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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1425 S Osprey Avenue; Suite 1
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Julie Larkin, who practices in Sarasota, FL, is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. She attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. She is in-network 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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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1425 S Osprey Avenue; Suite 1
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Lenka Offner is an adult infectious disease specialist. 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. She studied medicine at International.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1425 S Osprey Avenue; Suite 1
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Krinsky is a physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. He takes 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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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1425 S Osprey Avenue; Suite 1
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Michael Milam specializes in adult infectious disease. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Milam has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1425 S Osprey Avenue; Suite 1
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Rishi Bhattacharyya is a specialist in adult infectious disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1425 S Osprey Avenue; Suite 1
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Sudha Tallapragada practices adult infectious disease. Dr. Tallapragada graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. She takes 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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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1425 S Osprey Avenue; Suite 1
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Vilma Vega is an adult infectious disease specialist. She is in-network 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
1231 N Tuttle Avenue
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Tanya Schreibman, who practices in Sarasota, FL, is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. Dr. Schreibman accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1425 S Osprey Avenue; Suite 1
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Manuel Gordillo's specialty is adult infectious disease. He 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.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1425 S Osprey Avenue; Suite 1
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Roberto Mercado practices adult infectious disease. Dr. Mercado 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.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1425 S Osprey Avenue; Suite 1
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Paruolo is an adult infectious disease specialist. Dr. Paruolo honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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.