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We found 26 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 specializes in adult infectious disease. His areas of expertise include tropical diseases, hepatitis, and travel vaccines. Patients gave Dr. Ballon-Landa an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes AARP, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Evanston Hospital and Evanston Northwestern Healthcare. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Ballon-Landa speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Ballon-Landa is accepting 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 is a physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. He is especially interested in infections. Dr. Baran is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at 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. His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Baran is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Infections

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

Dr. George Sakoulas' medical specialty is adult infectious disease. In Dr. Sakoulas's practice, he is particularly interested in MRSA infection. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Sakoulas is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: MRSA Infection

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
200 W Arbor Drive; Mail Code 8681
San Diego, CA
 

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

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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. Dr. Tremoulet's clinical interests include kawasaki disease. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. She attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks 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 is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. He has a special interest in infections and general care. Dr. Mayer is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Mayer takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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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 is an adult infectious disease specialist in San Diego, CA. In her practice, Dr. Crum-Cianflone focuses on infections and general care. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Crum-Cianflone obtained her medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed her residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. She honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: General Care, Infections

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
200 W Arbor Drive; #8681
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Ankita Kadakia practices adult infectious disease in San Diego, CA. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Her education and training includes medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Kadakia is not currently accepting new patients.

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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. 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 honors. Dr. Wagner (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Portuguese. Dr. Wagner is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS).

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

Dr. Scott Letendre practices adult infectious disease in San Diego, CA. Dr. Letendre studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Susan Little is a specialist in adult infectious disease. She works in San Diego, CA. She is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS). Dr. Little studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Felisa Velesrubio practices adult infectious disease in Vista, CA and National City, CA. After attending Cebu Institute of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at PinnacleHealth. In her practice, Dr. Velesrubio focuses on infections. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. In addition to English, Dr. Velesrubio speaks Filipino. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Infections

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
200 W. Arbor Drive; Mail Code 8681
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Amy Sitapati specializes in adult infectious disease. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Sitapati studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sitapati is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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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's areas of specialization are adult critical care, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and adult infectious disease. He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Saima Aslam, who practices in San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. She studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aslam accepts.

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

Dr. Edward Cachay is an adult infectious disease specialist. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Federico Villarreal National University. Dr. Cachay is conversant in Spanish.

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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.