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We found 4 infectious disease providers who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold HMO near New Port Richey, FL.

Dr. Usha Agarwal MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
3543 Little Road; Suite B
Trinity, FL
(727) 846-9419

Dr. Usha Agarwal sees patients in New Port Richey, FL, Trinity, FL, and Tampa, FL. Her medical specialty is adult infectious disease. Dr. Agarwal is rated 1.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Agarwal include diabetes, herpes, and tropical diseases. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Agarwal graduated from Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College. She trained at Harlem Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Agarwal (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Dr. Andrew Michael Gellady MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
5323 Grand Boulevard
New Port Richey, FL
(727) 807-7800

Dr. Andrew Gellady's area of specialization is pediatric infectious disease. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, cystic fibrosis (CF), and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Gellady honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Gellady has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Family Medical Center.

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Dr. Lily N Jones DO
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
8607 Easthaven Court; Suite 101
New Port Richey, FL
(727) 669-6800; (727) 282-3292

Dr. Lily Jones is a specialist in adult infectious disease. She works in Safety Harbor, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Tampa, FL. She graduated from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Jones completed her residency training at Albert Einstein Healthcare Network. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jones speaks Vietnamese. Her professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Infectious Diseases, HIV, Tropical Medicine

Dr. Koravangala KV (V) Sundaresh MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
5810 State Road 54
New Port Richey, FL
(727) 845-3890

Dr. Koravangala Sundaresh practices adult infectious disease. Dr. Sundaresh graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. His training includes residency programs at Bergen Regional Medical Center and Jersey Shore University Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Clinical interests: Infectious Diseases


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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.