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

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

Dr. Geetika Sood's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. Dr. Sood graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS. She is professionally affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Epidemiology, Infections

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

Dr. Sybil Klaus is a specialist in pediatric infectious disease and hospital medicine (hospitalist). She works in Baltimore, MD. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Klaus's education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She speaks 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 is a specialist in adult infectious disease. Dr. Wright graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He has received the following distinction: 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.