We found 4 infectious disease providers who accept Blue Choice near Katy, TX.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Lo include sinusitis (sinus infection), tropical diseases, and bursitis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lo takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and then went on to complete his residency at Makati Medical Center. Dr. Lo (or staff) speaks Filipino and Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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

Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1331 W Grand Parkway N; Suite 310
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Linda Yancey works as an adult infectious disease specialist. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Mayo Clinic. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. Dr. Yancey's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Skin Infection, Soft Tissue Problems, HIV/AIDS, Travel Medicine

Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
21715 Kingsland Boulevard; Suite 102
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Sunita Gupta practices adult infectious disease in Sugar Land, TX, Houston, TX, and Katy, TX. Dr. Gupta has a special interest in sexually transmitted diseases (STds), osteomyelitis, and lyme disease. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She graduated from Kasturba Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Gupta's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Jose Serpa-Alvarez is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Serpa-Alvarez studied medicine at Cayetano Heredia University. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Serpa-Alvarez is accepting new patients.

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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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