We found 7 infectious disease providers who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Advantage Plus near Sugar Land, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
16659 Southwest Freeway; Suite 371
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Irene Ekaney, who practices in Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. Dr. Ekaney takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Ekaney completed a residency program at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Dr. Sarfraz Aly, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Adult Infectious Disease
1201 Creek Way Drive; Suite B
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sarfraz Aly's medical specialty is general internal medicine, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and adult infectious disease. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. He studied medicine at Central America Health Sciences University, Belize Medical College. Dr. Aly is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: HIV/AIDS

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
16659 Southwest Freeway; Suite 371
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Obiageli Obijiofor is a specialist in adult infectious disease. She works in Sugar Land, TX. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Obijiofor attended medical school at the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more.

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Dr. John Moser Butler, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
16659 Southwest Freeway; Suite 371
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. John Butler's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Butler graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
7474 S. Kirkwood Road; Suite 200 A
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jessica Khan is an adult infectious disease specialist. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Khan studied medicine at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine.

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Dr. Sunita Narendra Gupta, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
225 Matlage Way; #1488
Sugar Land, 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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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1201 Creek Way Drive; Suite B
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Farheen Tariq is a specialist in adult infectious disease. She works in Sugar Land, TX. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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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.