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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. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Benjamin takes. Dr. Benjamin graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Benjamin completed a residency program at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Benjamin is professionally affiliated with 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. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health. Dr. Laham obtained his medical school training at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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. Dr. Akhter (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. She is affiliated with Orlando Health. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Akhter completed her residency training at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Akhter accepts 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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Dr. Aixa Curbelo-Irizarry, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1012 Lucerne Terrace
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Aixa Curbeloirizarry is an Orlando, FL physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. She attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ochsner Medical Center for residency. Dr. Curbeloirizarry 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. She 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 is an adult infectious disease specialist in Orlando, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health. Dr. Robbins studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Robbins honors 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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Dr. Roberto Rojas Rojas-Diaz, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1012 Lucerne Terrace
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Roberto Rojas-Diaz is a physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Rojas-Diaz is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health. He attended medical school at Higher Institute of Medical Sciences of Havana. For his professional training, Dr. Rojas-Diaz completed a residency program at Jersey City Medical Center. Dr. Rojas-Diaz 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. Jose Alberto Giron, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
4401 S Orange Avenue; Suite 118
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Jose Giron practices adult infectious disease in Orlando, FL. Dr. Giron 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. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Giron is conversant in Spanish. He is 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. Dr. Hsu accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center.

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

Dr. Alejandro Villegas specializes in pediatric infectious disease and practices in Orlando, FL. Dr. Villegas accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at Miami Children's Hospital, Dr. Villegas attended the University of Valle for medical school. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally 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 is an adult infectious disease specialist. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Rodriguez speaks Spanish. She is 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 is an Orlando, FL physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. Dr. Licitra is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Licitra (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian.

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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. She is a graduate of Kuban State Medical University. Dr. Klochko honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She speaks Russian. Dr. Klochko is affiliated with Orlando VA Medical Center and Orlando Health.

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

Dr. Antonio Crespo is a specialist in adult infectious disease. Dr. Crespo is a graduate of Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Albert Einstein Healthcare Network's residency program. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Dr. Ashley Thomas, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1012 Lucerne Terrace
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Ashley Thomas' specialty is adult infectious disease. Dr. Thomas (or staff) is conversant in German and French. Dr. Thomas is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health. After attending the University of Zurich Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Orlando Health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1400 S Orlando Avenue; 205
Winter Park, FL
 

Dr. Javier Tello, who practices in Winter Park, FL and Kissimmee, FL, is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. Dr. Tello's average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tello accepts. He is a graduate of Cayetano Heredia University and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1012 Lucerne Terrace
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Asim Jani is a specialist in adult infectious disease. He works in Orlando, FL. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Jani 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.