Lourdes Medical Associates

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Infectious Disease

Most infections can be treated by primary care physicians, but sometimes a primary care provider will refer patients for consultation with an infectious disease specialist. People are referred for this service when an infection:

  • is difficult to diagnose
  • is persistent and won’t go away
  • does not respond to treatment
  • is a chronic condition (such as HIV/AIDS) that requires ongoing, specialized care.

Infectious disease specialists also see healthy people who plan to travel abroad where the risk for infection is higher.