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 is a specialist in adult infectious disease. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Sheftel performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. The average patient rating for Dr. Sheftel is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His professional affiliations include 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 is an adult infectious disease specialist in Marietta, GA. Dr. Branstetter's professional affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for his residency. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 sees patients in Marietta, GA. His medical specialty is adult infectious disease. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Nunez graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Nunez is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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 specializes in adult infectious disease and practices in Marietta, GA. Dr. Behari's hospital/clinic affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Behari (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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

Dr. Africa Alvarez-McLeod works as an adult infectious disease specialist in Marietta, GA. She is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Alvarez-McLeod is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Alvarez-McLeod (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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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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