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

Dr. Marianito Asperilla is a physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then he performed his residency at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center and Albany Medical Center. Dr. Asperilla's 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 works as an adult infectious disease specialist. Dr. Edeoga takes 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 Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences. His professional 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 is a specialist in wound care and adult infectious disease. He works in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. Dr. Damiani is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He completed his residency training at Staten Island University Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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

Dr. Tomasz Wazny practices adult infectious disease. Dr. Wazny is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and International. He completed his residency training at Edgewater Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His hospital/clinic 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.
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