We found 8 infectious disease providers who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver near Temple, TX.

Dr. Lizbeth Janice Cahuayme-Zuniga, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Lizbeth Cahuayme-Zuniga practices adult infectious disease in Houston, TX and Temple, TX. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cahuayme-Zuniga takes. She graduated from Cayetano Heredia University and then she performed her residency at Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Cahuayme-Zuniga speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures, Infections

Dr. John Kiran Midturi, MPH, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. John Midturi is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Midturi is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Midturi completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. He has received the distinction of Internal Medicine Residency Clinical Faculty Teaching Award. Dr. Midturi is conversant in Telugu. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Endocarditis, Joint Infection, Osteomyelitis, HIV/AIDS, Travel Medicine

Dr. Alan Clifford Howell, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Alan Howell is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Howell studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at Scott and White Healthcare for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Endocarditis, Fever, HIV/AIDS, Travel Medicine

Dr. Karen Blanton Blanton, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
2401 South 31st Street; Department of Infectious Disease
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Karen Brust works as an adult infectious disease specialist in Temple, TX. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Brust's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. She 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. She has received the following distinctions: Texas Rising Stars and Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Scott & White Hospital, Temple, TX. Dr. Brust is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: HIV/AIDS

Dr. Robert M Plemmons, MD
Specializes in Wound Care, Adult Infectious Disease
2601 Thornton Lane
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Robert Plemmons is an adult infectious disease specialist and wound care specialist. Dr. Plemmons is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and a graduate of Brooke Army Medical Center's residency program. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Plemmons include: American Academy of Family Medicine Teaching Award; Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center, 1992-1993; and John L. Carpenter Award, Best Resident Research Paper. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Osteomyelitis, Venous Insufficiency, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Soft Tissue Problems, Pressure Ulcers, ... (Read more)

Dr. James H Brien, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease, Adult Infectious Disease
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. James Brien practices pediatric infectious disease and adult infectious disease. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Brien obtained his medical school training at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His distinctions include: Golden Apple Teaching Award, 2010, 2004, 1998; AOA Honor Society; and Sigma Sigma Phi Osteopathic Honor Society.

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Clinical interests: Fever, Infections

Dr. Manjusha J Gaglani, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Manjusha Gaglani practices pediatric infectious disease. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. 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. Dr. Gaglani has received professional recognition including the following: Scott & White Department of Pediatrics, Excellence in Research Award, 2012, 2005. In addition to English, Dr. Gaglani (or staff) speaks Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Gaglani is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Fever, HIV/AIDS, Recurrent Infections

Dr. Richmond L Hunt, MD
Specializes in Infectious Disease, Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Richmond Hunt is a hospitalist and infectious disease specialist in Temple, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. Dr. Hunt is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Endocarditis, Fever, Osteomyelitis

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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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