We found 5 infectious disease providers who accept United Healthcare Navigate Plus near York, PA.

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Dr. Rakesh Bhanuprasad Patel, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
1001 S George Street
York, PA
 

Dr. Rakesh Patel is a specialist in pediatric infectious disease. He works in York, PA. Before performing his residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Dr. Patel attended St. George's University School of Medicine. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Patel is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Eugene M W Curley III, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1001 S. George Street; 4th Floor Ketterman Building
York, PA
 

Dr. Eugene Curley practices adult infectious disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Curley's education and training includes medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Curley welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Punitha Arunkumar, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1001 S. George Street; 4th Floor Ketterman Building
York, PA
 

Dr. Punitha Arunkumar specializes in adult infectious disease. Dr. Arunkumar honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Arunkumar attended Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute for medical school and subsequently trained at PinnacleHealth for residency. Dr. Arunkumar is professionally affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Arunkumar has an open panel.

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Dr. Hamid Parakhoodi, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1001 South George Street; 4th Floor Ketterman Building
York, PA
 

Dr. Hamid Parakhoodi specializes in adult infectious disease and practices in York, PA. His professional affiliations include WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, WellSpan Medical Group, and WellSpan York Hospital. He studied medicine at Central America Health Sciences University, Belize Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Parakhoodi completed a residency program at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Parakhoodi welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Alina Lorena Popa, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1001 S George Street
York, PA
 

Dr. Alina Popa is an adult infectious disease specialist. She is affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Popa's medical residency was performed at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS, 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.
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