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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 practices adult infectious disease in Middletown, CT. Dr. Jitendranath is professionally affiliated with Middlesex Hospital. She graduated from Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences. She 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's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. He attended Maulana Azad Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Temple University Hospital and Chicago Medical School. Dr. Anand takes Medicare insurance. He is 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, who practices in Middletown, CT, is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. Before performing her residency at Westchester Medical Center, Dr. Filozov attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. She accepts Medicare insurance. She is professionally 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 practices hospital medicine (hospitalist) and adult infectious disease. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He 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. Dr. Lal is affiliated with Middlesex Hospital.

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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 physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. His clinical interests encompass infections. Before completing his residency at New Britain General Hospital, Dr. Ciccone attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Ciccone is an in-network provider 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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