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Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
1501 Kings Highway; Department of Pediatrics, Chairman
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. Joseph Bocchini's area of specialization is pediatric infectious disease. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bocchini graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
510 E. Stoner Avenue
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. John Todd is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. Dr. Todd studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with Overton Brooks VA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
2551 Greenwood Road; Suite 150
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. Halim Abou-Faycal is an adult infectious disease specialist. Dr. Abou-Faycal takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1501 Kings Highway; Department of Medicine
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. Ronald Washburn's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. Dr. Washburn accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Overton Brooks VA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1501 Kings Highway; Department of Medicine Inf Diseases
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. John King is an adult infectious disease specialist. Dr. King is affiliated with Overton Brooks VA Medical Center. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
1501 Kings Highway; #5-303
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. John Vanchiere is a Shreveport, LA physician who specializes in pediatric infectious disease. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1501 Kings Highway; Department of Medicine, Infectious Disease
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. Robert Penn is an adult infectious disease specialist in Shreveport, LA. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Penn is affiliated with Overton Brooks VA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
2551 Greenwood Road; Suite 150
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. Jihad El-Hayek's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
2551 Greenwood Road; Suite 150
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. Raymond Coghlan is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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