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We found 12 infectious disease providers who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Hoffman Estates, IL.

Dr. Robert Nicholas Tiballi, DO
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 4100 Building 3
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Robert Tiballi's specialty is adult infectious disease. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tiballi include infections. The average patient rating for Dr. Tiballi is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Frankford Hospital and Medical Center of Delaware, Newark, Dr. Tiballi attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Tiballi speaks French. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Delnor Hospital, and Centegra Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Infections

Dr. Artistides Paul Assimacopoulos, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 2300a
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Aristides Assimacopoulos is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. In his practice, Dr. Assimacopoulos focuses on general care. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, Dr. Assimacopoulos attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Greek.

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Clinical interests: General Care

Dr. Patricia Ann Larson, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
901 Biesterfield Road; Suite 213
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Patricia Larson is an adult infectious disease specialist in Elk Grove Village, IL. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Larson performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Her clinical interests encompass infections and wounds. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Larson speaks German. Her professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Wounds, Infections

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 4100 Building 3
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Deborah Schiappa practices adult infectious disease in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elgin, IL. She obtained her medical school training at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Schiappa is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System.

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Dr. Nooruzsabha Seema Seema Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 4100, Building 3
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Nooruzsabha Ahmed is a Hoffman Estates, IL physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. Dr. Ahmed's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include infections. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She attended medical school at Gandhi Medical College. Dr. Ahmed's training includes a residency program at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System.

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Clinical interests: Infections

Dr. Nour Akhras, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Pediatric Infectious Disease
1555 Barrington Road; Lower Level - Women & Childrens Hospital
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Nour Akhras is a specialist in pediatric hospital medicine and pediatric infectious disease. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Akhras studied medicine at Rush Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for her residency. She speaks Arabic. Dr. Akhras is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Dr. Poonam D Joshi, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
800 Biesterfield Road; Brock 4011
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Poonam Joshi is an Elk Grove Village, IL physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. Dr. Joshi's education and training includes medical school at Government Medical College, Amritsar and residency at St. Francis Hospital. In her practice, she is particularly interested in immunization (preventive vaccines). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Joshi honors. Dr. Joshi (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Immunization

Dr. Lynwood Alexander Jones III, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
800 Biesterfield Road; Brock 4011
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Lynwood Jones works as an adult infectious disease specialist. Dr. Jones has a special interest in immunization (preventive vaccines). He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor.

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Clinical interests: Immunization

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1555 Barrington Road; Dob 3, #4100
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Jose Bolanos is an adult infectious disease specialist in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elgin, IL. Dr. Bolanos obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System.

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Specializes in Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine
800 Biesterfield Road; Brock Suite 4011
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Ivette Murphy-Aguilu's area of specialization is infectious disease. Dr. Murphy-Aguilu is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). After attending Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
800 Biesterfield Road; Brock 4011
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Sharon Ogawa is an adult infectious disease specialist in Elk Grove Village, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Ogawa include immunization (preventive vaccines). She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ogawa takes. She attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Ogawa trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency.

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Clinical interests: Immunization

Dr. Iria E Irlanda, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
901 Biesterfield Road; Suite 213
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Iria Irlanda's specialty is adult infectious disease. She attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Irlanda's clinical interests encompass infections. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Irlanda (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Her professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Irlanda's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: 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.