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An infectious disease (ID) specialist is a physician with advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses caused by microorganisms or germs. Because their training and experience cover a unique cross-section of medicine, ID Specialists often are asked to evaluate patients with difficult infections. ID specialists practice both in hospitals and in office settings.
ID specialists diagnose and treat conditions resulting form all types of infections, including those caused by germs such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites.
These microscopic organisms may create symptoms ranging from sore throat and fever (as in the case of strep throat) to more serious infections (involving other organs such as the lungs, bones or heart) and even deadly problems (such as AIDS or meningitis).
The ID specialist works with your personal physician to determine which diagnostic tests are appropriate. If treatment is necessary, your doctor and the ID specialist will work together to develop a treatment plan best suited to your needs.
Our office provides travel consultations, travel immunizations and travel medications to help protect you while abroad. Our goal is to help you stay healthy and safe while you're traveling or living overseas.
We offer travel vaccinations and advice customized for each patient's health needs. You can help prevent health problems before they arise by visiting before your trip, but if you do become ill our office provides consultations if you return with health problems.
No matter where you are planning to travel, you should know that you will be exposed to new organisms that could make you ill. As an new explorer or as an experienced traveler you should be aware of the environment you’ll be visiting. Ideally, you should schedule your appointment with a Travel Medicine Specialist 4-6 weeks prior to your departure date. However, we will always try to accommodate last minute travelers.