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

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

Dr. Ines Casey is an adult infectious disease specialist in Burr Ridge, IL, Chicago, IL, and Bolingbrook, IL. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Luis Razetti School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Casey completed a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 sees patients in Bolingbrook, IL and Burr Ridge, IL. Dr. Anjum Owaisi's medical specialty is adult infectious disease. In Dr. Owaisi's practice, Dr. Owaisi focuses on travel medicine and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Owaisi's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Owaisi accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. Dr. Owaisi graduated from Rush Medical College. Dr. Owaisi trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for Dr. Owaisi's residency. Dr. Owaisi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi.

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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's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. Dr. Pinsky takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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

Dr. Ann Laake is a physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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.