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We found 40 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. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. In his practice, Dr. Johnson focuses on infections. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He 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 specializes in general practice and adult infectious disease and practices in Houston, TX and Bellaire, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ericsson attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. Dr. Ericsson is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dholakia include prostate problems, warts, and aspiration pneumonia. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Dr. Dholakia attended medical school at Sindh Medical College. Dr. Dholakia (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Gujarati. Dr. Dholakia's professional 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. Benjamin Lee Portnoy, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1200 Binz Street; Suite 1290
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Benjamin Portnoy practices adult infectious disease in Houston, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He has a special interest in HIV/AIDS. Dr. Portnoy's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Portnoy obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Portnoy has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Dr. Vigil accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Cayetano Heredia University and then she performed her residency at Henry Ford Hospital.

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

Dr. Luis Ostrosky practices adult infectious disease. His areas of expertise include infections. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Dr. Ostrosky accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Ostrosky attended medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Infections

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
4900 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Gathe's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Gathe include HIV/AIDS. Dr. Gathe is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gathe accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: HIV/AIDS

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

Dr. Bonnie Word specializes in pediatric infectious disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Word average 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Word attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Children's National Medical Center for residency. She is professionally 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. Dr. Hasbun takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Autonomous University of Central America for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine and adult infectious disease and practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Burnazian (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Romanian, and French. Dr. Burnazian's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital. He graduated from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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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. Dr. Ikeda (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Japanese. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Dr. Ikeda studied medicine at St. George's, University of London and St. George's University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ikeda trained at Nassau University Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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

Dr. Gloria Heresi is a specialist in pediatric infectious disease. She works in Houston, TX. She is affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heresi takes.

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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 sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is pediatric infectious disease. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Flores graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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

Dr. Michael Chang is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in pediatric infectious disease. Dr. Chang is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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

Dr. Akram Shakhashiro is a physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. In his practice, Dr. Shakhashiro focuses on diabetes, thyroid problems, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shakhashiro takes. In addition to English, Dr. Shakhashiro (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Alan Jesse Chapman Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
9055 Katy Freeway; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alan Chapman is an adult infectious disease specialist in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. Patients rated Dr. Chapman highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Clinical interests: Consultation, HIV/AIDS

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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.