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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1 Bartol Avenue; Suite 103
Ridley Park, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Darnall, who practices in Ridley Park, PA, is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, fibromyalgia, and lyme disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Darnall is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Darnall takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Pennsylvania Hospital for residency. He has received the following distinction: Main Line Today Top Doc Award. Dr. Darnall is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1 Medical Center Boulevard
Chester, PA
 

Dr. Cecilia Fumberg practices adult infectious disease in Chester, PA and Upland, PA. Dr. Fumberg trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia for residency. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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

Dr. Zsofi Szep's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. Her clinical interests include HIV/AIDS. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Drexel Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Szep graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then she performed her residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Szep takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more.

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Clinical interests: HIV/AIDS

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1 Medical Center Boulevard
Chester, PA
 

Dr. William Ravreby is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. Dr. Ravreby is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency.

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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 an internal medicine hospitalist and adult infectious disease specialist in Chester, PA and Upland, PA. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Nelson completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). He has a special interest in pneumonia, osteomyelitis, and lyme disease. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nelson has received distinctions including "Top Doctors" in Infectious Disease; Philadelphia magazine; and Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Nelson is professionally 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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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.