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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's specialty is adult infectious disease. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school, Dr. Martinelli completed his residency training at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver.

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

Dr. Richard Winn is a physician who specializes in adult critical care, adult infectious disease, and adult pulmonology. He studied medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Winn trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Winn is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Dennis Duriex is a physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. He studied medicine at Ponce School of Medicine. Dr. Duriex's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Mark Lacy specializes in adult infectious disease. He is professionally affiliated with Frye Regional Medical Center. Dr. Lacy is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. Patient ratings for Dr. Lacy average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

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

Dr. Paula McKenzie sees patients in Lubbock, TX. Her medical 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 Adult Infectious Disease, Geriatrics
3601 4th Street; Ms 6207
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Steven Berk is an adult infectious disease specialist and geriatrician in Lubbock, TX. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Berk is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Fatma Levent's area of specialization is pediatric infectious disease. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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.