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We found 4 infectious disease providers who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold HMO near Irving, TX.

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Dr. Steven Gabe Davis, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Infectious Disease
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Steven Davis' area of specialization is adult infectious disease. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Dr. Davis attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Davis accepts.

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Dr. Ashish A Acharya, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Ashish Acharya is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Acharya is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Other, Adult Infectious Disease
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Donald Storey's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. Dr. Storey's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford, and Las Colinas Medical Center. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center and San Antonio Military Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Ellen Walraven sees patients in Dallas, TX and Irving, TX. Her medical specialty is adult infectious disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Walraven is 2.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Walraven studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.

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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.