We found 29 infectious disease providers who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Essential near Orlando, FL.

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Dr. Alex Navarro Benjamin, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1012 Lucerne Terrace
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Alex Benjamin's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Benjamin attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Benjamin's professional affiliations include Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and Orlando Health.

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Dr. Federico Ricardo Laham, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
60 W Gore Street
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Federico Laham specializes in pediatric infectious disease and practices in Orlando, FL. Dr. Laham is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Laham attended medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Dr. Kauser Akhter, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1012 Lucerne Terrace
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Kauser Akhter is a specialist in adult infectious disease. She works in Orlando, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Akhter accepts. She attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. In addition to English, Dr. Akhter (or staff) speaks Urdu. She is affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Dr. Aixa Curbelo-Irizarry, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1012 Lucerne Terrace
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Aixa Curbeloirizarry is an adult infectious disease specialist in Orlando, FL. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Curbeloirizarry studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Curbeloirizarry completed a residency program at Ochsner Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Dr. Roberto Rojas Rojas-Diaz, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1012 Lucerne Terrace
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Roberto Rojas-Diaz works as an adult infectious disease specialist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rojas-Diaz attended Higher Institute of Medical Sciences of Havana and then went on to complete his residency at Jersey City Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rojas-Diaz is affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Specializes in Other, Adult Infectious Disease
22 West Lake Beauty Drive; Suite 104
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. William Robbins practices adult infectious disease in Orlando, FL. Dr. Robbins's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Orlando Health. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Robbins attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Alejandro Jordan Jordan Villegas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
60 W Gore Street
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Villegas is a medical specialist in pediatric infectious disease. He attended the University of Valle and then went on to complete his residency at Miami Children's Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Villegas speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Dr. Maria Del Mar Rodriguez Rosende, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1012 Lucerne Terrace
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Maria Rodriguez specializes in adult infectious disease. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Rodriguez attended medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Rodriguez completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Dr. Carmelo Mario Licitra, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1012 Lucerne Terrace
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Carmelo Licitra practices adult infectious disease in Orlando, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Licitra (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Licitra is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
4401 S Orange Avenue; Suite 118
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Jose Giron is an Orlando, FL physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Giron attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Giron completed a residency program at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Dr. Antonio Crespo, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1012 Lucerne Terrace
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Crespo is an adult infectious disease specialist in Orlando, FL. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Crespo completed his residency training at Albert Einstein Healthcare Network. In addition to English, Dr. Crespo speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
2501 N Orange Avenue; Suite 235
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Vincent Hsu is an adult infectious disease specialist in Orlando, 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. Dr. Hsu studied medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He trained at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center for his residency.

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Dr. Alena Y Klotchko, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1012 Lucerne Terrace
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Alena Klochko specializes in adult infectious disease and practices in Orlando, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Klochko speaks Russian. She is affiliated with Orlando VA Medical Center and Orlando Health. She is a graduate of Kuban State Medical University. She takes 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. Ashley Thomas, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1012 Lucerne Terrace
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Ashley Thomas is an Orlando, FL physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Thomas is a graduate of the University of Zurich Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Orlando Health. Dr. Thomas (or staff) speaks German and French. Dr. Thomas is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1012 Lucerne Terrace
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Asim Jani works as an adult infectious disease specialist in Orlando, FL. He is affiliated with Orlando Health. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jani graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1012 Lucerne Terrace
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Ewa Szczypinska is a specialist in adult infectious disease. She works in Orlando, FL. Dr. Szczypinska accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended Poznan University of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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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.