We found 4 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 practices adult infectious disease. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), tropical diseases, and bursitis. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Lo honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from 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. In addition to English, Dr. Lo (or staff) speaks Filipino and Chinese. Dr. Lo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is open to 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, who practices in Katy, TX and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), osteomyelitis, and urinary tract infection (UTI). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Yancey's education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at Mayo Clinic. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. Dr. Yancey's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Jose Serpa-Alvarez is an adult infectious disease specialist. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from Cayetano Heredia University. Dr. Serpa-Alvarez accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Serpa-Alvarez is open to 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 a physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), osteomyelitis, and lyme disease. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Gupta attended medical school at Kasturba Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Gupta completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Gupta is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes 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.