We found 4 infectious disease providers who accept Medicare Advantage near Houston, TX.

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Dr. Benjamin Lee Portnoy, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1200 Binz Street; Suite 1020
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Benjamin Portnoy specializes in adult infectious disease and practices in Houston, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Portnoy include HIV/AIDS. Patient ratings for Dr. Portnoy average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Portnoy is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital.

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Clinical interests: HIV/AIDS, Infections

Dr. George G Burnazian, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Infectious Disease
1200 Binz Street; Suite 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. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital. He is a graduate of Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Burnazian is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
906 Wayside Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Elizabeth Ramos-Salazar, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. Dr. Ramos-Salazar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. She attended medical school at Cayetano Heredia University. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramos-Salazar takes.

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Dr. Coralia Nanina Mihu, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Unit 1460
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Coralia Mihu is a specialist in adult infectious disease. She works in Houston, TX. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Mihu attended medical school at Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.
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