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We found 4 infectious disease providers who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueSelect Everyday Health Premier near Port Charlotte, FL.

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

Dr. Marianito Asperilla specializes in adult infectious disease. Dr. Asperilla's education and training includes medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and residency at Albany Medical Center. 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Dr. Karl Gebrael Damiani, MD
Specializes in Wound Care, Adult Infectious Disease
21205 Olean Boulevard; Suite A
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Karl Damiani's specialties are wound care and adult infectious disease. He practices in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. Dr. Damiani accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Damiani completed a residency program 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 specializes in adult infectious disease. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. 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. Edeoga graduated from the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences.

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

Dr. Tomasz Wazny is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. Dr. Wazny's professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. 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 Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and International and then he performed his residency at Edgewater Hospital.

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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.