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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 is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. Her average rating from her patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, herpes, and tropical diseases. Dr. Agarwal is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Harlem Hospital Center. 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 specializes in pediatric infectious disease and practices in New Port Richey, FL and Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gellady include diabetes, cystic fibrosis (CF), and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Gellady is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Family Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Gellady attended medical school at New York Medical College. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Gellady has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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

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

Dr. Lily Jones is an adult infectious disease specialist. Before completing her residency at Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, Dr. Jones attended medical school at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jones honors. She speaks Vietnamese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Tropical Diseases, HIV/AIDS

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

Dr. Koravangala Sundaresh is an adult infectious disease specialist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and then went on to complete his residency at Bergen Regional Medical Center and Jersey Shore University 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.