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We found 7 infectious disease providers who accept Humana near Sugar Land, TX.

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

Dr. Irene Ekaney is an adult infectious disease specialist in Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Ekaney accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Howard University College of Medicine and performed her residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Dr. Maria-Isabel Rosas Garcia, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
15551 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, 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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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
16659 Southwest Freeway; Suite 371
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Obiageli Obijiofor is a physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. She is a graduate of the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Obijiofor takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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

Dr. Sarfraz Aly specializes in general internal medicine and adult infectious disease and practices in Sugar Land, TX and Cedar Park, TX. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Aly is a graduate of Central America Health Sciences University, Belize Medical College. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: HIV/AIDS

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

Dr. John Butler is an adult infectious disease specialist in Sugar Land, TX. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Butler's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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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 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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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1201 Creek Way Drive; Suite B
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Farheen Tariq is an adult infectious disease specialist in Sugar Land, TX. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tariq takes.

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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.