Infectious disease physicians are experts in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and management of patients with a wide array of infections, including those caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites. They provide care on an inpatient and outpatient basis, as well as continuing care for patients with an HIV infection. These specialists have particular insight into the use of antibiotics and their potential adverse effects, immunology (how the body fights infection), epidemiology (how infections spread), and infection control.
Infectious disease physicians also counsel healthy people before and after travel to countries where there is an increased risk of infections and diseases. We provide all appropriate vaccinations as well as prescriptions for medicine necessary for the prevention and treatment of illness abroad.
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The infectious disease division at the Department of Medicine at SUNY: Upstate Medical University is devoted to patient care, teaching, and biomedical research in the areas of microbiology, immunology, and infectious diseases. We offer a comprehensive range of diagnostic and therapeutic services and are committed to providing excellent medical care in a comfortable and convenient environment. Our specialists have expertise in infections that affect the sinuses, heart, brain, lungs, urinary tract, bowel, bones, and pelvic organs.