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 medical specialist in pediatric infectious disease. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital, WellSpan Medical Group, and WellSpan York Hospital. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Patel completed a residency program at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Dr. Patel speaks Gujarati.

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

Dr. Eugene Curley is a specialist in adult infectious disease. Dr. Curley is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Penn State College of Medicine and performed his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital, WellSpan Medical Group, and WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Curley welcomes new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Parakhoodi graduated from Central America Health Sciences University, Belize Medical College and then he performed his residency at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. He is professionally affiliated with WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital, WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, and WellSpan Medical Group. Dr. Parakhoodi is accepting 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's specialty is adult infectious disease. She is affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital. She trained at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago for her residency. Dr. Popa is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, United Healthcare POS, and more.

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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's specialty is adult infectious disease. Dr. Arunkumar's professional affiliations include WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital, WellSpan Medical Group, and WellSpan York Hospital. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arunkumar honors. Dr. Arunkumar is accepting new patients. Dr. Arunkumar graduated from Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute and then Dr. Arunkumar performed Dr. Arunkumar's residency at PinnacleHealth.

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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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