We found 10 infectious disease providers who accept Bronze Compass 4200 near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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Dr. Varsha Mohan Dandavate, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
5670 54th Avenue N; Ste A-1
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Varsha Dandavate is an adult infectious disease specialist. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Dandavate studied medicine at the University of Mumbai and L.T. Municipal Medical College. Her residency was performed at Grant Medical College & Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals and Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. Dr. Dandavate (or staff) speaks Marathi and Hindi. Dr. Dandavate is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Alliant Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Dr. Carina Adriana Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
800 6th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Carina Rodriguez sees patients in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Her medical specialty is pediatric infectious disease. Dr. Rodriguez speaks Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: immunization (preventive vaccines) and tuberculosis (TB). She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Rodriguez obtained her medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rodriguez include: Member, Society for Pediatric Research; Young Investigator Award, 13th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections; and Fellow in Training Travel Scholarship Award, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Immunization, Tuberculosis, Infections

Dr. Cynthia Anne Mayer, DO
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
3050 1st Avenue S
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Cynthia Mayer's specialty is adult infectious disease. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Mayer speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and South Bay Hospital.

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Dr. Roopa Bhageshpur, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
5670 54th Avenue N; Ste A-1
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Roopa Ganga practices adult infectious disease in Kenneth City, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ganga takes. She is a graduate of J.J.M. Medical College and a graduate of Providence Hospital's residency program. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Alliant Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Dr. Salim Nassir Hamade, M.D., P.A., MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
4226 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Salim Hamade's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hamade honors. He speaks Arabic. Dr. Hamade is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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Dr. David Michael Berman, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
601 5th Street S, Suite 504; Department 6580070421
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. David Berman sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialty is pediatric infectious disease. He is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital. Before completing his residency at Schneider Children's Hospital, Dr. Berman attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Berman has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Allison Ford Messina, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
601 5th Street S, Suite 504; Department 6580070421
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Allison Messina's area of specialization is pediatric infectious disease. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Messina graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She is affiliated with All Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Krishnan Eravi Parayath, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
5670 54th Avenue N; Ste A-1
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Krishnan Parayath is an adult infectious disease specialist in Kenneth City, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of Kerala for medical school and subsequently trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. Dr. Parayath's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Alliant Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Dr. Lalit Kalra, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
5670 54th Avenue N; Ste A-1
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Lalit Kalra is an adult infectious disease specialist in Safety Harbor, FL, Kenneth City, FL, and Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Kalra takes 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 Veer Surendra Sai Medical College and Hospital and Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial Medical College, Raipur and a graduate of Prince George's Hospital Center's residency program. Dr. Kalra (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Alliant Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
601 5th Street S; Department 6941
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Shirley Jankelevich is a physician who specializes in pediatric infectious disease. Dr. Jankelevich takes 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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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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