The Department of Infectious Disease provides outpatient services such as HIV counseling, testing and referral services; medical evaluation and clinical care; and other primary care services. Other services include oral health care, adherence counseling, nutritional counseling, outpatient mental health, outpatient substance abuse and referral for specialty and subspecialty care.
We strive to provide a comprehensive clinical and educational service, providing a wide range of outpatient services including primary care to sub-specialty medicine. We specialize in the health care of adult men and women both on a primary and referral basis. The Medicine Practice Site services are designed to follow patients through a variety of health care needs while providing patients and families with a Patient Family Centered Care philosophy.
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The physicians in Infectious Disease have a broad base of clinical interests which include bacterial, rickettsial, parasitic, fungal, HIV and other viral diseases. Special expertise is provided for isolation by culture of chlamydia, legionella, anaerobes, myco-bacteria and other pathogens. Considerable expertise is available for resolution of the problems of infection in the immunocompromised host. Excellent facilities are available for microbiologic laboratory support including serum measurement of unusual antimicrobial agents, synergy (checkerboard) antimicrobial studies, high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) assessment of anti-infectives and a variety of other advanced support techniques.
We have a practice site devoted to the investigation and management of adults and adolescents with recurrent and relapsing infections. More specifically, we conduct epidemiologic, immunologic and anatomic assessments of patients and recommend pharmacologic, behavioral and immunologic interventions for conditions, including:
- Recurrent staphylococcal disease
- Recurrent streptococcal disease
- Recurrent common cold/pharyngitis/sinusitis
- Recurrent pneumonia
- Recurrent herpes infections
- Recurrent urinary tract infections
- Recurrent vaginitis
- Diabetic infections
- H. pylori associated with peptic ulcer
- Fever of unknown origin
- Parasitic Infections