We found 4 providers with an interest in shingles and who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1418 near Tampa, FL.

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

Dr. Stanley Dennison specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. After attending Central University of the East School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. These areas are among Dr. Dennison's clinical interests: back pain, trigger point injections, and cancer. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Dennison is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, 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. Rizwanuddin Rizwanuddin Farooqi, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1919 W Swann Avenue; Floor 3
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Rizwanuddin Farooqi sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Farooqi include back pain, diabetes, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at St. Matthew's University School of Medicine. He trained at The Toledo Hospital for residency. Dr. Farooqi (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi.

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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 specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Newman's areas of expertise include the following: back pain, shingles, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He 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. He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Newman's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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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 specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Perez graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes, shingles, and retina surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Perez average 3.5 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. Perez accepts. In addition to English, he 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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