Finding Providers
loading

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

Showing 1-4 of 4
Dr. Titu Dilip Das, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
6335 Hospital Parkway; Suite 310
Cumming, GA
 

Dr. Titu Das is an adult infectious disease specialist. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital, WellStar, and North Fulton Hospital. Dr. Das accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Das attended Mahatma Gandhi Mission's Medical College and Gandhi Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Fairview Hospital for residency.

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

Dr. David Dickensheets' medical specialty is adult infectious disease. Patient reviews placed Dr. Dickensheets at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Dickensheets completed a residency program at Roger Williams Medical Center. Dr. Dickensheets has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors. He is affiliated with WellStar and North Fulton Hospital.

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

Dr. Madhavi Rayapudi is an adult infectious disease specialist in Cumming, GA. Patients gave Dr. Rayapudi an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Daniel Ketterer specializes in adult infectious disease and practices in Cumming, GA, Atlanta, GA, and Fayetteville, GA. Patients rated Dr. Ketterer highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

Read more

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Additional Information

Distinctions

Online Communication

Practice Affiliation

Certifications

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Years Since Graduation

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.