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About Infectious Diseases

The Division of Infectious Diseases provides consultative services to hospitalized and non-hospitalized patients. Inpatient consultative services are provided both routinely and on an emergent basis when necessary. All patients are seen within 24 hours of the request. Outpatient consultative services are provided five days per week.

Our staff have expertise in all areas of the subspecialty, including acute and chronic bacterial diseases, viral diseases, infections caused by parasites and infections occurring in immunocompromised patients (transplant recipients, cancer chemotherapy patients, diabetics, and patients with AIDS or other intrinsic immunosuppressive diseases). Infections at unique sites are also of special interest, including feet of diabetic patients, heart (endocarditis), implanted foreign devices (heart valves, prosthetic joints and vascular grafts) and infections on bones and joints. In addition to general infectious disease consultative services, infectious disease subspecialty physicians provide consultative as well as primary care for HIV-infected persons.

We also offer a comprehensive Travel Medicine Clinic, where we provide medical advice to travelers, as well as vaccines and care for individuals who have returned from travel with apparent infectious disease.