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We found 115 infectious disease providers who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Choice near Bellaire, TX.

Dr. Laila Eugenia Woc-Colburn, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1790 Dryden Road; Ms:bcm620, Ste 06.12
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Laila Woc-Colburn is an adult infectious disease specialist. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Woc-Colburn speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Education, Tropical Diseases, HIV/AIDS

Dr. George Michael Viola, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Unit 1460
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Viola is a specialist in adult infectious disease. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is a graduate of Maimonides University School of Medicine and a graduate of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center's residency program. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Viola accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Dr. Samuel Ainslie Iii Shelburne III, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Unit 1460
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Samuel Shelburne, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Shelburne's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His distinctions include: Outstanding Research Award, Baylor College of Medicine; Baylor Graduate Medical Education Resident Teaching Award, Baylor College of Medicine; and Outstanding Clinical Research Award, Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Shelburne is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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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 specialties are general practice, general internal medicine, and adult infectious disease. He practices in Houston, TX and Bellaire, TX. His clinical interests encompass infections. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Dr. Johnson takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Infections

Dr. Lizbeth Janice Cahuayme-Zuniga, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
6560 Fannin Street; 1540
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lizbeth Cahuayme-Zuniga works as an adult infectious disease specialist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cahuayme-Zuniga takes. Dr. Cahuayme-Zuniga studied medicine at Cayetano Heredia University. She completed her residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Cahuayme-Zuniga is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures, Infections

Dr. Roy Fouad Chemaly, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Box 402
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Roy Chemaly works as an adult infectious disease specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Chemaly takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended Saint Joseph University of Beirut and then went on to complete his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. He has received distinctions including Recognition for Act++ Project, MDACC Office of Performance Improvement; Best Doctor, US News Health; and Top Doctor, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. Dr. Chemaly is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Dr. Bruno Palma Granwehr, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1400 Pressler Street; Unit 1460
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bruno Granwehr is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. He is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. After attending the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Granwehr honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Dr. Sheldon Lee Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sheldon Kaplan specializes in pediatric infectious disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kaplan completed a residency program at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Community Health Issues, Antibiotics

Dr. Gabriel Marcelo Aisenberg, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine, Adult Infectious Disease
6700 West Loop South; Suite 520
Bellaire, TX
 

Dr. Gabriel Aisenberg's areas of specialization are general practice, general internal medicine, and adult infectious disease. Dr. Aisenberg is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Clinical interests: Medical Education

Dr. Jesus Guadalupe Vallejo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jesus Vallejo's specialty is pediatric infectious disease. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Vallejo attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Clinical interests: Myocarditis, Clinical Trials, Infections, Sepsis

Dr. Mark Wendel Kline, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease, General Pediatrics
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mark Kline works as a pediatric infectious disease specialist and pediatrician. Dr. Kline is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Katherine Yudeh King, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
1102 Bates Avenue; Suite 1150
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Katherine King's specialty is pediatric infectious disease. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. King accepts.

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

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

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Clinical interests: Travel Medicine

Dr. Pablo C Okhuysen, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
6431 Fannin; Msb 2.112
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Pablo Okhuysen specializes in adult infectious disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Okhuysen trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. He has received the following distinctions: Teacher of the Year Award, Infectious Diseases Fellows MDACC/BCM; Dean's Excellence Award, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston; and Teacher of the Year Award. Dr. Okhuysen is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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

Dr. Nizar Dholakia practices adult infectious disease. Clinical interests for Dr. Dholakia include prostate problems, warts, and aspiration pneumonia. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. 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 foreign languages: Urdu and Gujarati. Dr. Dholakia's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Benjamin Portnoy's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. Dr. Portnoy speaks Spanish. He is especially interested in HIV/AIDS. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Portnoy is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: HIV/AIDS, Infections

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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.