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We found 5 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 specializes in adult infectious disease and practices in Middletown, CT. He is professionally affiliated with Middlesex Hospital. He attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Anand's residency was performed at Temple University Hospital and Chicago Medical School. He accepts 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 an adult infectious disease specialist. She is affiliated with Middlesex Hospital. She honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Jitendranath attended medical school at Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences.

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

Dr. Alina Filozov is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. Dr. Filozov is affiliated with Middlesex Hospital. She is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at Westchester Medical Center for residency. Dr. Filozov takes Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Himal Lal is a hospitalist and adult infectious disease specialist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Lal attended the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences for medical school. Dr. Lal is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Middlesex Hospital.

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Dr. Eugene Michael Ciccone, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
40 Mountain Laurel Drive
Middletown, CT
 

Dr. Eugene Ciccone works as an adult infectious disease specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Ciccone (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. He is especially interested in infections. He is professionally affiliated with Windham Hospital. He attended Ross University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New Britain General Hospital for residency. Dr. Ciccone takes 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.