We found 5 infectious disease providers who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Marietta, GA.

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Dr. Thomas Gary Sheftel, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
55 Whitcher Street Ne; Suite 220
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Thomas Sheftel, who practices in Marietta, GA, is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Sheftel attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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Dr. Danny Ross Branstetter II, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
55 Whitcher Street Ne; Suite 220
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Danny Branstetter works as an adult infectious disease specialist in Marietta, GA. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. For his professional training, Dr. Branstetter completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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Dr. Victor H Nunez, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
55 Whitcher Street Ne; Suite 220
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Victor Nunez practices adult infectious disease. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Nunez studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Nunez trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Nunez is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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Dr. Priya Behari, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
55 Whitcher Street Ne; Suite 220
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Priya Behari works as an adult infectious disease specialist. Dr. Behari (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. She attended medical school at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. Behari's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1650 County Services Parkway Sw
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Africa Alvarez-McLeod is an adult infectious disease specialist. Dr. Alvarez-McLeod (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Alvarez-McLeod attended medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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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