Infectious Disease is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of infectious problems caused by germs, such as bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites. Some infections, like influenza, are spread from person to person, while others are contracted from animals, trauma or insect bites.
Infectious Disease (ID) specialists are physicians who have received additional training in infections that affect the sinuses, heart, brain, lungs, urinary tract, bowel, bones and pelvic organs. The role of an Infectious Disease specialist is to review a patient's medical data, perform a physical examination, diagnosis and treat the patient.
The CHI St. Alexius Health Infectious Diseases Clinic specializes in examining and treating these and other infectious diseases:
- Strep Throat
- Cold Sores
- Athlete's Foot
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases
- Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
- West Nile
Infectious Disease Physician
Supha Arthurs, MD