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We found 15 infectious disease providers who accept Coventry 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 works as an adult infectious disease specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. Dr. Balcacer-Estevez takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Santo Domingo Institute of Technology and performed her residency at Danbury Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Juan Dumois' medical specialty is pediatric infectious disease. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dumois's education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is professionally affiliated with All Children's 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. Mudathiru Adekunle Buhari, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
5670 54th Avenue N; Suite 1a
Kenneth City, FL
 

Dr. Mudathiru Buhari's specialty is adult infectious disease. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Buhari takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Most Insurance Plans, and Humana. Dr. Buhari attended medical school at the University of Ibadan College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for his residency.

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

Dr. Abey Sarai practices adult infectious disease in Kenneth City, FL, Tampa, FL, and Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Sarai attended T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha for medical school and subsequently trained at Raritan Bay Medical Center and Montreal General Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sarai include diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. She accepts Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Her professional affiliations include 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. Jeffrey Ronald Levenson, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1700 66th Street; Suite 510
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Levenson is an adult infectious disease specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. He is especially interested in shingles, hepatitis, and HIV/AIDS. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Levenson studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Levenson's 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. Brian Wilson Elliott, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
3251 3rd Avenue N; Room 125
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Brian Elliott is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. Areas of expertise for Dr. Elliott include diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elliott honors. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Elliott trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville for his residency. He 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. 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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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
5670 54th Avenue North; Suite 1-a
Kenneth City, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Gomez is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. He is especially interested in lumbar puncture. Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gomez honors. After completing medical school at the University of Antioquia Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Gomez speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Consultation, Lumbar Puncture, Counseling Services

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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.