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 works as an adult infectious disease specialist in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. Dr. Kiri is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before performing her residency at Union Memorial Hospital, Dr. Kiri attended Indira Gandhi Medical College for medical school. She is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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

Dr. Marianito Asperilla is a specialist in adult infectious disease. Dr. Asperilla is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He trained at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center and Albany Medical Center for residency. Dr. Asperilla 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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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
21205 Olean Boulevard; Suite A
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Ndubuisi Edeoga, who practices in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL, is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. He is a graduate of the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Edeoga 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. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. For his residency, Dr. Damiani trained at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Damiani 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 is an adult infectious disease specialist in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. Dr. Wazny is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and International and then went on to complete his residency at Edgewater Hospital. He accepts 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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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.