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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 practices adult infectious disease in Shreveport, LA. He is professionally affiliated with Overton Brooks VA Medical Center. After completing medical school at Duke University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Washburn accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. John Todd's specialty is adult infectious disease. Dr. Todd takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. 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. Jihad El-Hayek is a physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. He studied medicine at Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. El-Hayek honors.

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Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
1501 Kings Highway
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. John Vanchiere's area of specialization is pediatric infectious disease. Dr. Vanchiere honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. Madhuchhanda Choudhary's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. Dr. Choudhary is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

Dr. Joseph Bocchini specializes in pediatric infectious disease. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Bocchini is an in-network provider 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. Halim Abou-Faycal practices adult infectious disease. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. John King specializes in adult infectious disease. He is affiliated with Overton Brooks VA Medical Center. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. King studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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

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

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

Dr. Raymond Coghlan'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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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.