We found 5 infectious disease providers near Middletown, CT.

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Dr Alina Filozov DO
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
Average rating 2.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
80 South Main Street; Suite 204
Middletown, CT

Dr. Alina Filozov specializes in adult infectious disease and practices in Middletown, CT. Dr. Filozov is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at Westchester Medical Center for her residency. She is professionally affiliated with Middlesex Hospital.

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Dr Lavanya Jitendranath MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
80 South Main Street; Suite 204
Middletown, CT

Dr. Lavanya Jitendranath works as an adult infectious disease specialist. She is professionally affiliated with Middlesex Hospital. She takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Jitendranath is a graduate of Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences.

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Rahul Anand MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
80 South Main Street; Suite 204
Middletown, CT

Dr. Rahul Anand specializes in adult infectious disease. He attended Maulana Azad Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Temple University Hospital and Chicago Medical School. Dr. Anand honors Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Middlesex Hospital.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Adult Infectious Disease
28 Crescent Street
Middletown, CT

Dr. Himal Lal, who practices in Waterbury, CT and Middletown, CT, is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and adult infectious disease. He accepts Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Lal attended the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences for medical school. Dr. Lal is professionally affiliated with Middlesex Hospital and Inpatient Management Associates (IMA).

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Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
202 Old Mill Road
Middletown, CT

Dr. Cheryl Pikora's area of specialization is pediatric infectious disease. She attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital Boston for residency. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Disease Research and Maxwell Finland Award for Excellence in Infectious. Dr. Pikora is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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.
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