Infectious Diseases

Specialists in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Communicable Disease

Infectious Disease 
Specialists

Infectious Disease Consultative Services

Infectious disease is a fascinating area of medicine that involves diagnosing and developing treatment plans that take into account the entirety of a patient’s condition while treating their specific needs. Our mission is to provide state-of-the-art infectious disease consultative services to our patients with compassionate, thorough, and prompt care. We aim to provide specialized expertise in treating the infections of today and preventing them for tomorrow.

Not every infectious disease requires the attention of an infectious diseases specialist. Your primary care physician can provide care for most infections, but in some cases, specialized expertise is needed to diagnose or manage specific infectious diseases. You might need to see an infectious disease specialist if you have:

  • An infection that is not responding to treatment
  • An immune system disorder or are taking medications that suppress the immune system
  • A serious or life-threatening infection
  • Have been traveling and have developed an illness

At our practices around Houston, we pride ourselves on staying up-to-date on the latest infectious disease management guidelines and strive to make sure our patients receive the highest quality of care. If you think you might need to see an infectious disease specialist, don’t hesitate to contact us—we’re here to help!

Ways to Schedule an Appointment

Conditions and Treatments

Conditions Our Specialists Diagnose and Treat

  • HIV/AIDS
  • Orthopedic Infections
  • Surgical Infections
  • Tropical Medicine
  • Infection Control
  • Immunizations/Vaccinations
  • Outpatient Infusion

If you are experiencing any of the above conditions, or if you suspect that you are experiencing symptoms of these conditions, reach out to a CLS infectious disease specialist today.

Infectious Disease Services in These Locations

South Belt 

11914 Astoria Blvd.,
Ste. 125
Houston, TX 77089

Webster

600 N. Kobayashi Rd.
Ste. 308
Webster, TX 77598

Galleria

4615 Southwest Fwy
10th Floor
Houston, TX 77027

 

Telfair (Sugar Land)

6514 US 90 ALT.,
Ste. 100
Sugar Land, TX 77498

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Infectious Disease Specialists

Joyce Johnsrud, MD

Joyce Johnsrud, MD

Infectious Disease

Telfair Clinic

Garabet Akoghlanian, MD

Garabet Akoghlanian, MD

Infectious Disease

Galleria Clinic

Sushma Singh, MD

Sushma Singh, MD

Hospitalist, Infectious Diseases

Telfair Clinic

Syed Hasan, MD

Syed Hasan, MD

Hospitalist, Infectious Diseases

South Belt Clinic

Mirza Baig, MD

Mirza Baig MD

Infectious Diseases

South Belt Clinic

Farheen Tariq, MD

Farheen Tariq, MD

Hospitalist, Infectious Disease

Webster Clinic

Madiha Ashraf, MD

Madiha Ashraf, MD

Infectious Diseases

Telfair Clinic, South Belt Clinic

Michelle Onorato, MD

Michelle Onorato, MD

Infectious Diseases

Webster Clinic

Harita Nyalakonda, MD

Harita Nyalakonda, MD

Infectious Diseases

South Belt Clinic

Bacel Nseir, MD

Bacel Nseir, MD

Infectious Diseases

Galleria Clinic

Johnnie Miller, NP

Johnnie Miller, NP

Hospitalist, Infectious Diseases

Webster Clinic

Husam Issa, MD

Husam Issa, MD

Hospitalist, Infectious Diseases

Webster Clinic

Vikas Jogi, MD

Vikas Jogi, MD

Infectious Diseases

South Belt Clinic, Webster Clinic

Mallika Kamana, MD

Mallika Kamana, MD

Infectious Diseases

Webster Clinic

Muhammad Farhan Khan, MD

Muhammad Farhan Khan

Infectious Diseases

South Belt Clinic

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When you choose to be cared for by CLS Health providers, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that all aspects of your care are coordinated. Using secure electronic medical records, your CLS Health primary care physicians and infectious disease specialists will have access to any test results or treatment plans. This seamless integration allows us to provide comprehensive, personalized care when you need it.

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Infectious Diseases FAQ

What type of infections may require an ID physician’s care?

An infectious disease physician is extensively trained in the diagnosis and treatment of non-surgical diseases in adults and specifically deals with the cure of infectious diseases. Infectious disease physicians care for patients with diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites; and even more severe conditions, such as AIDS and meningitis. They develop comprehensive treatment plans that cover the individualized needs of each patient. In addition, preventative methods that include immunizations are also advised. Your primary care physician may refer you to an infectious disease specialist if an infection is hard to control, and is associated with an unusually high fever. With more sophisticated diagnostic tools, specialist physicians can find out the cause of your infection and provide the best treatment available.

What information may be required when visiting an ID physician?

It is necessary to provide all previous medical records pertaining to your disease, including X-rays, laboratory readings, and immunization records. You should inform your infectious disease specialist regarding all current medications you are on and any specific allergies. The list of medications should include non-prescription medicines too.

What is the cause of infectious diseases? Do they spread from one person to another?

An infectious disease may be caused by pathogens, such as bacteria, viruses, parasites, and some kinds of fungi. These diseases range from common infections like cold, flu, sore throat, bronchitis, and laryngitis to more lethal illnesses like AIDS. These diseases are termed contagious if they spread easily from one person to another directly or indirectly. Viral infections are more contagious compared to bacterial infections. Based on the disease-causing microorganism, infectious diseases spread through airborne, blood-borne, insect-borne, food-borne, water-borne, and direct skin contact transmission.

What tests may be ordered by an ID specialist?

The infectious disease physician reviews your previous medical reports, including X-rays and laboratory reports with blood test reports and culture analyses. A physical examination may be performed to find evidence that helps to determine the cause of the problem. Often, laboratory tests to examine blood samples, other body fluids, or cultures taken from wounds may be ordered. A blood serum analysis may be ordered for antibody detection that suggests the type of infection present. In many cases, these advanced tests can explain the results of previous studies and thus help in making an accurate diagnosis.