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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
2020 Oakley Seaver Drive; Suite 1
Clermont, FL
 

Dr. Paul Harrington works as an adult infectious disease specialist in Clermont, FL. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Harrington graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He is affiliated with South Lake Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
2020 Oakley Seaver Drive; Suite 1
Clermont, FL
 

Dr. Patrick Fairchild is a specialist in adult infectious disease. He is affiliated with South Lake Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Fairchild accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
2020 Oakley Seaver Drive; Suite 1
Clermont, FL
 

Dr. Panthipa Laowansiri is an adult infectious disease specialist. Dr. Laowansiri takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is a graduate of Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center's residency program. She is professionally affiliated with South Lake Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
2020 Oakley Seaver Drive; Suite 1
Clermont, FL
 

Dr. Negia Lalane Del Castillo is a specialist in adult infectious disease. Dr. Lalane Del Castillo is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Ibero-American University (UNIBE) for medical school, she completed her residency training at Jacobi Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with South Lake 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.