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We found 5 infectious disease providers who accept Blue Choice near Katy, TX.

Dr. Carson Tan Lo, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1331 W Grand Parkway N; Suite 310
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Carson Lo is an adult infectious disease specialist. Dr. Lo (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Chinese. Dr. Lo's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), tropical diseases, and bursitis. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. His medical residency was performed at Makati Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Lo's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lo is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bursitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Osteomyelitis, Mouth Problems, Sinusitis, Lyme Disease, Wounds, ... (Read more)

Dr. Linda Siti Yancey, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1331 W Grand Parkway N; Suite 310
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Linda Yancey is a physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. Clinical interests for Dr. Yancey include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), osteomyelitis, and urinary tract infection (UTI). Dr. Yancey is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Before completing her residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Yancey attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yancey accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Yancey's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Skin Infection, Osteomyelitis, Consultation, Soft Tissue Problems, Lyme Disease, Bone Infection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maria-Isabel Rosas Garcia, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
21308 Provincial Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Maria-Isabel Rosas' specialty is pediatric infectious disease. Her professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. After attending Luis Razetti School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Rosas takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Dr. Jose Augusto Serpa Alvarez, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
21700 Kingsland; Suite 102
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Jose Serpa-Alvarez is a specialist in adult infectious disease. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at Cayetano Heredia University. Dr. Serpa-Alvarez accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Sunita Narendra Gupta, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
21715 Kingsland Boulevard; Suite 102
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Sunita Gupta is an adult infectious disease specialist. Her areas of expertise consist of sexually transmitted diseases (STds), osteomyelitis, and lyme disease. Dr. Gupta is affiliated with Houston Methodist. After attending Kasturba Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Osteomyelitis, Mouth Problems, Lyme Disease, Eye Problems, Bone Infection, HIV/AIDS, Sexually ... (Read 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.