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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 practices adult infectious disease. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. McGowan graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. McGowan (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Armenian. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital. Dr. McGowan welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Rekha Sivadas' area of specialization is adult infectious disease. Clinical interests for Dr. Sivadas include infections. Dr. Sivadas honors several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. She attended Kasturba Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Sivadas (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. She 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 practices adult infectious disease. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Huang takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Huang (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish. Dr. Huang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northport VA Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Anne Sacks-Berg is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and adult infectious disease specialist. She graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Sacks-Berg is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
 

Dr. Tabassum Yasmin works as an adult infectious disease specialist in East Meadow, NY and Northport, NY. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include NuHealth and Northport VA Medical Center. Before completing her residency at Nassau University Medical Center, Dr. Yasmin attended medical school at Patna Medical College. Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yasmin takes.

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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.