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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's specialty is adult infectious disease. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Portnoy is especially 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. Dr. Portnoy graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 works as an internist and adult infectious disease specialist. Dr. Burnazian (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Romanian, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Burnazian is a graduate of Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Burnazian is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
906 Wayside Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Elizabeth Ramos-Salazar is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. Dr. Ramos-Salazar attended medical school at Cayetano Heredia University. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. Her professional affiliations include 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
 

Dr. Coralia Mihu is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. Dr. Mihu is a graduate of Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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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.