We found 3 providers with an interest in shingles and who accept Gold Choice HSA 2000 - 2 near Dallas, TX.

Dr. Rachel Elaine Chamberlain, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Rachel Chamberlain specializes in family medicine and sports medicine. Her areas of expertise include strains, depression, and adolescent gynecology. Dr. Chamberlain honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Moses Cone Health System for residency. Dr. Chamberlain is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Dr. Vartika Atrey, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Vartika Atrey sees patients in Dallas, TX. Her medical specialty is family medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: contraception (birth control), depression, and adolescent gynecology. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Atrey attended medical school at Stanley Medical College. Dr. Atrey is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She has received the following distinction: Award for clinical excellence in Primary care clinic - 2015.

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Dr. Marina Tomy Vengalil, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Marina Vengalil works as an internist and geriatrician in Dallas, TX and Garland, TX. She studied medicine at Government Medical College, Kottayam. These areas are among her clinical interests: atrial fibrillation, hearing evaluation, and diabetes screening. Dr. Vengalil takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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What is Shingles?

Shingles is an infection that is characterized by painful rashes. It can occur anywhere in the body, but it most commonly appears on one side of the torso as a stripe of red rashes. Other symptoms include itchiness, fluid-filled blisters that break open, fever, and fatigue. Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which is the same virus responsible for chickenpox. If you had chickenpox as a child, the virus stays inside your body and may reappear as shingles later in life, especially when your immune system is not strong enough to fight the virus. Shingles most often affects people over 50, and the risk of getting the disease rises with age.

A person who has shingles can pass it onto others who have not had chickenpox if they get in direct contact with the open sores of the rash. As a precaution, you should avoid contact with pregnant women or newborns if you have shingles. While there is no cure for this disease, medications may help reduce pain and speed up the healing process. Bathing with cool water and applying cool compresses on your rashes and blisters can temporarily relieve itchiness.

A shingles vaccine is available for people who are 50 or older. The vaccine is given as a single injection containing a live virus, so you should not get the vaccine if your immune system is weak. Getting vaccinated does not guarantee total protection against shingles, but it will likely decrease the severity of the disease.

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