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 sees patients in Roswell, GA, Duluth, GA, and Cumming, GA. His medical specialty is adult infectious disease. Before completing his residency at Fairview Hospital, Dr. Das attended medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Mission's Medical College and Gandhi Medical College. Dr. Das's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Das takes. Dr. Das's hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Johns Creek Hospital, WellStar, and North Fulton Hospital.

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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 sees patients in Cumming, GA, Roswell, GA, and Duluth, GA. His medical specialty is adult infectious disease. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dickensheets takes. Dr. Dickensheets's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Roger Williams Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Atlanta Super Doctors. Dr. Dickensheets is affiliated with WellStar and North Fulton Hospital.

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

Dr. Daniel Ketterer specializes in adult infectious disease. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1400 Northside Forsyth Drive; Suite 310
Cumming, GA
 

Dr. Madhavi Rayapudi's specialty is adult infectious disease. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Rayapudi 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.
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