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We found 10 infectious disease providers who accept United Healthcare Compass 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 practices pediatric infectious disease in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Messina is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and residency 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 an adult infectious disease specialist in Kenneth City, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Alliant Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Parayath accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending the University of Kerala for medical school, he completed his residency training at Boston VA Medical Center and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Parayath (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Malayalam.

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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, who practices in Kenneth City, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. Her education and training includes medical school at J.J.M. Medical College and residency at Providence Hospital. She honors Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ganga's professional 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
800 6th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Carina Rodriguez, who practices in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric infectious disease. She graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rodriguez include immunization (preventive vaccines) and tuberculosis (TB). She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Rodriguez speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. She is accepting 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, who practices in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mayer attended medical school at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Mayer is affiliated with 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 specializes in adult infectious disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Holder 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). His 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 specializes in adult infectious disease and practices in Kenneth City, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. She is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Alliant Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Dandavate accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Dandavate (or staff) speaks the following languages: Marathi and Hindi.

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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 sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialty is pediatric infectious disease. Dr. Berman is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Schneider Children's Hospital's residency program. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 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. Dr. Berman 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's areas of specialization are hospital medicine (hospitalist) and adult infectious disease. In addition to English, Dr. Kalra (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Alliant Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He is a graduate of Veer Surendra Sai Medical College and Hospital and Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial Medical College, Raipur and a graduate of Prince George's Hospital Center's residency program. Dr. Kalra honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Shirley Jankelevich is a pediatric infectious disease specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jankelevich accepts.

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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.