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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
17240 Cortez Boulevard
Brooksville, FL
 

Dr. Naresh Menezes' specialty is adult infectious disease. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Menezes's professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Menezes attended medical school at St. John's Medical College and Bangalore University. He trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
17240 Cortez Boulevard
Brooksville, FL
 

Dr. Shereen Saba's specialty is adult infectious disease. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Saba honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Saba's professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
17240 Cortez Boulevard
Brooksville, FL
 

Dr. Vatsala Sastry's specialty is adult infectious disease. She is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Sastry accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She completed her residency training at Chicago Medical School. She is affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
17240 Cortez Boulevard
Brooksville, FL
 

Dr. Danish Siddiq is an adult infectious disease specialist. His education and training includes medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Siddiq is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville, Access Healthcare, and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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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.