What Does an Infectious Disease Doctor Do?

An infectious disease specialist prevents, identifies and treats general and immune-related infections and travel-related illnesses caused by bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses.

Conditions We Treat

Rely on AnMed specialists to treat:

  • Complex skin and soft tissue infections
  • Fever of unknown origin (FUO) – Spiking fevers without a known cause after initial testing
  • Hepatitis C – Liver infection
  • Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) – Lung and skin infections
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) – Staph bacteria in the body that are resistant to most antibiotics
  • Non-healing diabetic foot ulcers – Foot sores in people with diabetes
  • Osteomyelitis – Bone infection
  • Recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Recurrent wound infections
  • Travel-acquired infections and viruses

How to Get Infectious Disease Care

You’ll need a referral to an infectious disease physician from your primary care provider or another doctor. For your convenience, we have a short wait time for new patient appointments.

What to Expect

Expect a discussion and evaluation with your infectious disease doctor at your first appointment at AnMed Infection Management. Compared to other practices, our compassionate physicians take more time to assess your symptoms. You may need tests for your doctor to make a diagnosis.

Your doctor may also talk to you about treatment options. To manage and treat your symptoms effectively, your doctor may want to collaborate with other AnMed specialists. 

Follow-Up Care

During follow-up visits, your doctor may adjust your treatment plan or recommend additional treatments to help you improve.

Infectious Disease Services & Treatments

Depending on your diagnosis, your infectious disease specialist will recommend treatments to improve your quality of life and help you feel better. Infectious disease services and treatments include:

  • Anti-microbial treatment
  • Home IV infusions
  • In-office blood draws
  • In-office wound care
  • Peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) care and in-office removal
  • Travel consults and immunizations

Answers When You Need Them

Our office always has a nurse available to answer patient questions—no need to leave a voicemail.

Ask for a Referral

Talk to your primary care provider if you think you need to see an infectious disease physician at AnMed.