We found 10 infectious disease providers who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver near Temple, TX.

Dr. Lizbeth Janice Cahuayme-Zuniga, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Lizbeth Cahuayme-Zuniga practices adult infectious disease in Houston, TX and Temple, TX. She attended medical school at Cayetano Heredia University. She trained at Henry Ford Hospital for her residency. Dr. Cahuayme-Zuniga is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures, Infections

Dr. John Kiran Midturi, MPH, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. John Midturi is an adult infectious disease specialist in Temple, TX. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Midturi's education and training includes medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Internal Medicine Residency Clinical Faculty Teaching Award. He is conversant in Telugu. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Endocarditis, Joint Infection, Osteomyelitis, HIV/AIDS, Travel Medicine

Dr. Robert Michael Plemmons, MD
Specializes in Wound Care, Adult Infectious Disease
2401 South 31st Street; Division of Infectious Disease
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Robert Plemmons' medical specialty is wound care and adult infectious disease. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Before completing his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center, Dr. Plemmons attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include American Academy of Family Medicine Teaching Award; Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center, 1992-1993; and John L. Carpenter Award, Best Resident Research Paper.

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Clinical interests: Osteomyelitis, Venous Insufficiency, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Soft Tissue Problems, Pressure Ulcers, ... (Read more)

Dr. Karen Blanton Brust, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
2401 South 31st Street; Department of Infectious Disease
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Karen Brust's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. Dr. Brust is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center, Dr. Brust attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Texas Rising Stars and Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Scott & White Hospital, Temple, TX. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Brust is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: HIV/AIDS

Dr. Alan Clifford Howell, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Alan Howell's specialty is adult infectious disease. Dr. Howell is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and a graduate of Scott and White Healthcare's residency program. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Endocarditis, Fever, HIV/AIDS, Travel Medicine

Dr. Manjusha J Gaglani, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Manjusha Gaglani is a pediatric infectious disease specialist. Dr. Gaglani (or staff) speaks Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Gaglani is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Gaglani attended medical school at Grant Medical College. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gaglani has received the distinction of Scott & White Department of Pediatrics, Excellence in Research Award, 2012, 2005.

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Clinical interests: Fever, HIV/AIDS, Recurrent Infections

Dr. James Howard Brien, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease, Adult Infectious Disease
2401 South 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. James Brien works as a pediatric infectious disease specialist and adult infectious disease specialist. Dr. Brien is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Brien's distinctions include: Golden Apple Teaching Award, 2010, 2004, 1998; AOA Honor Society; and Sigma Sigma Phi Osteopathic Honor Society.

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Clinical interests: Fever, Infections

Specializes in Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Sarla Patil's specialty is infectious disease. She attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patil (or staff) is conversant in French and Hindi.

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Dr. Richmond L Hunt, MD
Specializes in Infectious Disease, Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Richmond Hunt, who practices in Temple, TX, is a medical specialist in infectious disease and hospital medicine (hospitalist). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hunt accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Hunt performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Endocarditis, Fever, Osteomyelitis

Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Janice John's specialty is adult infectious disease. She graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. John is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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