We found 3 infectious disease providers who accept Coventry Bronze near State College, PA.

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Dr. Michael A. Foltzer M.D.
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
average rating 4.75 stars (1 rating)
200 Scenery Drive
State College, PA
 

Dr. Michael Foltzer is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna, and Coventry Bronze. He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati and Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital. Dr. Foltzer is professionally affiliated with Geisinger Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
average rating 3.92 stars (7 ratings)
1850 E Park Avenue
State College, PA
 

Dr. Evan Bell is an adult infectious disease specialist in State College, PA. Dr. Bell is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Bell average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
average rating 1 stars (1 rating)
1850 E Park Avenue; Suite 201
State College, PA
 

Dr. Jennifer Patterson is an adult infectious disease specialist in State College, PA. She graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO.

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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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