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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Farooqi include back pain, diabetes, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). Dr. Farooqi is in-network 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 completed his residency training at The Toledo Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Farooqi (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. He is affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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

Dr. Stanley Robert Dennison Jr., MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine, Vascular Surgery
1921 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Stanley Dennison is an anesthesiology, interventional pain medicine, and vascular surgery specialist in Tampa, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Dennison average 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include back pain, trigger point injections, and cancer. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Dennison is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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All Interests: Auto Injuries, Fibromyalgia, Shingles, Epidural Steroid Injection, Trigger Point Injections, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Thomas Newman is a neurologist in Tampa, FL. His average patient rating is 1.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Newman include back pain, shingles, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Newman honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4506 Wishart Place
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Don Perez is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Perez include 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 studied medicine at Central University of the East School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Perez is 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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