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Infectious Diseases

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Our family medicine physicians have decades of experience diagnosing and treating a wide array of infectious diseases in children and adults, including everything from viral illnesses to parasitic diseases and fungal and bacterial infections. He also administers regular vaccinations and booster shots to proactively protect patients against the transmission of many infectious diseases, including but not limited to the flu, measles, mumps, tuberculosis, meningitis, pneumonia, shingles, whooping cough and the human papillomavirus (HPV).

Do not hesitate to call on us if you think that you or a family member may have contracted an infectious disease from an insect bite, contaminated food or water, a contagious person or other method of transmission so that we can accurately determine the source and whether antibiotics or other treatments are appropriate. Remember that improper use of antibiotics can lead to the development of drug-resistant strains of certain diseases, which is why our practitioners are very careful in this area.

Got Shots?

Below are some of the more common infectious diseases for which effective vaccines are available. For a complete list, visit the Centers for Disease Control website here. Give our office a call at 813.788.3582 to make sure you and/or your family members are up to date on your shots.

Modern Vaccines Can Protect Against:

  • Cervical cancer
  • Chickenpox
  • Diptheria
  • German measles (Rubella)
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Influenza
  • Measles
  • Meningitis
  • Mumps
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumococcal disease
  • Polio
  • Rabies
  • Shingles
  • Smallpox
  • Tetanus
  • Tuberculosis
  • Typhoid
  • Whooping cough
  • Yellow fever