We found 9 infectious disease providers who accept United Healthcare Bronze EPO near Tyler, TX.

Dr. Brock Dixon Lutz, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Wound Care, Adult Infectious Disease
833 S. Beckham Avenue
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Brock Lutz, who practices in Sherman, TX, Stephenville, TX, and Tyler, TX, is a medical specialist in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, wound care, and adult infectious disease. He is affiliated with Texas Health Resources. Dr. Lutz honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
935 South Baxter Avenue; Suite 103
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Richard Yates specializes in adult infectious disease. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yates honors. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: HIV/AIDS

Dr. Miguel Angel Sierra Hoffman, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Adult Infectious Disease
1000 South Beckham Avenue
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Miguel Sierra-Hoffman's medical specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist) and adult infectious disease. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Sierra-Hoffman attended medical school at National Autonomous University of Honduras Faculty of Medical Sciences.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
935 S Baxter Avenue; Suite 103
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Steve Hickerson's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. Dr. Hickerson attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. 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 HMO.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
11937 Us Highway 271
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Richard Wallace's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Wallace accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
935 South Baxter; Suite 103
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Debbie Bridges' specialty is adult infectious disease. Dr. Bridges accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
935 S Baxter Avenue; Suite 103
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Mariejane Braza practices adult infectious disease in Tyler, TX and San Antonio, TX. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Braza graduated from Cebu Institute of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
11937 Us Highway 271
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Peter Barnes is a physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barnes honors. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
11937 Us Highway 271
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Jeana Benwill is an adult infectious disease specialist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Benwill honors.

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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.