We found 3 providers with an interest in shingles and who accept United Healthcare Gold near Gainesville, FL.

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Cheri Nicole Adgerson MD
Specializes in Dermatology, Internal Medicine
1601 S.w. Archer Road
Gainesville, FL

Dr. Cheri Adgerson specializes in dermatology (skin disorders) and practices in Gainesville, FL. Her areas of expertise include the following: alopecia areata, basal cell carcinoma, and contact dermatitis. Dr. Adgerson's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. She attended Penn State College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , Shingles

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Cellulitis, Atopic Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Rosacea, Scabies, S ... (Read more)

Dr Maria Isabel LongoImedio MD
Specializes in Dermatology
2000 Sw Archer Road; 3rd Floor
Gainesville, FL

Dr. Maria Longo-Imedio is a dermatologist. She is a graduate of Complutense University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include alopecia areata, basal cell carcinoma, and contact dermatitis. Dr. Longo-Imedio is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Longo-Imedio is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , Shingles

All Interests: Psoriasis, Dermatomyositis, Vitiligo, Cellulitis, Atopic Dermatitis, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Contact D ... (Read more)

Anna Debenedetto MD
Specializes in Dermatology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL

Dr. Anna Debenedetto is a Gainesville, FL physician who specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). These areas are among Dr. Debenedetto's clinical interests: alopecia areata, basal cell carcinoma, and contact dermatitis. She is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). She is a graduate of The G. d'Annunzio University. She 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.

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Relevant Interests: , Shingles

All Interests: Psoriasis, Dermatomyositis, Vitiligo, Cellulitis, Atopic Dermatitis, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Contact D ... (Read more)

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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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