We found 3 infectious disease providers who accept Humana Platinum HMO near Olympia Fields, IL.

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Dr. Nancy R Glick, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
152 W Lincoln Highway
Chicago Heights, IL

Dr. Nancy Glick works as an adult infectious disease specialist. Dr. Glick is affiliated with Access Community Health Network (ACCESS). She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and Rush Medical College, she performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Dr. Henry M Andoh, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
17901 Governor's Highway; Suite 107
Homewood, IL

Dr. Henry Andoh is a specialist in adult infectious disease. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Andoh honors. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Shahnaz Azad, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
3800 W 203rd Street; Suite 201
Olympia Fields, IL

Dr. Shanaz Azad is an adult infectious disease specialist. Dr. Azad is conversant in Spanish. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Azad accepts. She is open to new patients.

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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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