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Dr. Chirag Vasa

Infectious Disease
Astoria, NY
28 years experience male

Locations

Chirag V. Vasa, MD

Astoria, NY

Address

25-75 34th street, Astoria, NY
Directions

Practice website

Fax

7187213434

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Affinity Health Plan

Amerigroup

Cigna

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

Group Health Incorporated (GHI)

Neighborhood Health Plan

United HealthCare Insurance Company

Office

Astoria , NY

About

Bio

Practicing Infectious diseases physician since 2002. Providing out patient Travel vaccines and consultations for various Infectious disease and HIV medicine. Providing education for Infection control practice. Practicing infectious Disease consultant at Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens, New York.

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Infectious Disease

Internal Medicine

Doctor Q&A

152 Answers
292 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A member asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
Liver: It is inflammation or infection of liver. Caused by viral, bacterial, parasite, autoimmune or drug related.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
HAART: Only way to prevent aids progression is to take haart ( anti HIV medication ) . See infectious disease physician . There is new data that earlier the ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
Pyelonephritis : If you have associated pyelonephritis - infections leads to kidney involvement - than it may take longer time to respond. Make sure mic level of abx a... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
Infection: This may be simple bacterial infection vs std's . You should be seen by your physician for exact diagnosis.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
Neither one: If you have persistent cough , you need to be evaluated thoroughly to find the cause of cough. Both antibiotics can work at some extent community acqu... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
Not : Biting of nail is not good habit overall. Not likely to cause appendicitis.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
See doctor: You may have abscess or boil , need to be seen by doctor. Culture of fluid and appropriate treatment is necessary.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
Muscle ache: This may be muscle ache which may be due to severe cough, or inflammation , should see your physician to make sure nothing is serious.
A 79-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
C diff PCR : You may be need c diff pcr test if you suspecting c. Diff , which is more sensitive , you should see your physician to evaluate for loose stool. As t... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
Blood : This may be due to upper GI bleeding, need to be seen by doctor to rule out GI bleed or some other etiology.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
Stool exam: People always has some concerns about parasites or worm passing in stool , this is happen when person travel back from developing country . Most impor... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
Yes : Yes any inflammatory process in any part of body is painful and needs appropriate treatment for that , any otc anti inflammatory helpful for pain , it... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
Type of HPV: Only type of hpv will let you know that you have high risk or low risk
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
Ingrow nail : Need to be seen to podiatry surgeon. Due to ingrown nail you getting infection , pain.May need partial or complete removal of nail.Ask podiatry surgeo... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
Needs evaluation: You may need to seen by physician and need detail examination and laboratory study . There are several immunological disorder that needs to address . ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
Bronchitis: You have probably airway reactive due to bronchitis most likely due to virus vs bacterial etiology , need to be seen by your doctor.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
Needs to see doctor : You may need to be seen by your physician for detailed examination and history to come on conclusion
A member asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
See doctor: This may be MRSA infection , or other etiology to consider. Various other immunological and infectious disease including std to be rule out , best adv... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
Not significant: Coagulate negative staph in normal host is without any significance. If person has prosthetic implant in body, pacemaker , hd catheter, or any other d... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
Need evaluation : Your concern of scabies can be rule out by examination by dermatologist , have skin scrapping for scabies can be done. Other etiology to be look into ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
Boil: This may be boil , small abscess , or other etiology , need to seen by gynecologist
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
Symtomps: It is up to inflammatory markers you can tell is there local infection , means redness , pus, tenderness , fever.Blood stream infection make you more ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
Needs information: Here which std you are talking about ? Any std needs to be diagnose and treated adequately. Without sex unlikely to get std, unless blood / genital fl... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
Need exam: Your question needs to be answer by your physician after having proper physical exam .See your physician.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
Check yourself: You should be seen by your doctor to be rule out any immunocompromised condition like dm . Some time frequent antibiotics can leads to frequent yeast ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
Depends: First of all establish diagnosis is important . Three bacteria, is this culture proven? Mostly surface culture may be contaminant . If there is ulcer ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
See doctor: This is serious condition, it may be MRSA abscess or some immunological disease that associated with abscess , better you see your doctor.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
Sore throat : It varies from asymptomatic to sore throat , ulcer , pharyngitis , tonsillitis , tongue ulcer . Need to be seen by doctor
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
See doctor: You have cough associated with fever, if only few days than may be simple URI or viral illness, if you have longer than need investigation and chest x... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
No help: This will not help. Vaginal douches not helpful , any kind of. Please see your physician for proper treatment
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
See doctor : In spite of you are young you should see your doctor , you have normal bm so take is good. Still need to find out what is the cause of pain. Physical ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
Nice question : Parhophysiology of both disease is different , progression of both disease depends on host factor , as HIV is now treatable and mange very well. The o... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
See GYN: There are several possibility including std, and extroverted uterus , need full exam and history with your doctor , particularly gyn.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
No: No you cannot get HIV with what you describe.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
Check : It is better you both should be check for HIV as your partners sexual partners history you don't have it, whenever doubt make sure to rule out and alw... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
Yes: Yes you should see doctor for lymph node enlargement , i don't think that it is related due to mono.
A male asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
Depends: Hiv symptoms varies. From asymptomatic to various symptoms . General symptom may be in beginning of acquisition of disease like mono. Than recurrent p... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
Check for HIV : He needs to be check for HIV by blood test . More important is to check cause of lymph node enlargement , he needs to be seen by physician, there are ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
Yes: If you do not have any contraindications than you should get it, medicare part d covers cost of vaccine !
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
See doctor: You and your partner both need evaluation with doctor. Needs physical exam and several tests.
A member asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
Yes : Yes needs to find out what is cause of fever and rule out any non infectious cause too!
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
Varies: Hiv disease symptoms varies from asymptomatic to symptomatic , depends on immune status and associated opportunistic infections. Early stage there is ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
Investigation : You may need further investigation of stool study with proper physical exam to come on conclusion . This may be infectious vs inflammatory diarrhea . ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
Infection: Yea you have infection than proper treatment in form of antibiotics, expectorant or other treatment may be needed . Cramps may be due to weakness, inf... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
Yes: Bcg vaccine is not helpful 100%. www.cdc.gov/tb/publications/.../bcg.htm.you may get information from this cdc website.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
Needs more work up : Needs more work up to rule out any other atypical organism.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
Yes: I think your fatigue may not be related lumber puncture itself but may be due to ? Viral etiology or due to the reason LP done. Post LP mostly headach... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
Needs immediate atte: This condition needs to be take care immediately, depending on abscess, size, cause, other associated factor you need mostly both approach together , ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 28 years experience
Unlikely: Unlikely cause bleeding , unless have other etiology , this is to be taken seriously and to be advised by gastroenterologist

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Vasa is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Vasa is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I saw my doctor 2 wks ago she ruled it out as sinus infection when checking the lymph nodes around the neck. I had a runny left nostril.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank you but is this contagious because both my daughter and i were at his house over night. I dobt want either of us to be infected
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank u Dr, i did hiv test yesterday after 3weeks of my unexpected sex and its negative , is any more test require?

Awards

Thought Leader, Third Place, Manhattan, NY - Winter
2013
Top Infectious Disease Specialist , Second Place, New York - Winter
2013
Top Infectious Disease Specialist , Second Place, New York - Summer
2013

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