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Dr. Dominic Riganotti

Infectious Disease
Wilton Manors, FL
26 years experience male

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Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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About

Bio

<h1I did all my training in an around Boston whom many (myself included) believe is the "Mecca of Medicine". I've been formally treating HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases since 2001 (which was when my academic training was successfully completed). I was trained by some of the countries leading Infectious Disease Specialists. Boston's teaching hospitals are some of the countries very finest and I'm proud to say I trained there.</h1> <h1>Unlike many doctors...I always knew "what I wanted to be when I grew up" very early in my career. As a first year medical student I fell in love with ID (Infectious Disease). I spent that summer at the Harvard Fenway Community Health Center. I knew HIV/AIDS was going to be my focus by the time I began my second medical school year. So....even though I've only been out of my formal fellowship training about a decade...I feel like I've been doing this "specialty thing" a lot lot longer (4 years of medical school, 1 year Internship, 2 years Residency, 1 year Chief Medical Resident and finally 3 years of Fellowship!).</h1> <h1>My practice philosophy is based on three basic principles. The first and most important is mutual respect. I'm a punctual person by nature and won't keep you waiting forever to be seen. Your time is as valuable as mine is and I won't waste it. I'll never talk ATyou, or AROUND you, or DOWN TO you. I'll only talk TO you. This is a mutual partnership...not a dictatorship. </h1> </h1>I also know people get sick unexpectedly. So....I schedule same day appointments and will always see you when asked to. If were super swamped...the latest you'll be seen is the morning after. That's my promise to you. I'm also on call for the practice 24/7 so you can call with emergencies and concerns that can't wait (and I will return your call promptly). </h1>

Specialties
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Infectious Disease

Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Florida

Doctor Q&A

691 Answers
28 Agrees
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
They don't regurgate: Mosquito's do not regurgitate their blood meal from one meal host to the next. The do secrete a saliva product. There have been absolutely studies l... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
NG: Unusually enough....I've seen quite a bit of this in my HIV practice in the males predominantly. It turns out in my practice the overwhelming cause i... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Yes: The short answer to your question is yes. You may develop a fever without any other symptom. There may be no symptoms at all.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
PFT's: Pulmonary function testing. It will measure the volume of your lungs before and after being given an agent to dilate your air sacs (alveoli). There ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Why are they?: Entamoeba coli is a non-pathologic bacteria in many of our guts. There is no reason to specifically treat this. Remember that antibiotics can cause ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Viral: Viral infections can last anywhere from a few days to 2-3 weeks in many cases. Your situations sounds viral. If it does not resolve completely in th... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Its always there: Interesting question. There are theories circulating that the 2 forms of delta 32 mutations (heterozygous and homozygous) confer more protection agai... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Signs vary: Hiv may show no signs at all until your immune system is devastated. On the other hand, thrush, severe weight loss and fat redistribution may accompa... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
None: There really aren't any. You should see your doctor. After-which..He can prescribe podofilox, Imiquimod or sinecatechin topically. I'm assuming your... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Koches??: Well i'm not familiar with that term. Suffice it to say...If you are talking about having "latent tb"...Just being exposed and having to treated with... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Splenomegaly: A number of infections and diseases can contribute to an enlarged spleen. . Viral infections (like mononucleosis), bacterial infections (like syphili... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
No: BCG is widely utilized in 3rd world setting to prevent miliary tuberculosis which takes many many lives in newborns. It has absolutely no protective ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Yeast: You may need a prolonged course of an antifungal..not just pulse dosing. The over the counter preparations are hit and miss. Check with your PCP or ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Cate bite: Bites from cats are polymicrobial, with a mix of aerobes and anaerobes. Common aerobic pathogens in cat bites include Streptococcus species (including... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Syphilis: Have your doctor check an RPR an Florescent treponema antibody.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
URI: Sounds like the common cold with post nasal sinus discharge (also known as nasopharyngitis, rhinopharyngitis, acute coryza).
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Neuropathic pain: Make sure Lyme disease was ruled out. Cold agglutanins should be ordered. Does this happen more when your hands and feet get cold???? I'm sure they... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
No: No that's not true at all. Only 30% of people have any symptoms upon seroconversion. Whether or not you have symptoms..you will produce antibodies t... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Fullness: That means like you feel when your ready to have a bowel movement. Its the pressure their referring to.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Cellulitis: This could be an ingrown nail or simply a small infection next to the nail bed...bacteria or fungal are the culprits in this area.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Epidural: Well, there was a manufacturer in Massachusetts that was selling an injectable for epidurals that was contaminated with fungus..this lead to fungal me... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Sinusitis: Sinusitis can be caused by bacteria or fungus. It can also occur if something blocks the natural drainage tracts within our heads like a polyp. You ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
No: I doubt its anything related to HIV. Aphthous ulcers are ulcers that form on the mucous membranes. They are also called aphthae, aphthosis, aphthous ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Sinusitis: Azithromycin is not the best antibiotic to use for sinus coverage in my opinion. So this is either a real bacterial infection with failure to respond... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Yes: Yes, no interactions.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
HIV: Hiv-positive people are people who have the human immunodeficiency virus hiv, the agent of the currently incurable disease aids.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
A normal life: The name of the game is getting diagnosed early...And by early i mean before your CD4 cell count gets anywhere near the 200 mark. The best way to man... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Pregnancy infection: Chorioamnionitis is the medical term for a bacterial infection of the uterus and pregnancy membranes during pregnancy. When not detected and treated, ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Not likely: If your uncle has a creatinine of 18..He has complete (or nearly) renal failure. Even 2 years ago a creatinine of 10 is bad. At this stage..There is... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Maybe, maybe not: A "dry" cough may be as innocuous as a result of post nasal drip or drug allergy (ie ace inhibitors)..But may also be as serious as tb. A cxr and ful... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Antibiotic: Cefprozil is a second-generation cephalosporin type antibiotic. It can be used to treat bronchitis, ear infections, skin infections, and other bacteri... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Lesions can vary: The most common HIV related lesion is kaposi sarcoma (ks). Its a purple-red raised painless lesion. It can occur anywhere on the skin but is seen mo... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
No: If they aren't infected, no, you can not get hiv. Keep in mind unprotected sex exposes to a number of transmissible things, herpes, gonorrhea, syphil... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Several ways: Lyrica, (pregabalin) Neurontin and amytriptaline have been successfully used. Using high dose Cymbalta 60mg a day may also work.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Very conservative: Blood banks have become very stringent nowadays. Donors are evaluated for anything that might make their blood unsafe to use. Screening includes HIV a... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
HIV/AIDS: A receptive sex position makes you more vulnerable for infection (hopefully you wear condoms). Insertive may still acquire but at lower rates. If th... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
You had hepatitis: Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver..so yes you DO have hepatitis. So chemical, bacterial, viral and autoimmune could be the problem. As you ment... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Several variables: Symptoms of HIV after infection can happen in as little as 3 days. Symptoms include weight loss, diarrhea, night sweats, fevers and rashes.It depends... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
No..definitely not: Many different types of microbes can cause UTI in a women. It could be yeast, many different types of bacteria, or even parasites like Trichomonas va... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
TB: I think your referring tyo Tuberculous cervical lymphadenitis...or Scrofula. Genital tuberculosis (TB) in females is by no means uncommon, particular... Read More
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Lower BP &amp; HR: Prporanolol is a medication belonging to a family called beta blockers. They decrease heart rate and lower systolic blood pressure. It is a benefici... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Yes: Sure you can. In some people there risks of coagulation (thinning the blood) like falling snd developing hematoma's or brain bleeds ids too great. S... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Brain tumor: An oligodendrocyte is a type of supportive tissue in the brain (glial tissue). Grade III Oligodendrogliomas: Anaplastic oligodendroglioma is typicall... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Lymph node or Cyst?: While yes, it could be a lymph node...it could also be an ingrown hair or simple cyst. Your primary care doctor should be able to evaluate and decide ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Don't chance it: Unless you want to be on crutches the rest of your life, do not play football after the surgery.
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A male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Yes..but only 1 day: Azithromycin 1000mg by mouth x1
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Hypothyroidism: Our bodies are amazing and dynamic structures. Disease processes come to an equilibrium with treatment modalities that are instituted. The thyroid i... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Clostridium dificile: Oral vancomycin is essentially the same product as what the administer IV so the drug fact sheet refers to this. You doctor is exactly right, its not... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Several ways: Aside from actually injecting Hgh. Ways to increase: 1. High intensity burst training 2. Get adequate sleep. 3. Eat high quality protein. 4. Optim... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Yes: Yeast infections can produce a thick, white vaginal discharge with the consistency of cottage cheese although vaginal discharge may not always be pres... Read More
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Testimonials
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Aug 22, 2013
Dr. Riganotti & I both provided info to the public on AVVO.com. We are now both providing this service on Healthtap. Dr. Riganotti has my highest recommendation. He is an incredibly knowledgeable in...Read More
Nov 27, 2012
I endorse this doctor.I have found Dominic to be knowledgeable, reliable, patient centered and an all around good physician. I refer to him without reservation.
Nov 27, 2012
I endorse this doctor. Excellent breath of knowledge and superb information provided through AVVO.Com.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I'm experiencing an intermittent pain in one testicle. Not severe, but it did freak me out a bit because I've not experienced it before. This answer was a bit relieving ...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you Dr. Riganotti . This was very helpful. After I stopped drinking the cranberry juice, the diarrhea stopped. I will follow-up with my G.I. Doc
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This was very helpful. Thanks! MRSA may be everywhere but it is more prevalent in hospitals. I had a a doctor cut on me w/out gloves and I got MRSA 7 days later. 1-10 days is Avg.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, ME
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

North Shore Medical CENTER

Awards

Patients' Choice Award, Vitals
Most Compassionate Pysician, Vitals
Paient Choice Award, Vitals

Affiliations

Broward general medical center
Infectious Disease Society Of America (IDSA)
American Medical Association (AMA)

Publications

For Our Patients, Not for Profits: A Call to Action
Short-term effect of ritonavir-boosted atazanavir in hepatitis B and/or C co-infected, treatment-experienced HIV patients.
FDA no longer favors evaluation of HBV vaccine.
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