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We found 4 infectious disease providers who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare All Copay near Wellington, FL.

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Dr. Enid Valerie Klauber Choephel, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Infectious Disease
214 Morrison Road; Suite 104
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Enid Klauber-Choephel is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. Her clinical interests include infections. Dr. Klauber-Choephel is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Klauber-Choephel obtained her medical school training at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed her residency at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland. She speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Infections

Dr. Derrick Daniel Thiel, DO
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
214 Morrison Road; Suite 104
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Derrick Thiel's specialty is adult infectious disease. In his practice, he is particularly interested in infections. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Thiel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Thiel attended Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Infections

Dr. Jose Emilio Vasquez, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
214 Morrison Road; Suite 104
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Jose Vasquez is a specialist in adult infectious disease. He works in Brandon, FL and Tampa, FL. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Cayetano Heredia University and residency at Henry Ford Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Vasquez speaks Spanish. Dr. Vasquez is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Dr. Jose Ramon Prieto Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
214 Morrison Road; Suite 104
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Jose Prieto is a specialist in adult infectious disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Prieto average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prieto honors. Dr. Prieto graduated from Ponce School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Prieto trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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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.