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We found 13 infectious disease providers who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Safety Harbor, FL.

Dr. Katherine Gibbs Banull, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
3251 N Mcmullen Booth Road; Suite 104
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Katherine Banull practices adult infectious disease. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. Dr. Banull 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. She graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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Dr. Brent William Laartz, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 319
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Brent Laartz is a specialist in adult infectious disease. He works in Safety Harbor, FL and Tampa, FL. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Laartz attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school. His clinical interests include herpes, tropical diseases, and travel medicine. Dr. Laartz is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Herpes, Tropical Diseases, HIV/AIDS, Travel Medicine

Dr. Maria Jocelyn Jereza Carreon, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1121 Overcash Drive
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Maria Carreon works as an adult infectious disease specialist. Dr. Carreon is an in-network provider for Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and BlueOptions, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Kings County Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami, Dr. Carreon attended medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Infections

Dr. Lily N Jones, DO
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 319
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Lily Jones is an adult infectious disease specialist. Before completing her residency at Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, Dr. Jones attended medical school at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jones honors. She speaks Vietnamese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Tropical Diseases, HIV/AIDS

Dr. Sandeep Krishnakumar Pradhan, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1121 Overcash Drive
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Sandeep Pradhan sees patients in Dunedin, FL and Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is adult infectious disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital. Dr. Pradhan graduated from Kasturba Medical College and then he performed his residency at Graduate Hospital. He accepts Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and BlueOptions, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Niveditha Shankara Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
646 Virginia Street; 4th Floor
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Niveditha Reddy is an adult infectious disease specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Reddy include hospital care. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Reddy studied medicine at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. For her professional training, Dr. Reddy completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. In addition to English, Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Alliant Hospital, and BayCare Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 319
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Anil Chopra is an adult infectious disease specialist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chopra accepts. He trained at Chicago Medical School for residency. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Dr. Don H Bercuson, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1121 Overcash Drive
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Don Bercuson specializes in adult infectious disease. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Bercuson has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, geriatric health, and parkinson's disease. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and BlueOptions.

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Clinical interests: Parkinson's Disease, Diabetes, Shingles, HIV/AIDS, Geriatric Health

Dr. Todd Michael Groom, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 319
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Todd Groom works as an adult infectious disease specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Groom include herpes, tropical diseases, and hepatitis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Groom honors. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Groom's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Herpes, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Tropical Diseases, HIV/AIDS, Travel Medicine

Dr. Benjamin Charles Schaffer, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
2424 Enterprise Road; Enterprise I Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Benjamin Schaffer is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Schaffer has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. Schaffer is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group.

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Dr. Thomas Allan Hoffman Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1121 Overcash Drive
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Hoffman is a specialist in adult infectious disease. He works in Dunedin, FL and Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hoffman include infections. Dr. Hoffman is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Hoffman attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and more.

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Clinical interests: Infections

Dr. Murali Puthisigamani, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
646 Virginia Street; 4th Floor
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Murali Puthisigamani's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended Kasturba Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Puthisigamani's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
3135 State Rd 580; Suite 1
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Jeanette Cancel practices adult infectious disease. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She graduated from Ponce School of Medicine.

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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.