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

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

Dr. Alina Popa is a physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. Her training includes a residency program at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS. Dr. Popa 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. His professional affiliations include WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Curley's practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Curley attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Rakesh Patel's medical specialty is pediatric infectious disease. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Patel graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Patel trained at Morristown Memorial Hospital. He speaks Gujarati. His professional affiliations include WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Patel 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 is an adult infectious disease specialist in York, PA. Dr. Arunkumar takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Arunkumar attended medical school at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute. For Dr. Arunkumar's professional training, Dr. Arunkumar completed a residency program at PinnacleHealth. Dr. Arunkumar is professionally affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Arunkumar's office for an appointment.

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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 an adult infectious disease specialist. He is affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, WellSpan Medical Group, and WellSpan York Hospital. After attending Central America Health Sciences University, Belize Medical College for medical school, Dr. Parakhoodi completed his residency training at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is open to 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.