We found 4 infectious disease providers who accept BlueOptions near Davenport, FL.

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Dr. Sumalatha Gangina, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
Advanced Health Specialists
Davenport, FL
 

Dr. Sumalatha Gangina is a Davenport, FL physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. Before completing her residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Gangina attended medical school at St. John's Medical College. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Winter Haven Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in Infectious Disease, Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
2243 North Boulevard West
Davenport, FL
 

Dr. Malleswari Ravi's areas of specialization are infectious disease and hospital medicine (hospitalist); she sees patients in Davenport, FL and Jacksonville, FL. She is affiliated with Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine
40100 Us Highway 27
Davenport, FL
 

Dr. Muhammad Bhutta's area of specialization is infectious disease. Dr. Bhutta is professionally affiliated with Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Bhutta completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Adult Infectious Disease
280 Patterson Road; Suite 4
Haines City, FL
 

Dr. Adelor Zamora specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and adult infectious disease and practices in Haines City, FL and Davenport, FL. Dr. Zamora honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zamora's education and training includes medical school at St. Luke's College of Medicine, William H. Quasha Memorial and residency at Woodhull Medical Center. Dr. Zamora is affiliated with Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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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.