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

Dr. Sunita Gupta is a specialist in adult infectious disease. She works in Sugar Land, TX, Houston, TX, and Katy, TX. Dr. Gupta's areas of expertise consist of sexually transmitted diseases (STds), osteomyelitis, and lyme disease. She is in-network 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 welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Irene Ekaney is an adult infectious disease specialist. She 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. Ekaney graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Ekaney completed a residency program at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. She is professionally affiliated with 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 specializes in general internal medicine, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and adult infectious disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Aly graduated from Central America Health Sciences University, Belize Medical College. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: HIV/AIDS

Dr. Obiageli Clare Obijiofor, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
16659 Southwest Freeway; Suite 371
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Obiageli Obijiofor is a Sugar Land, TX physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. She graduated from the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Obijiofor accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 specializes in adult infectious disease and practices in Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Butler studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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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. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and 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.
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