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

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

Dr. Vera Rosado-Odom is a specialist in adult infectious disease. She works in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Rosado-Odom is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Damas Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Rosado-Odom is professionally affiliated with Suncoast Medical Clinic.

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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 works as a pediatric infectious disease specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. She studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Messina takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is affiliated with All Children's Hospital.

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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's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parayath accepts. He attended the University of Kerala for medical school and subsequently trained at Boston VA Medical Center and Boston Medical Center for residency. Dr. Parayath (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Malayalam. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Alliant Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Infections

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

Dr. Nery Balcacer-Estevez works as an adult infectious disease specialist. Dr. Balcacer-Estevez's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. She graduated from Santo Domingo Institute of Technology. For her professional training, Dr. Balcacer-Estevez completed a residency program at Danbury Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Roopa Ganga works as an adult infectious disease specialist in Kenneth City, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Ganga's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Alliant Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. After completing medical school at J.J.M. Medical College, she performed her residency at Providence Hospital. She honors Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as 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 works as an adult infectious disease specialist in Kenneth City, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Her clinical interests include diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. Dr. Sarai is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha and then she performed her residency at Raritan Bay Medical Center and Montreal General Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Alliant Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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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' specialty is pediatric infectious disease. He is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital. Dr. Dumois is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Dumois trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Dumois 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 is a pediatric infectious disease specialist in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Rodriguez is conversant in Spanish. In her practice, she is particularly interested in immunization (preventive vaccines) and tuberculosis (TB). She is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Rodriguez attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine for medical school. She 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rodriguez include: 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 welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Immunization, Tuberculosis, Infections

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

Dr. Clinton Holder, who practices in Palmetto, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Holder attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Levenson's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. Areas of expertise for Dr. Levenson include shingles, hepatitis, and HIV/AIDS. He is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, Dr. Levenson completed his residency training at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Varsha Mohan Dandavate, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
5670 54th Avenue N; Ste A-1
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Varsha Dandavate is an adult infectious disease specialist. Dr. Dandavate (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi and Hindi. Dr. Dandavate's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Alliant Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. She attended medical school at the University of Mumbai and L.T. Municipal Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at Grant Medical College & Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals and Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dandavate honors.

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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. Patients gave Dr. Elliott an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Dr. Elliott is professionally 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. Cynthia Anne Mayer, DO
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
3050 1st Avenue S
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Cynthia Mayer's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. She studied medicine at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, 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. David Michael Berman, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
601 5th Street S, Suite 504; Department 6580070421
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. David Berman is a physician who specializes in pediatric infectious disease. He studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Berman's training includes a residency program at Schneider Children's Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Berman average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is 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 is a hospitalist and adult infectious disease specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Kenneth City, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Kalra (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Alliant Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. After completing medical school at Veer Surendra Sai Medical College and Hospital and Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial Medical College, Raipur, Dr. Kalra performed his residency at Prince George's Hospital Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

Dr. Francisco Gomez practices adult infectious disease in Mount Dora, FL and Kenneth City, FL. His clinical interests encompass lumbar puncture. He accepts Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gomez obtained his medical school training at the University of Antioquia Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He is 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.