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We found 18 infectious disease providers who accept BlueOptions Essential 1419 near Saint Petersburg, FL.

Dr. Denisse Denisse Balcacer-Estevez, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1700 66th Street N.; Suite #510
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nery Balcacer-Estevez practices adult infectious disease in Saint Petersburg, FL. She is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Dr. Balcacer-Estevez attended Santo Domingo Institute of Technology for medical school and subsequently trained at Danbury Hospital for residency. Dr. Balcacer-Estevez speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Blood Tests, Consultation, Infections, Counseling Services

Dr. Vera Marie Rosado-Odom, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
620 10th Street N.
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Vera Rosado-Odom's specialty is adult infectious disease. Dr. Rosado-Odom speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Suncoast Medical Clinic. She attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Rosado-Odom's residency was performed at Damas Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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. Krishnan Eravi Parayath, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
5670 54th Avenue N; Ste A-1
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Krishnan Parayath is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. He graduated from the University of Kerala and then he performed his residency at Boston VA Medical Center and Boston Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parayath takes. Dr. Parayath (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Malayalam. Dr. Parayath is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Alliant Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Infections

Dr. Roopa Ganga, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
5670 54th Avenue N; Ste A-1
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Roopa Ganga is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. Dr. Ganga is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Alliant Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. She graduated from J.J.M. Medical College and then she performed her residency at Providence Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Abey Sarai, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
5670 54th Avenue N; Ste A-1
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Abey Sarai's specialty is adult infectious disease. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. Dr. Sarai's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Alliant Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. She studied medicine at T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha. For her professional training, Dr. Sarai completed residency programs at Raritan Bay Medical Center and Montreal General Hospital. She is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Herpes, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, Shingles, Skin Issues, Alzheimer's Disease, Hepatitis, ... (Read more)

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. Carina Adriana Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
800 6th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Carina Rodriguez sees patients in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Her medical specialty is pediatric infectious disease. Her areas of expertise include immunization (preventive vaccines) and tuberculosis (TB). She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rodriguez takes. Her practice is open to new patients. She attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Rodriguez has received professional recognition including the following: Member, Society for Pediatric Research; Young Investigator Award, 13th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections; and Fellow in Training Travel Scholarship Award, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Dr. Rodriguez speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Immunization, Tuberculosis, Infections

Dr. Jeffrey Ronald Levenson, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1700 66th Street N; Suite 510
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Levenson is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. In Dr. Levenson's practice, he is particularly interested in shingles, hepatitis, and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Levenson is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Burns, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Shingles, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cynthia Anne Mayer, DO
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
3050 1st Avenue S
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Cynthia Mayer is a specialist in adult infectious disease. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended medical school at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Mayer speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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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. Varsha Mohan Dandavate, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
5670 54th Avenue N; Ste A-1
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Varsha Dandavate is a physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Dandavate obtained her medical school training at the University of Mumbai and L.T. Municipal Medical College and performed her residency at Grant Medical College & Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals and Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. Dr. Dandavate (or staff) speaks Marathi and Hindi. Dr. Dandavate's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Alliant Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Consultation, Suprapubic ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Wilson Elliott, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
3251 3rd Avenue N; Room 125
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Brian Elliott is an adult infectious disease specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Elliott's clinical interests: diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Dr. Elliott is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Herpes, Diabetes, Sexual Dysfunction, Shingles, HIV/AIDS, Geriatric ... (Read more)

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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Dr. Lalit Kalra, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Adult Infectious Disease
5670 54th Avenue N; Ste A-1
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Lalit Kalra works as a hospitalist and adult infectious disease specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Kenneth City, FL. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kalra's education and training includes medical school at Veer Surendra Sai Medical College and Hospital and Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial Medical College, Raipur and residency at Prince George's Hospital Center. Dr. Kalra (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Kalra is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Alliant Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
5670 54th Avenue North; Suite 1-a
Kenneth City, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Gomez specializes in adult infectious disease. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gomez include lumbar puncture. He is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Antioquia Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He is professionally affiliated with Northside Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Consultation, Lumbar Puncture, Counseling Services

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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.