We found 9 infectious disease providers who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver near Temple, TX.

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

Dr. John Midturi sees patients in Temple, TX. His medical specialty is adult infectious disease. He is conversant in Telugu. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Midturi attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Dr. Midturi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Lizbeth Janice Cahuayme-Zuniga, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Lizbeth Cahuayme-Zuniga sees patients in Houston, TX and Temple, TX. Her medical specialty is adult infectious disease. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Cahuayme-Zuniga is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. After completing medical school at Cayetano Heredia University, she performed her residency at Henry Ford Health System. 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.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures, Infections

Dr. Robert M Plemmons, MD
Specializes in Wound Care, Adult Infectious Disease
2601 Thornton Lane
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Robert Plemmons is a medical specialist in wound care and adult infectious disease. Dr. Plemmons honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 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. 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 practices adult infectious disease in Temple, TX. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Brust trained at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center for her residency. She has received distinctions including Texas Rising Stars and Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Scott & White Hospital, Temple, TX. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Brust is professionally 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 is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. Dr. Howell 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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Clinical interests: Endocarditis, Fever, HIV/AIDS, Travel Medicine

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

Dr. James Brien's medical specialty is pediatric infectious disease and adult infectious disease. 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. He attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Brien's residency was performed at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. His distinctions include: Golden Apple Teaching Award, 2010, 2004, 1998; AOA Honor Society; and Sigma Sigma Phi Osteopathic Honor Society. Dr. Brien is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Fever, Infections

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 trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. 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. He has received the distinction of Scott & White Department of Pediatrics, Excellence in Research Award, 2012, 2005. Dr. Gaglani (or staff) speaks Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Fever, HIV/AIDS, Recurrent Infections

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

Dr. Richmond Hunt's specialties are infectious disease and hospital medicine (hospitalist). 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. Dr. Hunt attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. He is professionally 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 Koshy is an adult infectious disease specialist in Temple, TX. Dr. John Koshy attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, 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.
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