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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. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Anand studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College. He completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital and Chicago Medical School. Dr. Anand is 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 an adult infectious disease specialist in Middletown, CT. Dr. Jitendranath is affiliated with Middlesex Hospital. She attended medical school at Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Alina Filozov's medical specialty is adult infectious disease. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Westchester Medical Center. 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, who practices in Waterbury, CT and Middletown, CT, is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and adult infectious disease. He is a graduate of the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Lal is professionally affiliated with Middlesex Hospital.

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Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
202 Old Mill Road
Middletown, CT

Dr. Cheryl Pikora is a specialist in pediatric infectious disease. After completing medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Dr. Pikora performed her residency at Children's Hospital Boston. She has received distinctions including Disease Research and Maxwell Finland Award for Excellence in Infectious. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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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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