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We found 33 infectious disease providers who accept Blue Shield PPO near Santa Ana, CA.

Dr. Emilie Lee Chow, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Pediatric Infectious Disease, General Internal Medicine
101 The City Drive S
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Emilie Chow is a family practice physician, pediatric infectious disease specialist, and internist. She is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health. Dr. Chow takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Chow's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. She has received the distinction of America's Top Doctors (Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Primary Care), Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.. Dr. Chow (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Travel Medicine

Dr. Sujata N Lalla-Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
18111 Brookhurst Street; #6100
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Sujata Lalla-Reddy is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. Dr. Lalla-Reddy attended M.S. Ramaiah Medical College and Bangalore University and then went on to complete her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Lalla-Reddy (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. She is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Dr. Tuan V Ta, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
720 N Tustin Avenue; Suite 201
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Tuan Ta works as an adult infectious disease specialist. Dr. Ta has a special interest in HIV/AIDS and MRSA infection. The average patient rating for Dr. Ta is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his professional training, Dr. Ta completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Ta (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: MRSA Infection, HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Dr. Lanny Lai Hsieh, MD
Specializes in Infectious Disease, Hospital Medicine
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Lanny Hsieh is a specialist in infectious disease and hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Hsieh speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Hsieh is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. Before completing Dr. Hsieh's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Hsieh attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Hsieh takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures, HIV/AIDS

Dr. Susan Huang Huang, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Susan Huang works as an adult infectious disease specialist. She is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. Dr. Huang takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for her residency.

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Dr. Delma Julieta Nieves, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
1201 W. La Veta Avenue; Building: Choc Clinic
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Delma Nieves is a pediatric infectious disease specialist in Orange, CA and Mission Viejo, CA. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Dr. Nieves performed her residency at Children's Hospital of Orange County. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Nieves is professionally affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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Dr. Donald N. N Forthal, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Donald Forthal is an adult infectious disease specialist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Forthal include: America's Top Doctors (Viral Infection), Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.; Best Infectious Diseases Doctor, Orange County Medical Association; and Faculty Development Award, Department of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Forthal is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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Dr. Steven T Park, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Steven Park works as an adult infectious disease specialist. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Park honors. Dr. Park graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine.

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Clinical interests: MRSA Infection, Shingles, HIV/AIDS

Dr. Geeta K. K Gupta, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Geeta Gupta is an adult infectious disease specialist in Orange, CA. Dr. Gupta is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Dr. Catherine Diamond, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Catherine Diamond's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. Dr. Diamond has a special interest in HIV/AIDS. She is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Diamond attended Albany Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. She has received professional recognition including the following: IDSA Special Consideration and Recognition Abstract Competition for Fellows in Training and John Young Award of Excellence from the California Association of Regional Cancer Registries.

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Clinical interests: HIV/AIDS

Dr. Thomas C. C Cesario, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Cesario specializes in adult infectious disease. After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Cesario has received include Orange County Physician of the Year (OCMA) and UCI Medal. Dr. Cesario is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
11160 Warner Avenue; Suite 323
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. John Lok is an adult infectious disease specialist. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at VA Long Beach Healthcare System for residency. His areas of expertise include infections. Dr. Lok is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Cantonese. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Infections

Dr. Shruti K Gohil, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Infectious Disease
101 The City Drive S
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Shruti Gohil's specialties are general internal medicine and adult infectious disease. She is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. Dr. Gohil is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars.

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Dr. Michael Warren Fitzgibbons, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1913 E 17th Street; #102
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Michael Fitzgibbons specializes in adult infectious disease and practices in Santa Ana, CA. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Fitzgibbons is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Fitzgibbons (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and Japanese.

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Dr. Antonio C Arrieta, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
1001 N Tustin Avenue
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Antonio Arrieta's specialty is pediatric infectious disease. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Dr. Arrieta graduated from Cayetano Heredia University. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University for his residency. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Arrieta include: Physician of Excellence OCMA, Multiple years and Southern California Super Doctors.

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Dr. Negar Ashouri, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
1001 N Tustin Avenue
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Negar Ashouri's specialty is pediatric infectious disease. Dr. Ashouri attended St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital of Orange County for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ashouri accepts. She has received the distinction of Physician of Excellence OCMA, Multiple years. Dr. Ashouri (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. She is affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Kawasaki Disease, Infections

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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.