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

Dr. Alina Filozov practices adult infectious disease. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Filozov completed a residency program at Westchester Medical Center. She 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 an adult infectious disease specialist. She is professionally affiliated with Middlesex Hospital. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Jitendranath studied medicine at Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences.

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

Dr. Rahul Anand practices adult infectious disease. Dr. Anand takes Medicare insurance. After attending Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital and Chicago Medical School. He 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 pediatric infectious disease specialist. Dr. Pikora is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Her residency was performed at Children's Hospital Boston. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Disease Research and Maxwell Finland Award for Excellence in Infectious. Dr. Pikora is not currently accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Himal Lal is a hospital medicine (hospitalist) and adult infectious disease specialist. After attending the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Lal completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Middlesex Hospital and Inpatient Management Associates (IMA).

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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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