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We found 5 infectious disease providers who accept Group Health Incorporated near Northport, NY.

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Dr. Joseph Patrick McGowan, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
284 Pulaski Road
Greenlawn, NY
 

Dr. Joseph McGowan is an adult infectious disease specialist in Manhasset, NY and Greenlawn, NY. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. McGowan is affiliated with Huntington Hospital. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McGowan accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. McGowan's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. McGowan (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Armenian.

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Dr. Rekha Sivadas, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
 

Dr. Rekha Sivadas is a specialist in adult infectious disease. She works in Stony Brook, NY and Northport, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Sivadas include infections. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. She studied medicine at Kasturba Medical College. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Sivadas (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Sivadas is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Infections

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Dr. Michael Guo Jun Huang, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
 

Dr. Michael Huang is a specialist in adult infectious disease. Dr. Huang (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish. Dr. Huang's professional affiliations include Northport VA Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Huang's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Adult Infectious Disease
270 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY
 

Dr. Anne Sacks-Berg's areas of specialization are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and adult infectious disease; she sees patients in Huntington, NY. Dr. Sacks-Berg is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. She graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
 

Dr. Tabassum Yasmin specializes in adult infectious disease. She honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Yasmin graduated from Patna Medical College and then she performed her residency at Nassau University Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with NuHealth and Northport VA Medical Center.

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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.