Infectious disease specialists are internal medicine physicians who have additional training in infectious disease. These specialists can help if you're dealing with an infection and it's not responding to the treatments your doctor recommends, or you're planning a visit abroad and don't want to get sick while you're there.
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. 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 for better coordinated care.
Travel Medicine Services
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.