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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 works as an adult infectious disease specialist in Marietta, GA. He is affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Dr. Sheftel attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Branstetter honors. For his professional training, Dr. Branstetter completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Branstetter is professionally affiliated with 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 is a physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. Dr. Nunez's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Nunez 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's specialty is adult infectious disease. Her professional affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Dr. Behari takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She graduated from Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. Behari's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, 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 practices adult infectious disease in Marietta, GA. She attended medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alvarez-McLeod accepts. In addition to English, 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.