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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 a specialist in adult infectious disease. She works in Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Ekaney's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Ekaney trained at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh.

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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' area of specialization is pediatric infectious disease. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. She graduated from Luis Razetti School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Rosas accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Obiageli Obijiofor's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. Dr. Obijiofor is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences. 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 practices general internal medicine and adult infectious disease. Dr. Aly studied medicine at Central America Health Sciences University, Belize Medical College. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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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 practices adult infectious disease in Sugar Land, TX. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Butler 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. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
225 Matlage Way; #1488
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sunita Gupta works as an adult infectious disease specialist in Sugar Land, TX, Houston, TX, and Katy, TX. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University, Dr. Gupta attended Kasturba Medical College for medical school. Her areas of clinical interest consist of sexually transmitted diseases (STds), osteomyelitis, and lyme disease. Dr. Gupta is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gupta is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Her 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)

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

Dr. Farheen Tariq's specialty is adult infectious disease. Dr. Tariq is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.