We found 4 infectious disease providers who accept Humana HMO near Bolingbrook, IL.

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Dr. Ines M Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
396 Remington Boulevard; Suite 330
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Ines Casey is an adult infectious disease specialist. She trained at Rush University Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Casey honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Dr. Anjum S Owaisi, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
396 Remington Boulevard; Suite 330--#1 Office
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Anjum Owaisi's medical specialty is adult infectious disease. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Owaisi include travel medicine and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Owaisi honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Owaisi graduated from Rush Medical College. For Dr. Owaisi's residency, Dr. Owaisi trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Owaisi (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Owaisi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, HIV/AIDS, Travel Medicine, Infections

Dr. Jonathan K Pinsky, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
396 Remington Boulevard; Suite 330
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Pinsky sees patients in Bolingbrook, IL and Burr Ridge, IL. His medical specialty is adult infectious disease. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Pinsky accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 202
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Ann Laake practices adult infectious disease. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Laake honors.

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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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