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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 works as an adult infectious disease specialist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cahuayme-Zuniga takes. Dr. Cahuayme-Zuniga studied medicine at Cayetano Heredia University. She completed her residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Cahuayme-Zuniga is 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' specialties are wound care and adult infectious disease. He practices in Waco, TX and Temple, TX. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Plemmons graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the following distinctions: 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 specializes in adult infectious disease and practices in Temple, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Midturi speaks Telugu. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center for his residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Midturi takes. He has received the distinction of Internal Medicine Residency Clinical Faculty Teaching Award.

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

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

Dr. Alan Howell's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Howell attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his professional training, Dr. Howell completed a residency program at Scott and White Healthcare. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Clinical interests: Endocarditis, Fever, 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's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Brust's distinctions include: Texas Rising Stars and Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Scott & White Hospital, Temple, TX. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: HIV/AIDS

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. He graduated from Grant Medical College. Dr. Gaglani trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for his residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gaglani takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Scott & White Department of Pediatrics, Excellence in Research Award, 2012, 2005. Dr. Gaglani (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 works as a pediatric infectious disease specialist and adult infectious disease specialist. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Brien honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He 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. Dr. Brien has received distinctions including 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 an infectious disease specialist. She graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to 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 practices infectious disease and hospital medicine (hospitalist) in Temple, TX. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hunt accepts. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He trained at Scott and White Healthcare for residency. Dr. Hunt is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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. She studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. John honors 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.