We found 3 providers with an interest in shingles and who accept BlueOptions Essential Health S1401 near Tampa, FL.

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Dr. Rizwanuddin Mohammed Farooqi, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1919 W Swann Avenue; Floor 3
Tampa, FL

Dr. Rizwanuddin Farooqi works as a family practitioner in Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Farooqi include back pain, diabetes, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). He 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 St. Matthew's University School of Medicine. Dr. Farooqi's training includes a residency program at The Toledo Hospital. Dr. Farooqi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and BayCare Medical Group.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Shingles, Skin Issues, Back Pain, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Joint Injections

Dr. Thomas Michael Newman, MD
Specializes in Neurology
2816 W Virginia Avenue
Tampa, FL

Dr. Thomas Newman is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. His education and training includes medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Newman's clinical interests include back pain, concussion, and bell's palsy. Patient ratings for Dr. Newman average 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Newman takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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All Interests: Auto Injuries, Dementia, Shingles, Attention Deficit Disorder, Back Pain, Alzheimer's Disease, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4506 Wishart Place
Tampa, FL

Dr. Don Perez specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Tampa, FL. Dr. Perez has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has a special interest in diabetes, shingles, and retina surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Perez speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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All Interests: Retina Problems, Laser Surgery, Diabetes, Shingles, Retina Surgery



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What is Shingles?

Shingles is an infection that is characterized by painful rashes. It can occur anywhere in the body, but it most commonly appears on one side of the torso as a stripe of red rashes. Other symptoms include itchiness, fluid-filled blisters that break open, fever, and fatigue. Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which is the same virus responsible for chickenpox. If you had chickenpox as a child, the virus stays inside your body and may reappear as shingles later in life, especially when your immune system is not strong enough to fight the virus. Shingles most often affects people over 50, and the risk of getting the disease rises with age.

A person who has shingles can pass it onto others who have not had chickenpox if they get in direct contact with the open sores of the rash. As a precaution, you should avoid contact with pregnant women or newborns if you have shingles. While there is no cure for this disease, medications may help reduce pain and speed up the healing process. Bathing with cool water and applying cool compresses on your rashes and blisters can temporarily relieve itchiness.

A shingles vaccine is available for people who are 50 or older. The vaccine is given as a single injection containing a live virus, so you should not get the vaccine if your immune system is weak. Getting vaccinated does not guarantee total protection against shingles, but it will likely decrease the severity of the disease.

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