We found 4 infectious disease providers who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 80/2000 near Highland Park, IL.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
757 Park Avenue West; Suite 2850
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Semel is a specialist in adult infectious disease. He works in Evanston, IL, Highland Park, IL, and Skokie, IL. Dr. Semel is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
757 Park Avenue West; Suite 2850
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Zimmerman practices adult infectious disease. Dr. Zimmerman takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
757 Park Avenue West; Suite 2850
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Todd Nega's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Nega attended Medical University of the Americas for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for residency.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
185 Milwaukee Avenue; Suite 225
Lincolnshire, IL
 

Dr. Ellen Glick specializes in adult infectious disease. She is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Glick is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Glick accepts.

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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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