We found 41 infectious disease providers who accept Aetna near Bellaire, TX.

Dr. Philip Carl Iii Johnson III, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine, Adult Infectious Disease
6700 West Loop South; Suite 520
Bellaire, TX
 

Dr. Philip Johnson's areas of specialization are general practice, general internal medicine, and adult infectious disease. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Johnson include infections. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Johnson has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Clinical interests: Infections

Dr. Charles Derwin Ericsson, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Infectious Disease
6700 West Loop South; Suite 520
Bellaire, TX
 

Dr. Charles Ericsson's specialties are general practice and adult infectious disease. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Dr. Ericsson takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

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Clinical interests: Travel Medicine

Dr. Nizar Ali Dholakia, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
6560 Fannin; Suite 1640
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nizar Dholakia practices adult infectious disease in Houston, TX. After completing medical school at Sindh Medical College, Dr. Dholakia performed his residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. His clinical interests include prostate problems, warts, and aspiration pneumonia. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dholakia takes. Dr. Dholakia (or staff) speaks Urdu and Gujarati. Dr. Dholakia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Prosthetics, Cyst Aspiration, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Bursitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Luis Zeichner Ostrosky-Zeichner, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
6431 Fannin; Msb 2.112
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Luis Ostrosky is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. In his practice, Dr. Ostrosky focuses on infections. Dr. Ostrosky honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Clinical interests: Infections

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
4900 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Gathe specializes in adult infectious disease. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Gathe include HIV/AIDS. Dr. Gathe's professional affiliations include Park Plaza Hospital and Memorial Hermann. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Gathe is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: HIV/AIDS

Dr. Benjamin Lee Portnoy, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1200 Binz Street; Suite 1290
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Benjamin Portnoy is a specialist in adult infectious disease. He works in Houston, TX. Dr. Portnoy attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Clinical interests for Dr. Portnoy include HIV/AIDS. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Portnoy is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital.

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Clinical interests: HIV/AIDS, Infections

Dr. Karen Joan Vigil, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
6431 Fannin; Msb 2.112
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Karen Vigil's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Cayetano Heredia University for medical school, Dr. Vigil completed her residency training at Henry Ford Hospital.

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Dr. George G Burnazian, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Infectious Disease
1200 Binz; #530
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Burnazian is an internist and adult infectious disease specialist. Patients gave Dr. Burnazian an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Burnazian (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Romanian, and French. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital.

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Dr. Takehisa Ikeda, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
902 Frostwood Drive; Suite 279
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Takehisa Ikeda is a pediatric infectious disease specialist in Houston, TX. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ikeda's education and training includes medical school at St. George's, University of London and St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Ikeda (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Japanese.

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Dr. Bonnie Marie Word, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bonnie Word practices pediatric infectious disease. She studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Children's National Medical Center. Dr. Word honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Rodrigo Hasbun, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
6700 West Loop South; Suite 520
Bellaire, TX
 

Dr. Rodrigo Hasbun is an adult infectious disease specialist in Houston, TX and Bellaire, TX. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA. He obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Central America and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Hasbun is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Dr. Gloria Patricia Heresi-Milad, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
6431 Fannin
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gloria Heresi's medical specialty is pediatric infectious disease. She is affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Before completing her residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Heresi attended medical school at the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Heresi is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Anthony Richard Flores, MPH, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
1102 Bates Avenue; Suite 1150
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Anthony Flores is a pediatric infectious disease specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Flores is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. He graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Michael Lee Chang, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Chang sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is pediatric infectious disease. He is affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. Chang graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna HSA, and more.

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Dr. Victor Fainstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
Scurlock Tower, Suite 1540; 6560 Fannin
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Victor Fainstein is an adult infectious disease specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fainstein's areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), osteomyelitis, and urinary tract infection (UTI). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Fainstein is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Osteomyelitis, Consultation, Bone Infection, HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Urinary Tract ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
915 Gessner; Suite 785
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Akram Shakhashiro is a specialist in adult infectious disease. Clinical interests for Dr. Shakhashiro include diabetes, thyroid problems, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. Dr. Shakhashiro (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Cholesterol Problems

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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.