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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
214 Morrison Road; Suite 104
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Jose Vasquez specializes in adult infectious disease. In his practice, he is particularly interested in infections. Dr. Vasquez honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Cayetano Heredia University. For his professional training, Dr. Vasquez completed a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Vasquez speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Infections

Dr. Derrick Daniel Thiel, DO
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
214 Morrison Road; Suite 104
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Derrick Thiel is an adult infectious disease specialist. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thiel honors. He obtained his medical school training at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Enid Valerie Klauber Choephel, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Infectious Disease
214 Morrison Road; Suite 104
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Enid Klauber-Choephel practices adult infectious disease in Brandon, FL. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include South Bay Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. Dr. Klauber-Choephel is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and a graduate of St. Joseph Mercy Oakland's residency program. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Klauber-Choephel accepts.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
214 Morrison Road; Suite 104
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Jose Prieto is an adult infectious disease specialist in Brandon, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Prieto speaks Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include chronic fatigue syndrome. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. He studied medicine at Ponce School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Patients gave Dr. Prieto an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Prieto honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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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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