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Dr. Rahul Anand, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
80 South Main Street; Suite 204
Middletown, CT
 

Dr. Rahul Anand is a Middletown, CT physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. Dr. Anand is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Temple University Hospital and Chicago Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Middlesex Hospital.

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Dr. Lavanya Jitendranath, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
80 S Main Street
Middletown, CT
 

Dr. Lavanya Jitendranath is a physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. She studied medicine at Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Jitendranath is affiliated with Middlesex Hospital.

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Dr. Alina Filozov, DO
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
80 S Main Street
Middletown, CT
 

Dr. Alina Filozov is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. Before completing her residency at Westchester Medical Center, Dr. Filozov attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Filozov is affiliated with Middlesex Hospital.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Adult Infectious Disease
28 Crescent Street
Middletown, CT
 

Dr. Himal Lal practices hospital medicine (hospitalist) and adult infectious disease. Dr. Lal obtained his medical school training at the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He takes Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Middlesex Hospital.

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Dr. Eugene Michael Ciccone, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
40 Mountain Laurel Drive
Middletown, CT
 

Dr. Eugene Ciccone is an adult infectious disease specialist in Middletown, CT, Willimantic, CT, and New Britain, CT. Dr. Ciccone (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ciccone include infections. He is affiliated with Windham Hospital. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New Britain General Hospital. Dr. Ciccone is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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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.