhakar's 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 is a specialist in adult infectious disease. Dr. Krishnan's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Madras Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Krishnan speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Devak Desai is a physician who specializes 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 attended medical school at 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 is an adult infectious disease specialist in Irving, TX, Grapevine, TX, and Dallas, TX. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Pine Creek Medical Center. Dr. Purkayastha studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.