We found 5 infectious disease providers who accept Blue Advantage Plus Bronze 103 - One $0 PCP Visit near Fort Worth, TX.

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Dr. Allan Rowan Kelly, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
929 College
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Allan Kelly is an adult infectious disease specialist in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Kelly is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Kelly has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Fort Worth.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1307 8th Avenue; Suite 205
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Catherine Colquitt is a Fort Worth, TX physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. On average, patients gave Dr. Colquitt a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her professional affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Colquitt studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Colquitt speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Donald K Murphey, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
1500 Cooper Street
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Donald Murphey is a specialist in pediatric infectious disease. He works in Austin, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Fort Worth, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Murphey's areas of expertise consist of bone infection, joint infection, and HIV/AIDS. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Murphey is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Pneumonia, Bone Infection, Joint Infection, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B

Dr. Ceres Tan Tiu, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1325 Pennsylvania Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Ceres Tiu practices adult infectious disease in Fort Worth, TX. In Dr. Tiu's practice, she is particularly interested in sexually transmitted diseases (STds) and cellulitis. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She trained at Maimonides Medical Center for residency. She is affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB).

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Clinical interests: Cellulitis, HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
11803 South Freeway; Suite 104
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Kavitha Shashikumar's medical specialty is adult infectious disease. Dr. Shashikumar accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She graduated from Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Huguley Hospital. Dr. Shashikumar's practice is open to new patients.

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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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