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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 is an adult infectious disease specialist in Summerfield, FL. Dr. Syed takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She studied medicine 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 a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. Dr. Jaimangal honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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

Dr. Melchor Madarang is a family medicine physician and adult infectious disease specialist. Dr. Madarang has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Harford Memorial Hospital and Union Hospital Health System. 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. He is a graduate of Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation.

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

Dr. Pranthipa Laowansiri is an adult infectious disease specialist. Dr. Laowansiri is professionally affiliated with South Lake Hospital. After completing medical school at Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Laowansiri takes.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. Dr. Gillikin takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to 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 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 Caribbean School of Medicine.

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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.