We found 3 infectious disease providers who accept United Healthcare Silver near Baltimore, MD.

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Dr. Geetika Sood, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Geetika Sood's specialty is adult infectious disease. She is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS. Dr. Sood obtained her medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University.

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Clinical interests: Epidemiology, Infections

Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease, Hospital Medicine
Cmsc1-143; Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Sybil Klaus' medical specialty is pediatric infectious disease and hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Klaus honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA. She is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Klaus is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
22 S Greene Street
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. William Wright's medical specialty is adult infectious disease. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wright honors. He studied medicine at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received the distinction of Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars.

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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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