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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's specialty is adult infectious disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Strayer average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Strayer has received the following distinction: Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is professionally 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 sees patients in Long Beach, CA. His medical specialty is adult infectious disease. He is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Hirota graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. In addition to English, Dr. Deveikis speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. After attending the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Deveikis has received professional recognition including the following: 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 is an adult infectious disease specialist. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Choi speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Stephen Marer is a medical specialist in infectious disease. Dr. Marer is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Michele Cheung is a pediatric infectious disease specialist. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Cheung obtained her medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and 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.

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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 specializes in adult infectious disease. Dr. Pardo speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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.

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

Dr. David Michalik's specialty is pediatric infectious disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Michalik's education and training includes medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and residency at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Michalik has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Michalik (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German.

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

Dr. Jerome De Vente is a specialist in adult infectious disease. He works in Long Beach, CA. He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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

Dr. Marcia Senteno works as an adult infectious disease specialist. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Senteno honors. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

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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.