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We found 4 infectious disease providers who accept United Healthcare Silver near Baltimore, MD.

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

Dr. Geetika Sood's medical specialty is adult infectious disease. She is professionally affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, United Healthcare POS, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University, Dr. Sood attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Epidemiology, Infections

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
615 N Wolfe Street; Suite Wb60
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Helen Koenig is a specialist in adult infectious disease. Dr. Koenig is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Koenig takes. Before performing her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Koenig attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS

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

Dr. Sybil Klaus specializes in pediatric infectious disease and hospital medicine (hospitalist) and practices in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Klaus is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Emory University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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

Dr. William Wright specializes in adult infectious disease. He attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wright honors. Dr. Wright has received professional recognition including the following: 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.