Infectious disease physicians at Group Health specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of communicable or infectious diseases. An infectious disease is caused by organisms, such as bacteria, protozoans, fungi or viruses that enter the body and multiply there.
Many infections may be treated by a primary care physician. Infectious disease specialists are called upon when an infection is potentially serious, or when problems occur with treatment. They often address recurrent infections through diagnoses, treatment and prevention.
Disorders treated include:
- Hepatitis C
- HIV infection
- Infections, including MRSA
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Travel medicine
Expertise in Infectious Disease
One Group Health Physician specializes in Infectious Disease. He has expertise in:
- Infections in people with compromised immune systems, including cancer, transplant and AIDS patients
- Skin infections