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We found 114 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. Dr. Woc-Colburn is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Woc-Colburn accepts. She attended Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for residency. She is conversant in Spanish.

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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 an adult infectious disease specialist. He is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Viola is a graduate of Maimonides University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Viola has received the distinction of 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's medical specialty is adult infectious disease. Dr. Shelburne takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received distinctions including 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 areas of specialization are general practice, general internal medicine, and adult infectious disease. He has a special interest in infections. Dr. Johnson is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Johnson is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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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 is an adult infectious disease specialist. Her education and training includes medical school at Cayetano Heredia University and residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Cahuayme-Zuniga accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally 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 is a specialist in adult infectious disease. He works in Houston, TX. He is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Chemaly takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Staten Island University Hospital, Dr. Chemaly attended medical school at Saint Joseph University of Beirut. Dr. Chemaly has received the following distinctions: Recognition for Act++ Project, MDACC Office of Performance Improvement; Best Doctor, US News Health; and Top Doctor, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.

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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 an adult infectious disease specialist. Dr. Granwehr graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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

Dr. Sheldon Kaplan's specialty is pediatric infectious disease. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaplan accepts. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Kaplan's medical residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 is a general practitioner, general internist, and adult infectious disease specialist in Cleveland, TX, Houston, TX, and Bellaire, TX. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Aisenberg attended the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine for medical school. 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 is 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 is a medical specialist in pediatric infectious disease. Dr. Vallejo graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vallejo is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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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's specialties are pediatric infectious disease and general pediatrics. He practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Kline accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kline completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Kline has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist.

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Dr. Gail Josephine Demmler-Harrison, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gail Demmler-Harrison specializes in pediatric infectious disease. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Demmler-Harrison's education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Demmler-Harrison's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric infectious disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. King takes. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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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 sees patients in Houston, TX and Bellaire, TX. His medical specialties are general practice and adult infectious disease. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Ericsson completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ericsson accepts.

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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 and practices in Houston, TX. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He 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. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Okhuysen performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Okhuysen 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.

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

Dr. Nizar Dholakia is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. These areas are among his clinical interests: prostate problems, warts, and aspiration pneumonia. Dr. Dholakia takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After completing medical school at Sindh Medical College, he performed his residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Dr. Dholakia (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.