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

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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. Patients gave her an average rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, herpes, and tropical diseases. Dr. Agarwal accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, Dr. Agarwal performed her residency at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Agarwal (or staff) is conversant in 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 pediatric infectious disease specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gellady 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 is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gellady's education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. His 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 physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. Dr. Sundaresh studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. He completed his residency training at Bergen Regional Medical Center and Jersey Shore University Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 works as an adult infectious disease specialist in Safety Harbor, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Tampa, FL. Dr. Jones is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at Albert Einstein Healthcare Network for her residency. In addition to English, she speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Jones is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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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.
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