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

Dr. Lavanya Jitendranath specializes in adult infectious disease. She studied medicine at Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Jitendranath takes Medicare insurance. She is professionally affiliated with Middlesex Hospital.

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

Dr. Rahul Anand, who practices in Middletown, CT, is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Maulana Azad Medical College and performed his residency at Temple University Hospital and Chicago Medical School. Dr. Anand is professionally affiliated with Middlesex Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Himal Lal specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and adult infectious disease. He honors Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences, Dr. Lal performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Middlesex Hospital and Coatesville VA Medical Center.

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Eugene M Ciccone MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
40 Mountain Laurel Drive
Middletown, CT
(860) 345-2527; (860) 223-3331

Dr. Eugene Ciccone is a specialist in adult infectious disease. Dr. Ciccone has indicated that his clinical interests include infections. He attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ciccone trained 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.
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