Infectious Disease specialty at St. Elizabeth Physicians provides patients with comprehensive and compassionate patient-centered medical care by offering inpatient infectious disease consultative services and continuity of care in our specialty outpatient clinic, including longitudinal HIV care.
Infectious Diseases can be caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi or parasites. They can be passed from person to person, bites from animals or insects and through contaminated food and water. While anyone can catch infection, people with compromised immune systems, such as people with cancer, a transplanted organ, and people with HIV or AIDS are more likely to get infections.
Infectious Disease specialists have expertise in diagnosing and treating infections in any part of the body including brain, sinuses, throat, lungs, heart, bowel, genito-urinary tract, skin, muscles and bones. They are equipped and skilled to diagnose and treat infections in patients with compromised immunity and patients with HIV or AIDS. They also have specialized knowledge in Infectious Disease Epidemiology (distribution and determinants of infection), appropriate antibiotic use and infection control (preventing infections).