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

Dr. Dan Garganera is a Joliet, IL physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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 practices adult infectious disease in Joliet, IL. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Deepika Buchupalli works as an adult infectious disease specialist. Dr. Buchupalli honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

Dr. Atul Gupta is an adult infectious disease specialist in Joliet, IL. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Gupta attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Frederick Alexander is a Joliet, IL physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Alexander honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

Dr. Shashi Kathpalia works as an adult infectious disease specialist in Joliet, IL. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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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