We found 4 infectious disease providers who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver near Clermont, FL.

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

Dr. Paul Harrington specializes in adult infectious disease. Dr. Harrington is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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's specialty is adult infectious disease. Dr. Fairchild honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Georgetown University Hospital. 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. Panthipa Laowansiri works as an adult infectious disease specialist. She is professionally affiliated with South Lake Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Laowansiri attended medical school at Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine. She trained at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for residency.

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

Dr. Negia Lalane Del Castillo specializes in adult infectious disease and practices in Clermont, FL. Dr. Lalane Del Castillo accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Lalane Del Castillo attended medical school at Ibero-American University (UNIBE). She is 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.
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