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We found 6 infectious disease providers who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1477 near The Villages, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
10250 Se 167th Place Road; Suite 5-1
Summerfield, FL
 

Dr. Madiha Syed's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Syed attended medical school at Allama Iqbal Medical College.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
910 Old Camp Road; Suite 130
The Villages, FL
 

Dr. Hemwattie Jaimangal is an adult infectious disease specialist in The Villages, FL. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jaimangal is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Adult Infectious Disease
1580 Santa Barbara Boulevard
The Villages, FL
 

Dr. Melchor Madarang is a physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. He graduated from Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. Dr. Madarang's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Harford Memorial Hospital and Union Hospital Health System.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1576 Bella Cruz Drive; Suite 336
The Villages, FL
 

Dr. Pranthipa Laowansiri works as an adult infectious disease specialist in Clermont, FL and The Villages, FL. She is affiliated with South Lake Hospital. After attending Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Laowansiri 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.

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Dr. Sheila Gillikin, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
910 Old Camp Road; Suite 130
The Villages, FL
 

Dr. Sheila Gillikin specializes in adult infectious disease and practices in The Villages, FL. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
10250 Se 167th Place Road; Suite 5-1
Summerfield, FL
 

Dr. Rey Rivera is an adult infectious disease specialist. He graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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.