Expert Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases
Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
Infectious disease specialists at Lee Health diagnosis and treat people with all types of infectious diseases. This includes a wide range of diseases caused by germs such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. Some infectious diseases are passed from person-to-person, while others are transmitted by insect or animal bites, via contaminated foods or other environmental exposures. Our Infectious Disease specialists have several areas of expertise, including the following:
HIV infection and AIDS
Comprehensive treatment program for people with HIV infection and AIDS. For more information, contact Beverly Sha, MD.
We offer care for patients who develop orthopedic infections. Treatment is available for patients with infections of both bone and prosthetic devices. Patients may receive care both before and after surgery. In many of these patients, the section supervises long-term antibiotic therapy.
We offer evaluation and treatment for patients with tropical infections contracted while abroad. While most tropical infections do not pose a health threat to people in the U.S., some can be easily contracted while Americans visit other parts of the world. These infections are often difficult to recognize and treat, and may require special expertise.
Invasive fungal infections
Our Infectious Disease physicians diagnose and treat invasive fungal infections. The section has special expertise in managing these infections in people with weakened immune systems.
Hospital-acquired infections are difficult to treatment, because many of the bacteria that cause them are resistant to commonly used antibiotics. Treating antibiotic-resistant infections requires special expertise.
Lee Health infectious disease specialists also provide consultation and patient care for conditions related to:
- Bacterial infections
- C. difficile
- Chronic hepatitis B and C
- Chronic or slow-healing wounds
- Fungal infections
- Implantable devices
- MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus)
- Orthopedic infections
- Respiratory tract infections
- Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
- Strep infections
- Other infections or complications from surgery.