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We found 8 infectious disease providers who accept Aetna near Chester, PA.

Dr. Jeffrey Thomas Darnall, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1 Bartol Avenue; Suite 103
Ridley Park, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Darnall is a physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, fibromyalgia, and lyme disease. Dr. Darnall is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Darnall is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Darnall attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Main Line Today Top Doc Award.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Diabetes, HIV/AIDS, Lyme Disease

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Infectious Disease
One Medical Center Boulevard; Suite Acp-331
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Muhammad Khan's specialties are general internal medicine and adult infectious disease. He practices in Chester, PA and Upland, PA. His areas of expertise include aspiration and abscesses. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. Dr. Khan completed his residency training at Lankenau Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Main Line Today Top Docs. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Clinical interests: Aspiration, Abscesses, HIV/AIDS

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
One Medical Center Boulevard; Suite Acp-331
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Cecilia Fumberg is an adult infectious disease specialist. She accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Her residency was performed at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Fumberg is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
One Medical Center Boulevard; Suite Acp-331
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Shilpa Rao, who practices in Upland, PA, is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. Dr. Rao is an in-network provider for Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Rao is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, HIV/AIDS

Dr. Zsofia Szep, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
One Medical Center Boulevard
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Zsofi Szep practices adult infectious disease in Upland, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Szep's clinical interests include HIV/AIDS. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. She studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Szep trained at Temple University Hospital. Her professional affiliations include Drexel Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital.

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Clinical interests: HIV/AIDS

Dr. William Bernard McNamee Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1501 Lansdowne Avenue; Suite 210, Medical Office Building
Darby, PA
 

Dr. William McNamee is an adult infectious disease specialist in Darby, PA. Dr. McNamee takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Mercy Physician Network, and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Adult Infectious Disease
30 Medical Center Boulevard; Physicians Office Building I, Suite 404
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Stephen Nelson is a specialist in adult hospital medicine and adult infectious disease. He works in Chester, PA and Upland, PA. Dr. Nelson's clinical interests include pneumonia, osteomyelitis, and lyme disease. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nelson honors. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). His distinctions include: "Top Doctors" in Infectious Disease; Philadelphia magazine; and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Nelson speaks Spanish. Dr. Nelson is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Clinical interests: Fever, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Pneumonia, Osteomyelitis, HIV/AIDS, Lyme Disease, Urinary Tract ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite Acp-331
Chester, PA
 

Dr. Sophia Sherman-Weber's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. Dr. Sherman-Weber takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.