About Us: Infectious Disease
The world has become a much smaller place over the last twenty - thirty years. The
advent of air travel as well as ocean travel has provided a means whereby Infectious
Diseases seemingly forgotten occurring in the third world has become relatively common
place by transmission through the air and sea to areas of the world where these diseases
were not seen previously. Examples include Ebola Virus, Avian Influenza, Rickettsial
Diseases as well as resistances organisms from other places where antibiotic pressures
are higher. In the Continental United States we experience problems virtually daily
with infections due to MRSA, C. difficile and other hospital pathogens including multi drug resistance pseudomonas. Infectious
Disease as a specialty has become intertwined with the management and care of HIV.
Since the beginning of this disease recognition approximately thirty years ago major
advances have occurred which have transformed this disease into one of chronic infection.
Gratifyingly most people do well with treatment. It is anticipated that emerging
infections from around the world as well defined disease from the other areas of the
world will be seen more frequently in the United States and pose new problems for
Infectious Disease Practitioner's. The challenges remain ever present. We are ready
to accept those challenges.
To Make An Appointment:
This specialty requires a referral from your primary care physician.
- TTUHSC accepts all major insurances
- All major credit cards
- Medicare and Medicaid
- Financial screening is available for those needing assistance