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We found 4 infectious disease providers who accept MyBlue Silver 1603 near Melbourne, FL.

Dr. Liliana Dora Gutierrez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
2290 W Eau Gallie Boulevard; Suite 205a
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Liliana Gutierrez is a pediatric infectious disease specialist in Melbourne, FL and Orlando, FL. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gutierrez is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health. She attended medical school at Cayetano Heredia University. Dr. Gutierrez trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. She 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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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1160 Broadband Drive
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. William Catena specializes in adult infectious disease. Dr. Catena is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
205 E Nasa Boulevard; Suite 200
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Barile is a specialist in adult infectious disease. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Barile attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
3040 N Wickham Road; Suite 2
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Zaw Htay practices adult infectious disease in Melbourne, FL. 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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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.