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Dr. Benjamin Lee Portnoy MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1200 Binz Street; Suite 1020
Houston, TX
(713) 524-8700

Dr. Benjamin Portnoy's medical specialty is adult infectious disease. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Portnoy include HIV/AIDS. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Portnoy honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Portnoy attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Portnoy is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital.

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Clinical interests: HIV, Infectious Disease, HIV, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine

Dr. George Burnazian MD
Specializes in Primary Care, Adult Infectious Disease
1200 Binz Street; Suite 530
Houston, TX
(713) 527-5626

Dr. George Burnazian's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and adult infectious disease; he sees patients in Houston, TX. Patient reviews placed Dr. Burnazian at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burnazian takes. He is a graduate of Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. In addition to English, Dr. Burnazian (or staff) speaks Spanish, Romanian, and French.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
906 Wayside Drive
Houston, TX
(281) 587-8777

Dr. Elizabeth Ramos-Salazar works as an adult infectious disease specialist in Houston, TX. She studied medicine at Cayetano Heredia University. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramos-Salazar is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Dr. Coralia Nanina Mihu MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Unit 1460
Houston, TX
(832) 530-4159; (713) 444-1202

Dr. Coralia Mihu is an adult infectious disease specialist. Dr. Mihu is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. She studied medicine at Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more.

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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.