We found 4 infectious disease providers who accept Humana Platinum near Cumming, GA.

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Dr. David Lester Dickensheets, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1100 Northside Forsythe Drive; Suite 250
Cumming, GA
 

Dr. David Dickensheets' specialty is adult infectious disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Dickensheets average 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dickensheets graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Roger Williams Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Atlanta Super Doctors. He is affiliated with WellStar North Fulton Hospital.

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Dr. Titu Dilip Das, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
6335 Hospital Parkway; Suite 310
Cumming, GA
 

Dr. Titu Das is a specialist in adult infectious disease. He graduated from Gandhi Medical College. He trained at Fairview Hospital for residency. Dr. Das has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Das's hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Healthcare and WellStar North Fulton Hospital.

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Dr. Daniel Christopher Ketterer, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
3060 Woodfield Way
Cumming, GA
 

Dr. Daniel Ketterer, who practices in Cumming, GA, Atlanta, GA, and Fayetteville, GA, is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. Dr. Ketterer is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ketterer takes.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1400 Northside Forsyth Drive; Suite 310
Cumming, GA
 

Dr. Madhavi Rayapudi is an adult infectious disease specialist in Cumming, GA. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Rayapudi takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, 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.
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