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We found 5 infectious disease providers who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions near Port Charlotte, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
3390 Tamiami Trail; 101
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Nandini Kiri specializes in adult infectious disease and practices in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Dr. Kiri is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She is a graduate of Indira Gandhi Medical College and a graduate of Union Memorial Hospital's residency program.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
3300 Tamiami Trail; Suite 102a
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Marianito Asperilla is an adult infectious disease specialist in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. For his residency, Dr. Asperilla trained at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center and Albany Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Specializes in Wound Care, Adult Infectious Disease
21205 Olean Boulevard; Suite A
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Karl Damiani sees patients in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. His medical specialties are wound care and 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. Damiani honors. He completed his residency training at Staten Island University Hospital. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
21205 Olean Boulevard; Suite A
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Ndubuisi Edeoga is a physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. He studied medicine at the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Edeoga is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
21205 Olean Boulevard; Suite A
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Tomasz Wazny specializes in adult infectious disease. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and International. Dr. Wazny's residency was performed at Edgewater Hospital. 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. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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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.