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We found 5 infectious disease providers who accept Silver Compass Balanced 2000 1 near Irving, TX.

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Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
1111 W. Airport Freeway; #143
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Monica Fonseca-Aten specializes in pediatric infectious disease and practices in Plano, TX, Irving, TX, and Carrollton, TX. She takes United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois.

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

Dr. Steven Davis' specialty is adult infectious disease. After completing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Davis speaks Spanish. Dr. Davis's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford.

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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 specialist in adult infectious disease. He works in Irving, TX and Dallas, TX. Dr. Acharya takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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

Dr. Donald Storey works as an adult infectious disease specialist in Irving, TX and Dallas, TX. 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. Dr. Storey graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center and San Antonio Military Medical Center. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford, and Las Colinas Medical Center.

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

Dr. Perry Pate, who practices in Irving, TX and Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pate graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He speaks Spanish.

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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.