We found 3 infectious disease providers who accept Silver Compass Balanced 2000 1 near Irving, TX.

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Monica M. Fonseca-Aten MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
1111 W. Airport Freeway; #143
Irving, TX

Dr. Monica Fonseca-Aten is a specialist in pediatric infectious disease. She works in Irving, TX, Dallas, TX, and Carrollton, TX. She attended the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Fonseca-Aten takes United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Health (Texas).

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Specializes in Other, Adult Infectious Disease
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX

Dr. Perry Pate is a specialist in adult infectious disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB). 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 Gold. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Pate completed his residency training at Strong Memorial Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Other, Adult Infectious Disease
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX

Dr. Steven Davis is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Davis takes. Before completing his residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Davis attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Davis's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB).

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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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