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We found 10 infectious disease providers who accept Humana Open Access near Shreveport, LA.

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

Dr. Ronald Washburn sees patients in Shreveport, LA. His medical specialty is adult infectious disease. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Washburn 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
510 E. Stoner Avenue
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. John Todd works as an adult infectious disease specialist in Shreveport, LA. He is professionally affiliated with Overton Brooks VA Medical Center. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Todd attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine.

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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 is a graduate of Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. El-Hayek is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
1501 Kings Highway
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. John Vanchiere is a pediatric infectious disease specialist. Dr. Vanchiere is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. Madhuchhanda Choudhary practices adult infectious disease. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with Sterling Regional MedCenter.

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

Dr. Joseph Bocchini is a pediatric infectious disease specialist in Shreveport, LA. Dr. Bocchini takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. John King practices adult infectious disease in Shreveport, LA. Dr. King graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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, Infectious Disease
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. Robert Penn is an adult infectious disease specialist. Dr. Penn attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Overton Brooks VA Medical Center.

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Dr. Raymond A Coghlan, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
2551 Greenwood Road; Suite 150
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. Raymond Coghlan is an adult infectious disease specialist. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as 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.