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We found 5 infectious disease providers who accept United Healthcare Gold HMO near Port Charlotte, FL.

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

Dr. Nandini Kiri is an adult infectious disease specialist in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. Dr. Kiri's average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Her professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She graduated from Indira Gandhi Medical College and then she performed her residency at Union Memorial Hospital.

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

Dr. Marianito Asperilla's specialty is adult infectious disease. Dr. Asperilla graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. For his professional training, Dr. Asperilla completed a residency program at Albany Medical Center. He is in-network for 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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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
21205 Olean Boulevard; Suite A
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Ndubuisi Edeoga's medical specialty is adult infectious disease. He is a graduate of the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Edeoga takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with 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 an adult infectious disease specialist and wound care specialist in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Damiani takes. For his professional training, Dr. Damiani completed a residency program at Staten Island University Hospital. He is 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's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and International. Dr. Wazny's residency was performed at Edgewater Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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.