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We found 4 infectious disease providers who accept Humana Platinum near Cumming, GA.

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Dr. Titu Dilip Das, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
6335 Hospital Parkway; Suite 310
Cumming, GA
 

Dr. Titu Das' area of specialization is adult infectious disease. He is affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital, WellStar, and North Fulton Hospital. Dr. Das graduated from Mahatma Gandhi Mission's Medical College and Gandhi Medical College and then he performed his residency at Fairview Hospital. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. David Lester Dickensheets, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1100 Northside Forsythe Drive; Suite 250
Cumming, GA
 

Dr. David Dickensheets' area of specialization is adult infectious disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Dickensheets is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dickensheets honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Dickensheets trained at Roger Williams Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Atlanta Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar and North Fulton Hospital.

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Dr. Madhavi D Rayapudi, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1400 Northside Forsyth Drive; Suite 310
Cumming, GA
 

Dr. Madhavi Rayapudi's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Daniel Christopher Ketterer, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
3060 Woodfield Way
Cumming, GA
 

Dr. Daniel Ketterer is an adult infectious disease specialist. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ketterer accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.