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We found 5 infectious disease providers who accept Aetna Gold $10 Copay Savings Plus HMO near Saint Petersburg, FL.

Dr. Allison Ford Messina, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
601 5th Street South; Department 7810
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Allison Messina is a pediatric infectious disease specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. She is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Messina obtained her medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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Dr. Juan Antonio Dumois III, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
601 5th Street S, Suite 504; Department 6580070421
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Juan Dumois' area of specialization is pediatric infectious disease. He is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Dumois takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Dr. Clinton Douglas Holder, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1955 1st Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Clinton Holder practices adult infectious disease in Palmetto, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Holder's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Dr. David Michael Berman, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
601 5th Street S, Suite 504; Department 6580070421
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. David Berman practices pediatric infectious disease in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Berman has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berman accepts. He obtained his medical school training at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Schneider Children's Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital.

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Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
601 5th Street S; Department 6941
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Shirley Jankelevich is a medical specialist in pediatric infectious disease. Dr. Jankelevich is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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.