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

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Dr. Monica Maria Fonseca-Aten, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
1111 W. Airport Freeway; #143
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Monica Fonseca-Aten's medical specialty is pediatric infectious disease. She studied medicine at the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Fonseca-Aten honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Steven Davis' area of specialization is adult infectious disease. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Davis graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Davis's 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, who practices in Irving, TX and Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center and San Antonio Military Medical Center, Dr. Storey attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 specializes in adult infectious disease. Dr. Pate is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He speaks Spanish.

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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 addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Acharya attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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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