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 is a specialist in adult infectious disease. He works in Shreveport, LA. Dr. Washburn graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. He trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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 is an adult infectious disease specialist in Shreveport, LA. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Todd accepts. Dr. Todd is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Overton Brooks VA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
1501 Kings Highway
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. John Vanchiere's medical specialty is pediatric infectious disease. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Vanchiere is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

Dr. Jihad El-Hayek is an adult infectious disease specialist. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. Madhuchhanda Choudhary's medical specialty is adult infectious disease. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

Dr. Joseph Bocchini practices pediatric infectious disease in Shreveport, LA. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Bocchini is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine.

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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 accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

Dr. John King is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. He is professionally affiliated with Overton Brooks VA Medical Center. Dr. King studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. King takes.

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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. He is affiliated with Overton Brooks VA Medical Center. Dr. Penn is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He is in-network for 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's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. Dr. Coghlan honors 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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