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We found 38 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 sees patients in Houston, TX and Bellaire, TX. In his practice, Dr. Johnson focuses on infections. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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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 is a general practitioner and adult infectious disease specialist in Houston, TX and Bellaire, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ericsson attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. He is professionally 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 is an adult infectious disease specialist in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include prostate problems, warts, and aspiration pneumonia. Dr. Dholakia accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After attending Sindh Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Dr. Dholakia (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Gujarati. Dr. Dholakia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He is accepting 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 is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. On average, patients gave Dr. Portnoy a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in HIV/AIDS. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Portnoy's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: HIV/AIDS, Infections

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
4900 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Gathe's medical specialty is adult infectious disease. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Gathe include HIV/AIDS. He is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Gathe studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Gathe average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: HIV/AIDS

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

Dr. Karen Vigil is a physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. She studied medicine at Cayetano Heredia University. Her medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Vigil honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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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 specializes in adult infectious disease and practices in Houston, TX. He studied medicine at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include infections. Dr. Ostrosky is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Ostrosky is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Clinical interests: Infections

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

Dr. Rodrigo Hasbun practices adult infectious disease in Houston, TX and Bellaire, TX. Dr. Hasbun is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Central America. His residency was performed 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. 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. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Burnazian is a graduate of Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Burnazian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Romanian, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital.

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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. Patient reviews placed Dr. Word at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Children's National Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Word is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Takehisa Ikeda's medical specialty is pediatric infectious disease. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ikeda honors. Dr. Ikeda is a graduate of St. George's, University of London and St. George's University School of Medicine and a graduate of Nassau University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Ikeda (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Japanese.

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

Dr. Gloria Heresi is a pediatric infectious disease specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Heresi is affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Heresi's medical residency was performed at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

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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' specialty is pediatric infectious disease. Dr. Flores is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Michael Chang's area of specialization is pediatric infectious disease. Dr. Chang accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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

Dr. Akram Shakhashiro practices adult infectious disease in Houston, TX. In his practice, Dr. Shakhashiro focuses on diabetes, thyroid problems, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, Dr. Shakhashiro attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Shakhashiro (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Cholesterol Problems

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
9055 Katy Freeway; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alan Chapman is an adult infectious disease specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Chapman is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Chapman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Chapman studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Chapman trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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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.