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We found 10 infectious disease providers who accept Bronze Compass 4200 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 takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Messina trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She is professionally 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 is a specialist in adult infectious disease. Before completing his residency at Boston VA Medical Center and Boston Medical Center, Dr. Parayath attended medical school at the University of Kerala. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Parayath (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Malayalam. He is 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 an adult infectious disease specialist in Kenneth City, FL, Tampa, FL, and Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Ganga attended J.J.M. Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Providence Hospital for residency. She is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Alliant Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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

Dr. Carina Rodriguez works as a pediatric infectious disease specialist in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Her areas of expertise include immunization (preventive vaccines) and tuberculosis (TB). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Rodriguez graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Her distinctions 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 speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Rodriguez welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Immunization, Tuberculosis, Infections

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

Dr. Cynthia Mayer's specialty is adult infectious disease. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Mayer studied medicine at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. She speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Clinton Holder is a specialist in adult infectious disease. He works in Saint Petersburg, FL, Tampa, FL, and Palmetto, FL. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Holder attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. 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 works as a pediatric infectious disease specialist. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is affiliated with All Children's Hospital. Dr. Berman is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Schneider Children's Hospital, Dr. Berman attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.

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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 practices adult infectious disease. After completing medical school at the University of Mumbai and L.T. Municipal Medical College, she performed her residency at Grant Medical College & Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals and Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Dandavate (or staff) speaks Marathi and Hindi. Dr. Dandavate is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Alliant Hospital, and Mease Countryside 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's medical specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist) and adult infectious disease. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Prince George's Hospital Center, Dr. Kalra attended medical school at Veer Surendra Sai Medical College and Hospital and Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial Medical College, Raipur. In addition to English, Dr. Kalra (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Alliant Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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

Dr. Shirley Jankelevich, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric infectious disease. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to 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.