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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 in Houston, TX and Temple, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Cahuayme-Zuniga speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Before performing her residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Cahuayme-Zuniga attended Cayetano Heredia University for medical school. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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 medical specialist in wound care and adult infectious disease. Dr. Plemmons is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He takes 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. His distinctions 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. 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. He works in Temple, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Midturi takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center, Dr. Midturi attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: Internal Medicine Residency Clinical Faculty Teaching Award. He is conversant in Telugu.

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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 is an adult infectious disease specialist in Temple, TX and Lubbock, TX. Dr. Howell graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Howell takes. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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 specialty is adult infectious disease. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Brust's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brust takes. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Texas Rising Stars and Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Scott & White Hospital, Temple, TX.

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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 practices pediatric infectious disease in Temple, TX. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Gaglani attended Grant Medical College for medical school. Dr. Gaglani 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

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

Dr. Sarla Patil is a medical specialist in infectious disease. She studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Patil honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Patil (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Hindi.

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

Dr. James Brien, who practices in Temple, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric infectious disease and adult infectious disease. Before completing his residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Dr. Brien attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Brien is an in-network provider 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 following distinctions: Golden Apple Teaching Award, 2010, 2004, 1998; AOA Honor Society; and Sigma Sigma Phi Osteopathic Honor Society. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Fever, 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). Dr. Hunt is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Scott and 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 practices adult infectious disease. She attended medical school at 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, in addition to 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.