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Your family medicine provider can treat most common infections. But, you may be referred to an infectious disease specialist for a complex infection that’s hard to diagnose, is accompanied by a persistent high fever or is not responding to treatment.
Infectious diseases can be spread from one person to another either directly or indirectly. Anyone can get them. Sometimes referred to as communicable diseases they are most commonly caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites.
Infectious disease doctors are experts in infections of the sinuses, heart, brain, lungs, urinary tract, bowel, bones and pelvic organs. Their training focuses on infections caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites.
Along with their unique knowledge, infectious disease specialists have added insight into the use of antibiotics and have training in immunology (how the body fights infection), epidemiology (how infections spread) and infection control.
Our specialists treat a variety of diseases and illnesses including, but not limited to the following:
Whether you’re a patient in the hospital or visit the Providence Medical Group Infectious Disease clinic, you’ll be treated by the same team of experienced doctors. This continuity of care will ease your mind and ensure high-quality, personal service when and where you need it.
Our staff understands the complexities involved in managing an infectious disease: frequent lab work, biopsies, prescriptions, IV antibiotic treatments and more. We’ll partner with you so you can focus on wellness.
We know it’s easy to become worried if an infection lingers. Our team will work closely with your primary care physician and other specialists in the Providence Medical Group to tailor a treatment plan for the best possible result.
If left untreated, Hep C can cause liver damage and even lead to liver cancer. But there is good news. If you have Hep C, it can be cured.