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 specializes in adult infectious disease and practices in Houston, TX and Temple, TX. She 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. She is a graduate of Cayetano Heredia University and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. Dr. Cahuayme-Zuniga is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures, Infections

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 is a wound care and adult infectious disease specialist in Waco, TX and Temple, TX. Dr. Plemmons is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including 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. John Kiran Midturi, MPH, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. John Midturi is a specialist in adult infectious disease. Dr. Midturi is conversant in Telugu. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Midturi has received the following distinction: Internal Medicine Residency Clinical Faculty Teaching Award.

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

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

Dr. Karen Brust is an adult infectious disease specialist. Dr. Brust honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from 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. Her distinctions include: Texas Rising Stars and Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Scott & White Hospital, Temple, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Brust speaks 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 sees patients in Temple, TX and Lubbock, TX. His medical specialty is adult infectious disease. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Howell's training includes a residency program at Scott and White Healthcare. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to 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's area of specialization is pediatric infectious disease. In addition to English, Dr. Gaglani (or staff) speaks Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Gaglani attended Grant Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Gaglani has received professional recognition including the following: 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 is a Temple, TX physician who specializes in 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 and then he performed his residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: 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

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

Dr. Sarla Patil is a specialist in infectious disease. Dr. Patil accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Patil (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 works as a hospitalist and infectious disease specialist in Temple, TX. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Scott and White Healthcare. Dr. Hunt takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Clinical interests: Endocarditis, Fever, Osteomyelitis

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

Dr. Janice John is an adult infectious disease specialist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. John honors. Dr. John attended medical school at 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.