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

Dr. Ellen Walraven is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Walraven is 2.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Walraven honors. Dr. Walraven graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Michael Reese Hospital. She is affiliated with Central Texas Medical Center.

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

Dr. Steven Davis is an adult infectious disease specialist. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Davis completed his residency training at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. 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 speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford.

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

Dr. Donald Storey is an adult infectious disease specialist. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford, and Las Colinas Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Storey is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Storey trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center and San Antonio Military Medical Center.

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

Dr. Ashish Acharya is an adult infectious disease specialist in Irving, TX and Dallas, TX. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Acharya speaks Spanish. He 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.