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Dr. Mitchell Blass

Infectious Disease
Atlanta, GA
30 years experience male

Locations

Georgia Infectious Diseases, PC

Atlanta, GA

Address

5673 Peachtree-Dunwoody Road, Suite 600, Atlanta, GA, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 830am - 430pm
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Fax

4042560040

Insurances accepted

Blue cross blue shield

Medicaid

First Health PPO

Aetna

Cigna

World Travel Care, LLC

Atlanta, GA

About

Bio

Mitchell A. Blass, MD Medical School Emory University School of Medicine 1988-1992 Internship, Residency and Infectious Diseases Fellowship Emory University School of Medicine 1992-1999 Chief Resident of Internal Medicine Crawford Long Hospital of Emory University 1995-1996 Staff Physician Saint Josephs Hospital Atlanta, GA 1999 to present Northside Hospital Atlanta, GA 1999 to present

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Infectious Disease

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Blass
Infectious Disease 30 years experience
No: Our bodies are full of bacteria and most are note bad at all. Fecal mater has hundreds of thousands of bacteria, all of which serve a purpose. Howev... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Blass
Infectious Disease 30 years experience
MSSA: Most likely a staph, perhaps mssa or MRSA depending on the community.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Blass
Infectious Disease 30 years experience
From a litter box: The parasite, toxoplasma is excreted in the stool of healthy appearing house cats. It can be acquired from a task as simple as changing a litter box ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Blass
Infectious Disease 30 years experience
Need more info : To give an answer to your question more information is needed. Did you recently start medications to treat hiv, then the answer is after about 1-2 mo... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Blass
Infectious Disease 30 years experience
Not uncommon: There are many people who are not allergic to a class of medications, but tolerate some macrolides better than others.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Blass
Infectious Disease 30 years experience
Yes: Most patients who take biaxin (clarithromycin) have some mild to moderate gastrointestinal upset. Alcohol will likely increase an upset stomach. Add... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Blass
Infectious Disease 30 years experience
Yes: It is readily available at your pharmacy.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Blass
Infectious Disease 30 years experience
Yes and no: In general typhoid is transmitted through ingestion of a contaminated water or food product, not sexually. Always remember never say always or never.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Blass
Infectious Disease 30 years experience
Blood culture please: Most of the time viridans group streptococcus in the urine is of no importance, it is not usually the root cause of a UTI and often a contaminant. Ho... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Blass
Infectious Disease 30 years experience
So many things: There are literally hundreds of possibilities, if you have fever that persists despite antipyretics such as tylenol, (acetaminophen) or additional sym... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Blass
Infectious Disease 30 years experience
37.5 C = fever: If your temperature is above 37.5°c, you may have what is described as a fever of uncertain origin, fuo, if so please seek the attention of a physicia... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Blass
Infectious Disease 30 years experience
Some may: There are many antibiotic that are cleared through the liver, some are cleared trough the kidney.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Blass
Infectious Disease 30 years experience
Not likely but,: It will more likely than not cause your stomach to be upset.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Blass
Infectious Disease 30 years experience
Antifungal: While technically, Fluconazole is an antifungal agent, one might consider antibacterial agents, antiviral agents and antifungal agents all to be antib... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Blass
Infectious Disease 30 years experience
Many are: In fact many are highly contagious. Please be extra precarious with hand hygiene around individuals that are suffering with diarrhea.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Blass
Infectious Disease 30 years experience
See your doctor: Unfortunately, the answer to this question could include so many problems that could effect both mother and an unborn child. You should really see yo... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Blass
Infectious Disease 30 years experience
Bad idea: Some sexually transmissible diseases may appear to have resolved, but cause terrible problems years later. Syphilis is the great imitator and can do ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Blass
Infectious Disease 30 years experience
Most of the time: In general a culture is the best way to know if you are on the right antibiotic.
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Blass
Infectious Disease 30 years experience
No in general: As a general matter, individuals allergic to Doxycycline are likely also allergic to minocycline.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Blass
Infectious Disease 30 years experience
A long time: Most patients have a viral like illness at the time of infection followed by months or years without any symptoms what so ever. If you have placed yo... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Blass
Infectious Disease 30 years experience
It can : In general repeated episodes of epididymitis can lead to fertility problems. Please see your doctor to be tested for gc and chlamydia.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Blass
Infectious Disease 30 years experience
No: Most states only require HIV and syphilis testing, not testing for hsv. If you want to be tested for hsv, you will likely have to specifically ask yo... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Blass
Infectious Disease 30 years experience
Not likely: I can't think of a reason for symptoms of a UTI to be associated with eating. In general, fever, frequency, burning and a foul odor are the primary... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Blass
Infectious Disease 30 years experience
Yes: Syphilis however is the great imitator and can do just about anything. Please consult your doctor to look at any sore, painful or otherwise, and plea... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Blass
Infectious Disease 30 years experience
Yes: Always remember never say always or never. Certainly labs can accidentally mishandle a specimen. A culture, if positive, is good evidence of hsv inf... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Blass
Infectious Disease 30 years experience
See your doctor: In general, hpv the cause of genital warts, can be acquired from oral genital contact and can lead to cancers of the throat and larynx. There is noth... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Blass
Infectious Disease 30 years experience
Yes, but...: Yes, but don't forget to take your Valtrex (valacyclovir) and to use a condom.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Blass
Infectious Disease 30 years experience
Very short half life: In general Ampicillin and it's derivatives have a very short half life and if one stops taking the medicine, it will be out of ones system in a matter... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Blass
Infectious Disease 30 years experience
Yes, in general: For the most part Amoxicillin and its derivatives are fairly safe during pregnancy. No antibiotics are 100% safe, and Ampicillin is class b. Tha... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Blass
Infectious Disease 30 years experience
It depends: It all depends on what is being treated. Flagyl in general used to treat certain bacteria, and not others. It is not useful for staph or strep, but ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Blass
Infectious Disease 30 years experience
Digestive enzymes: Some people also lack the enzymes to digest certain products. That could also be a potential cause of your discomfort.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Blass
Infectious Disease 30 years experience
Oral ingestion: As disgusting as it sounds, most gastroenteritis is contracted through oral-fecal contamination of the food or water we ingest.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Blass
Infectious Disease 30 years experience
Yes, but: Most pharyngitis infections however are group a streptococcal, not staph. That is in general.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Blass
Infectious Disease 30 years experience
Vaccination: There is currently an hpv vaccination that is available and given to many children. As a 30 year old adult, i personally do not prescribe it.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Blass
Infectious Disease 30 years experience
Get a stool test: In order to accurately treat a diarrheal illness one must first and foremost know the cause. Is it salmonella? E coli? A parasite, all of which have... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Blass
Infectious Disease 30 years experience
May forget your meds: My biggest concern is not a drug interaction, i worry that you will neglect to take your medication.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Blass
Infectious Disease 30 years experience
It depends: Hopefully, you have had CMV before your pregnancy. It can be dangerous to an unborn child if a woman acquires CMV while she is pregnant. Fortunately... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Blass is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Blass is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Feb 14, 2015
I heart this doctor!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! umm i have an throat inf for 5 day can i die?
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Emory University School of Medicine, GA
Graduated 1992MD

Residency

Emory UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Infectious Disease Specialist , First Place, Georgia - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Northside hospital
St josephs hospital
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