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We found 5 infectious disease providers who accept Aetna Open Access Managed Choice near Chicago, IL.

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Dr. Stanford Taylor Shulman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Stanford Shulman sees patients in Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is pediatric infectious disease. He is especially interested in strep throat and kawasaki disease. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Shulman attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Shulman is closed to new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Kawasaki Disease, Strep Throat, Infective Endocarditis, Infections

Dr. Ben Z Katz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ben Katz is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in pediatric infectious disease. In Dr. Katz's practice, Dr. Katz focuses on travel vaccines. Dr. Katz takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Katz is a graduate of New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Katz speaks Hebrew. Dr. Katz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Katz is closed to new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Viral Infection, Travel Vaccines

Dr. William Joseph Muller, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. William Muller is a medical specialist in pediatric infectious disease. He has a special interest in infections. Dr. Muller is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Emory University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at The Children's Hospital, Denver. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, Dr. Muller is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Infections

Dr. Ellen Gould Chadwick, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ellen Chadwick sees patients in Chicago, IL. Her medical specialty is pediatric infectious disease. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chadwick include HIV/AIDS. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chadwick is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: HIV/AIDS, Medical Education, Infections

Dr. Ram Yogev, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
225 E. Chicago Avenue; Box 155
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ram Yogev specializes in pediatric infectious disease. He studied medicine at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Yogev trained at Hadassah University Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in HIV/AIDS. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yogev honors. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. Dr. Yogev's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Research, Influenza, Medication, Meningitis, Pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, Infections

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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.