We found 4 infectious disease providers near Middletown, CT.

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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 specialist in adult infectious disease. He works in Middletown, CT. He is affiliated with Middlesex Hospital. After completing medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College, Dr. Anand performed his residency at Temple University Hospital and Chicago Medical School. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Lavanya Jitendranath, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
80 S Main Street
Middletown, CT
 

Dr. Lavanya Jitendranath is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. She honors Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Jitendranath is professionally affiliated with Middlesex Hospital.

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

Dr. Alina Filozov's specialty is adult infectious disease. She is professionally affiliated with Middlesex Hospital. Dr. Filozov is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Filozov trained at Westchester Medical Center for her residency.

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

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

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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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