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Dr. Lavanya Jitendranath MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
80 S Main Street
Middletown, CT
(860) 358-6878; (860) 344-6878

Dr. Lavanya Jitendranath's medical specialty is adult infectious disease. She is affiliated with Middlesex Hospital. She studied medicine at Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Jitendranath accepts Medicare insurance.

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Rahul Anand MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
80 South Main Street
Middletown, CT
(860) 358-6878

Dr. Rahul Anand is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. He is professionally affiliated with Middlesex Hospital. He attended Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital and Chicago Medical School for residency.

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Dr. Alina Filozov DO
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
80 South Main Street
Middletown, CT
(860) 358-6878

Dr. Alina Filozov is an adult infectious disease specialist in Middletown, CT. Dr. Filozov studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency training at Westchester Medical Center. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. She is affiliated with Middlesex Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease, Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
28 Crescent Street
Middletown, CT
(860) 358-5322

Dr. Himal Lal works as a hospitalist and adult infectious disease specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Middlesex Hospital. 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 is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Eugene M Ciccone MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
40 Mountain Laurel Drive
Middletown, CT
(860) 345-2527; (860) 450-7471

Dr. Eugene Ciccone is a specialist in adult infectious disease. He works in Middletown, CT, Willimantic, CT, and New Britain, CT. Dr. Ciccone attended Ross University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New Britain General Hospital. He has indicated that his clinical interests include infections. He takes 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.
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