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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

Dr. Usha Agarwal sees patients in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL. Her medical specialty is adult infectious disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Agarwal average 2.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, herpes, and tropical diseases. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Agarwal takes. Before performing her residency at Harlem Hospital Center, Dr. Agarwal attended Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College for medical school. Dr. Agarwal (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, Sexual ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Michael Gellady, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
5323 Grand Boulevard
New Port Richey, FL

Dr. Andrew Gellady is a New Port Richey, FL physician who specializes in pediatric infectious disease. Before performing his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Gellady attended New York Medical College for medical school. His clinical interests include diabetes, cystic fibrosis (CF), and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). The average patient rating for Dr. Gellady is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Gellady's professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Family Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Mental Retardation, Circumcision, Allergies, Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Attention ... (Read more)

Dr. Koravangala Kv Sundaresh, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
5810 State Road 54
New Port Richey, FL

Dr. Koravangala Sundaresh is a New Port Richey, FL physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sundaresh attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. He trained at Bergen Regional Medical Center and Jersey Shore University Medical Center for residency.

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Dr. Lily N Jones, DO
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
8607 Easthaven Court; Suite 101
New Port Richey, FL

Dr. Lily Jones is a specialist in adult infectious disease. She works in Safety Harbor, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Tampa, FL. Her professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jones honors. Dr. Jones attended medical school at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her residency was performed at Albert Einstein Healthcare Network. Dr. Jones speaks Vietnamese.

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Clinical interests: Tropical Diseases, HIV/AIDS

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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.