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 area of specialization is adult infectious disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Strayer is 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 professional recognition including the following: Los Angeles Super Doctors. He 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 is an adult infectious disease specialist. He is affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Hirota honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Audra Deveikis, who practices in Long Beach, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric infectious disease. Dr. Deveikis is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Deveikis trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Deveikis is conversant in Spanish.

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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 a Long Beach, CA physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. Dr. Choi is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric infectious disease. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Pardo is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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

Dr. Stephen Marer's specialty is infectious disease. He is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Marer is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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

Dr. David Michalik specializes in pediatric infectious disease and practices in Long Beach, CA. After attending Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school, Dr. Michalik completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Michalik (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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

Dr. Jerome De Vente's specialty is adult infectious disease. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. De Vente attended medical school at 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 is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Senteno is a graduate of 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.