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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's specialty is adult infectious disease. Dr. McGowan has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital and Huntington Hospital. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McGowan takes. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at 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' specialty is adult infectious disease. Dr. Sivadas (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. She has a special interest in infections. She is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center. She attended Kasturba Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for residency. She accepts Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Infections

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

Dr. Michael Huang specializes in adult infectious disease and practices in West Islip, NY and Northport, NY. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Huang takes. Dr. Huang graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Huang (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish. Dr. Huang is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center, Stony Brook University Hospital, and Southside Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Anne Sacks-Berg's medical specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and adult infectious disease. Dr. Sacks-Berg is affiliated with Huntington Hospital. She graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
 

Dr. Tabassum Yasmin, who practices in East Meadow, NY and Northport, NY, is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. She takes Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Patna Medical College. Dr. Yasmin completed her residency training at Nassau University Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include 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.