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

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

Dr. Rakesh Patel's specialty is pediatric infectious disease. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Dr. Patel attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Patel has an open panel.

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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. Dr. Popa is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS. Her training includes a residency program at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. She is affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital.

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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 specializes in adult infectious disease and practices in York, PA. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Curley attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. Dr. Arunkumar is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Arunkumar attended medical school at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute. Dr. Arunkumar trained at PinnacleHealth for residency. Dr. Arunkumar's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is a specialist in adult infectious disease. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parakhoodi accepts. Before performing his residency at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore, Dr. Parakhoodi attended Central America Health Sciences University, Belize Medical College for medical school. He is affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, WellSpan Medical Group, and WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Parakhoodi welcomes new patients.

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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.