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We found 6 infectious disease providers who accept Humana Premier near Joliet, IL.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1051 Essington Road; Suite 210
Joliet, IL
 

Dr. Dan Garganera is a specialist in adult infectious disease. Dr. Garganera has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
330 Madison Street; Suite 104
Joliet, IL
 

Dr. Gary Trager, who practices in Joliet, IL, is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Trager has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1051 Essington Road; Suite 210
Joliet, IL
 

Dr. Deepika Buchupalli is an adult infectious disease specialist. Dr. Buchupalli takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Dr. Frederick S Alexander, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1051 Essington Road; Suite 210
Joliet, IL
 

Dr. Frederick Alexander is an adult infectious disease specialist. Dr. Alexander attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alexander accepts.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1051 Essington Road; Suite 210
Joliet, IL
 

Dr. Atul Gupta is a physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1051 Essington Road; Suite 210
Joliet, IL
 

Dr. Shashi Kathpalia is a Joliet, IL physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kathpalia 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.