We found 8 infectious disease providers who accept United Healthcare Bronze near Lubbock, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
4404-c 19th Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Lawrence Martinelli practices adult infectious disease in Lubbock, TX. He is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Martinelli's medical residency was performed at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver. He accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Infectious Disease, Adult Pulmonology
3601 4th Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Richard Winn's specialties are adult critical care, adult infectious disease, and adult pulmonology. He practices in Lubbock, TX. Dr. Winn honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Winn attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school.

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Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
Ttuhsc; Department of Pediatrics
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Richard Lampe is a pediatric infectious disease specialist. Dr. Lampe studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
4102 24th Street; Suite 403
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Dennis Duriex is an adult infectious disease specialist. He is a graduate of Ponce School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Duriex is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
3601 4th Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Mark Lacy is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. He graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. Patient ratings for Dr. Lacy average 3.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lacy accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Frye Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease, Geriatrics
3601 4th Street; Ms 6207
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Steven Berk is a specialist in adult infectious disease and geriatrics (elderly care). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
3601 4th Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Paula McKenzie's specialty is adult infectious disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McKenzie takes.

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Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
3601 4th Street; Stop 9406
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Fatma Levent is a pediatric infectious disease specialist. Dr. Levent is in-network for 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.