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We found 4 infectious disease providers who accept BlueCare All Copay 1565 near Brandon, FL.

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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 is an adult infectious disease specialist in Brandon, FL and Tampa, FL. She has a special interest in infections. Dr. Klauber-Choephel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, she performed her residency at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with 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 in Brandon, FL and Tampa, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Thiel speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Thiel include infections. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Thiel attended Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Infections

Dr. Jose Emilio Vasquez, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
214 Morrison Road; Suite 104
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Jose Vasquez is an adult infectious disease specialist in Brandon, FL and Tampa, FL. He is affiliated with 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. Vasquez honors. After attending Cayetano Heredia University for medical school, Dr. Vasquez completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Jose Ramon Prieto Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
214 Morrison Road; Suite 104
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Jose Prieto is an adult infectious disease specialist in Brandon, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Prieto has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Ponce School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital.

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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.