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We found 14 infectious disease providers who accept United Healthcare Gold near Mcallen, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
3108 Center Pointe Drive
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Maria Romero's medical specialty is adult infectious disease. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Romero attended medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1022 East Griffin Parkway; Suite 201 B
Mission, TX
 

Dr. David Mayorga practices adult infectious disease. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Mayorga attended Cayetano Heredia University for medical school. He 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
1200 E Ridge Road; Suite #8
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Katia Brown is an adult infectious disease specialist. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brown attended medical school at Catholic University of Santiago of Guayaquil, Faculty of Medical Sciences.

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Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
1200 E Savannah Avenue; Suite 5
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Linette Linsangan's specialty is pediatric infectious disease. She studied medicine at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Dr. Linsangan takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Linsangan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish.

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Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
4709 S. Jackson
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Livania Zavala-Spinetti, who practices in Edinburg, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric infectious disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Zavala-Spinetti is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zavala-Spinetti honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Luis Razetti School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1200 E Ridge Road; Suite #8
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Ricardo Garcia is a McAllen, TX physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. He graduated from Cayetano Heredia University. Dr. Garcia takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1801 S 5th Street; Suite 207
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Siraya Jaijakul's specialty is adult infectious disease. Dr. Jaijakul graduated from Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: osteomyelitis and lyme disease. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Jaijakul is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bone Infection, Osteomyelitis, Consultation, HIV/AIDS, Lyme Disease, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1200 E Ridge Road; Suite 8
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Eliana Ochoa's specialty is adult infectious disease. Dr. Ochoa graduated from Cayetano Heredia University. She 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.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1200 E Ridge Road; Suite 8
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Mario Berrocal O'Higgins' medical specialty is adult infectious disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of Cayetano Heredia University.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
3108 Centerpointe Drive
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Michael Jelinek is a specialist in adult infectious disease. He works in Edinburg, TX. He is a graduate of CETEC University School of Medicine. Dr. Jelinek's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
510 Lindberg Avenue
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Elizabeth Winful-Acquaye's area of specialization is pediatric infectious disease. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA. Dr. Winful-Acquaye is a graduate of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

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Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
1200 E Savannah Avenue; Suite 5
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Wilmer Loja is a pediatric infectious disease specialist. He is a graduate of Cayetano Heredia University. Dr. Loja is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
4236 N. Mccoll; Suite B
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Enrique Caceres' area of specialization is pediatric infectious disease. Dr. Caceres attended medical school at Cayetano Heredia University. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1200 E Ridge Road; Suite 8
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Luis Rosas is an adult infectious disease specialist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, 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.