Our ID specialists are Board Certified in Infectious Diseases. They have completed sub-specialty training in the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses caused by microorganisms. ID specialists treat acute and chronic infections. They also act as medical detectives and are often called in to evaluate and oversee challenging cases where an illness is difficult to diagnose, is accompanied by a high fever or has not responded to treatment. ID specialists also see healthy people who plan to travel to foreign countries or locations where infection risk may be high. In these cases, ID specialists determine whether immunizations or other preventative measures are necessary to protect travelers from disease.

What is an ID Specialist?

Infectious Disease Specialists are like medical detectives. They examine difficult cases, looking for clues to identify the culprit and solve the problem. Your ID Physician has nine to ten years of specialized education and training: four years of medical school, three years training as a doctor of internal medicine, and two - three years specialized training in Infectious Diseases.

Many common infections can be treated by your personal physician. In cases where an infection is difficult to diagnose, or does not respond to treatment, your doctor might refer you to an Infectious Disease specialist.

ID specialists review your medical data, including X-rays and laboratory reports such as: blood work, cultures and pathology data. They also perform a physical exam to help determine the cause of the problem.

We Provide Expertise in:

  • HIV/AIDS
  • Orthopedic Infections
  • Surgical Infections
  • Tropical Medicine
  • Infection Control
  • Employee Health
  • Travelers Medicine
  • Immunizations/Vaccinations
  • Outpatient Infusion

 

Infectious Disease FAQ

Infectious Disease Specialist