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We found 25 infectious disease providers who accept Blue Shield of California near Mountain View, CA.

Dr. Gonzalo Rafael Ballon Landa, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
4136 Bachman Place
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Gonzalo Ballon-Landa's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Evanston Hospital and Evanston Northwestern Healthcare. Dr. Ballon-Landa has a special interest in tropical diseases, hepatitis, and travel vaccines. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ballon-Landa is in-network for AARP, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Ballon-Landa is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Tropical Diseases, HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Travel Vaccines, Infections

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
5550 University Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Baran's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baran include infections. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Baran (or staff) speaks German and Polish. Dr. Baran is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Infections

Dr. Theodoros Fotiou Katsivas, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
200 W. Arbor Drive; Mail Code 8681
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Theodoros Katsivas is an adult infectious disease specialist in San Diego, CA. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Patras School of Health Sciences. Dr. Katsivas (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and Greek.

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Dr. George Sakoulas, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
2001 4th Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. George Sakoulas is an adult infectious disease specialist. His clinical interests include MRSA infection. Dr. Sakoulas is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sakoulas accepts. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: MRSA Infection

Dr. Adriana Herrera Tremoulet, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
Rose Pavilion; 1st Floor
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Adriana Tremoulet's area of specialization is pediatric infectious disease. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tremoulet include kawasaki disease. Dr. Tremoulet is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. She studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Tremoulet is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego.

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Clinical interests: Kawasaki Disease

Dr. Richard Andrew Mayer, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
6699 Alvarado Road; Suite 2308
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Richard Mayer's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. These areas are among his clinical interests: infections and general care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Mayer is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Mayer attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: General Care, Infections

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Specializes in Other, Adult Infectious Disease
34800 Bob Wilson Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Nancy Crum-Cianflone's specialty is adult infectious disease. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Crum-Cianflone include infections and general care. She accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. Dr. Crum-Cianflone attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. She is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Crum-Cianflone has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: General Care, Infections

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
150 W Washington Street; Suite 100
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Susan Little is an adult infectious disease specialist in San Diego, CA. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Little is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS).

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Hospital Medicine, Adult Infectious Disease
200 W Arbor Drive; Mail Code 8201
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Kenton Smitherman is a critical care specialist, hospitalist, and adult infectious disease specialist in San Diego, CA. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
4168 Front Street; Third Floor
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Gabriel Wagner works as an adult infectious disease specialist in San Diego, CA and La Jolla, CA. Dr. Wagner (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Portuguese. Dr. Wagner is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS). He graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wagner takes.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
614 E 4th Street
National City, CA
 

Dr. Felisa Velesrubio sees patients in Vista, CA and National City, CA. Her medical specialty is adult infectious disease. In her practice, Dr. Velesrubio focuses on infections. She accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Cebu Institute of Medicine. Dr. Velesrubio's training includes a residency program at PinnacleHealth. In addition to English, she speaks Filipino. She is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Infections

Dr. Saima Aslam, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
200 W Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Saima Aslam sees patients in San Diego, CA. Her medical specialty is adult infectious disease. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Aslam studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
200 W Arbor Drive; Department 8201
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Scott Letendre is an adult infectious disease specialist. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Edward Rafael Cachay, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
200 W Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Edward Cachay practices adult infectious disease. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Cachay studied medicine at Federico Villarreal National University. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
200 West Arbor Drive; Mc 8201
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Robert Schooley's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. Dr. Schooley is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Michelle Lee Ritter, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
4168 Front Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Michelle Ritter practices adult infectious disease in San Diego, CA. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Ritter graduated from Georgetown University School 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.