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Will i be able to find same or next-day appointments?

Our extensive network of specialists makes it easy to find same or next day appointment availability. This includes in-person or virtually conducted visits.

Can i find a specialist with after-hours or weekend availability?

Most practitioners specializing in contagious afflictions work in a hospital setting which means most can offer care during hospital hours; 7 days a week during the evenings and on weekends. If you are booking and appointment with a practitioner within a medical group, you will most likely be limited to appointments during the week with extended evening hours.

Is there an infectious disease doctor near me offering virtual consultation?

All general providers offer their patients the ability to do a virtual consultation/evaluation appointment. In some cases, your provider can diagnose and treat you completely virtually but there are other times where in-person appointments may be necessary for your condition. Book your telemedicine visit and try to eliminate the need for an in-office visit.

What medical services will an infectious disease doctor near me provide?

Practitioners specializing in communicable illness are skilled and experienced in treating infections caused by bacteria, virus, fungi, and various other pathogens. Pathogens causing infection can be passed to people from other people, animals, parasites, insects, or contaminated food.

They are trained in laboratory and clinical skills to make proper diagnosis and devise treatment plans for patients infected with a communicable illness. The most common infections treated by these specialists include but are not limited to:

  • Acute infections of unknown origin
  • Acute conditions caused by multiple pathogens
  • Chronic conditions that require consistent care and management, such as hepatitis C and HIV
  • Infections caused by bacteria that are very resistant to commonly used antibiotics
  • Contagious viral sickness like tuberculous and Covid-19
  • Infected bone, blood, or implanted prosthesis that may cause fatal bacteremia
  • Tropical sickness caused by tick, mosquito, or parasite such as malaria. Which is can be treated after illness onset or prophylactically if you know you are traveling.

Communicable illness specialists also diagnose and treat many other maladies that may not be as common as the ones previously mentioned, such as…

  • Blastomycosis
  • Infections relating to:
    • Joint and bone
    • Urinary tract that become serious and complicated
    • Heart valves
    • Post-op
    • Tick vectors and tropical sicknesses
  • AIDs or HIV
  • Lyme
  • Malaria
  • MMR – Measles, Mumps, and Rubella
  • Bacterial and Viral Meningitis
  • MRSA – Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  • Bacterial or Viral Pneumonia
  • Tuberculosis

This is a limited list of maladies that are taken care of by these specialists, they also study bacterial antibiotic resistance, and make global decisions on treatment based on laboratory findings.

What are the most common bacterial and viral sickness?

Practitioners who are well trained in the treatment of contagious bacteria and viruses treat several different patients and their common maladies. This most common bacterial and viral afflictions are:

  • Whooping cough/Pertussis
  • Influenza
  • Hepatitis
  • Measles
  • Pneumonia caused by both bacteria and viruses
  • Sexually transmitted disease
  • Meningitis
  • Covid-19
  • Tuberculosis
  • Salmonella
  • Lyme

There are also several treatment options which include antibiotics and anti-viral medications. Some pathogens are curable while others cause sickness which can only be managed and maintained. There are also millions of people diagnosed with a parasite, which cause gastrointestinal issues, every year. Parasites are usually treated with anti-parasitic, antibiotics, or creams and ointments in the parasitic infection is on the skin.

Is there anything that would put me at risk for serious infection?

Although, anyone is susceptible to contracting an illness, the following individuals are more at risk:

  • Immunocompromised people
  • When you take steroids or other immune suppressing medication
  • HIV or AIDs
  • Cancer and cancer treatments
  • Malnutrition, infancy, or advanced age

There are also several ways they could be acquired:

  • Person to person
  • Bites from insects or animals
  • Eating contaminated food or drinking contaminated water
  • Being exposed to environmental organisms

Washing hands, vaccinations, and cooking meats properly is a good way to lower your exposure to sickness causing agents which are highly transmissible.

When should i see a doctor who specializes in patients acquiring contagious pathogens?

Most infections can be treated by your general practitioner. You may be referred to a specialist if the following happens:

  • Your condition is difficult to diagnose
  • You are not responding to treatment
  • Experiencing a high fever
  • A person that may be in good overall health but plans on traveling to a foreign country where risk for contagious pathogens is high.
  • If a person has a chronic illness that needs regular treatment and management such as HIV/AIDs or hepatitis C.

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