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's specialty is adult infectious disease. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cahuayme-Zuniga is a graduate of Cayetano Heredia University. For her professional training, Dr. Cahuayme-Zuniga completed a residency program at Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Cahuayme-Zuniga speaks Spanish. She is 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 a Temple, TX physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. He speaks Telugu. Dr. Midturi is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. After attending the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Midturi has received professional recognition including the following: Internal Medicine Residency Clinical Faculty Teaching Award.

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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 works as an adult infectious disease specialist and wound care specialist in Waco, TX and Temple, TX. He 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 his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center, Dr. Plemmons attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Plemmons 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. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. Dr. Brust honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. She has received the following distinctions: Texas Rising Stars and Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Scott & White Hospital, Temple, TX. Dr. Brust is conversant in Spanish. She 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 is an adult infectious disease specialist. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. Dr. Howell honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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 medical specialist in pediatric infectious disease. Dr. Gaglani 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. His education and training includes medical school at Grant Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He has received the following distinction: Scott & White Department of Pediatrics, Excellence in Research Award, 2012, 2005. In addition to English, Dr. Gaglani (or staff) speaks Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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's areas of specialization are pediatric infectious disease and adult infectious disease. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Brien graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Brien completed a residency program at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His 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 is a medical specialist in infectious disease. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patil graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Patil (or staff) speaks 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 specializes in infectious disease and hospital medicine (hospitalist). He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Hunt 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. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hunt trained at Scott and 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 is an adult infectious disease specialist. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. John is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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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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