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 sees patients in Orange, CA and Irvine, CA. Her medical specialties are family medicine, pediatric infectious disease, and general internal medicine. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Chow has received professional recognition including the following: America's Top Doctors (Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Primary Care), Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.. Dr. Chow (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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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 works as an adult infectious disease specialist in Fountain Valley, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Lalla-Reddy a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She attended M.S. Ramaiah Medical College and Bangalore University and then went on to complete her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. 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 practices adult infectious disease. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ta include HIV/AIDS and MRSA infection. Dr. Ta is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Ta attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Ta (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Ta is accepting 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 an infectious disease and hospital medicine (hospitalist) specialist. Dr. Hsieh is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. Dr. Hsieh is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Hsieh studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Hsieh's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Hsieh speaks Mandarin and Cantonese.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Huang performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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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' specialty is pediatric infectious disease. She takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She studied medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Nieves trained at Children's Hospital of Orange County for her residency. 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 specializes in adult infectious disease and practices in Orange, CA. He speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Dr. Forthal completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Forthal is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: 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.

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

Dr. Steven Park's specialty is adult infectious disease. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Park honors. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Park is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: MRSA Infection, Shingles, HIV/AIDS

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

Dr. Catherine Diamond is a physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. Areas of expertise for Dr. Diamond include HIV/AIDS. Dr. Diamond is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She graduated from Albany Medical College. Dr. Diamond completed her residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include 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

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

Dr. John Lok specializes in adult infectious disease and practices in Fountain Valley, CA. He is conversant in Cantonese. Dr. Lok has a special interest in infections. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at VA Long Beach Healthcare System. He accepts Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Clinical interests: Infections

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

Dr. Geeta Gupta's specialty is adult infectious disease. Dr. Gupta is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Harvard Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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

Dr. Antonio Arrieta is a pediatric infectious disease specialist. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Arrieta is a graduate of Cayetano Heredia University. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Physician of Excellence OCMA, Multiple years and Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Arrieta is professionally affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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

Dr. Thomas Cesario sees patients in Orange, CA. His medical specialty is adult infectious disease. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. Dr. Cesario attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then went on to complete his residency at Boston Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Orange County Physician of the Year (OCMA) and UCI Medal.

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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. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Children's Hospital of Orange County. Dr. Ashouri has received professional recognition including the following: Physician of Excellence OCMA, Multiple years. Dr. Ashouri (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. Dr. Ashouri is affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Kawasaki Disease, 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 specializes in general internal medicine and adult infectious disease and practices in Orange, CA. Dr. Gohil takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. She has received the following distinctions: Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. Dr. Fitzgibbons is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Fitzgibbons (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Japanese. Dr. Fitzgibbons is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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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.