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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 an adult infectious disease specialist in Marietta, GA. Dr. Sheftel's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sheftel takes. 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 hospital/clinic 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 a Marietta, GA physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. For his residency, Dr. Branstetter trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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 is a specialist in adult infectious disease. He works in Marietta, GA. Dr. Nunez is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Nunez attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

Dr. Priya Behari is a specialist in adult infectious disease. Dr. Behari's hospital/clinic affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is a graduate of Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. Behari completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Behari (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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

Dr. Africa Alvarez-McLeod is a specialist in adult infectious disease. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alvarez-McLeod honors. Dr. Alvarez-McLeod is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Alvarez-McLeod (or staff) speaks 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.