When you're dealing with an infection and it's not responding to the treatments your doctor recommends—or when you're planning a visit abroad and don't want to get sick while you're there—a visit with an infectious disease specialist at The Jackson Clinic could be just the thing you need. These specialists are internal medicine physicians who have additional training in infectious disease.
Infectious Conditions We Treat
Our infectious disease specialists are skilled at identifying and treating a wide range of bacterial, viral and fungal infections, including:
- Acute and chronic hepatitis.
- Chlamydia and other sexually transmitted infections.
- Lyme disease.
- Osteomyelitis (bone infection).
- Pertussis (whooping cough).
- Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
Our doctors may also assist with preventing or treating infections after a surgical procedure, such as an organ transplant.
Treatment plans vary, depending on the type of infection and other medical issues you might be facing. But typically, treatment for infectious diseases usually consists of antibiotics and other medications to treat the infection and prevent it from recurring. Our infectious disease specialists will keep your doctor informed about your treatment plan, so when you're healed up, you can go back to your doctor for follow-up care as needed.
Travel Medicine Services to Help You Stay Well
In addition to treating infectious diseases you already have, our doctors can help you prepare for trips to places where infections might become a problem for you. Our doctors can talk with you about your travel plans, and they can help you understand the steps you can take while you're away in order to avoid infections. Our doctors can also offer recommended pre-travel immunizations too.