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We found 10 infectious disease providers who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near Long Beach, CA.

Dr. Gregory Lind Strayer, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
2699 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Strayer specializes in adult infectious disease. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Strayer is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Strayer is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach.

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Dr. David Masao Hirota, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
2699 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. David Hirota, who practices in Long Beach, CA, is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. He attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hirota accepts. Dr. Hirota is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Dr. Audra A Deveikis, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Audra Deveikis' area of specialization is pediatric infectious disease. She speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Deveikis attended medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Deveikis honors. Dr. Deveikis has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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Dr. Chester Choi, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1050 Linden Avenue; Department of Medical Education
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Chester Choi practices adult infectious disease. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Choi speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine
2699 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Marer works as an infectious disease specialist in Torrance, CA and Long Beach, CA. Dr. Marer studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Dr. Manuel Jose Pardo, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1043 Elm Avenue; Suite 300
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Manuel Pardo sees patients in Long Beach, CA and Orange, CA. His medical specialty is adult infectious disease. He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pardo speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Michele M Cheung, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
2685 Elm Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Michele Cheung sees patients in Long Beach, CA and Orange, CA. Her medical specialty is pediatric infectious disease. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Cheung performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. David Edward Michalik, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
2801 Atlantic Avenue; Suite 260
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. David Michalik is a Long Beach, CA physician who specializes in pediatric infectious disease. His professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Michalik attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Michalik (or staff) speaks Spanish and German.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1043 Elm Avenue; Suite 300
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Jerome De Vente practices adult infectious disease. Dr. De Vente honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1043 Elm Avenue; Suite 300
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Marcia Senteno's specialty is adult infectious disease. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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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.