An infectious disease (ID) specialist is a doctor of internal medicine who is qualified through extensive training as an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases.
ID specialists have expertise in various infections of the sinuses, heart, brain, lungs, urinary tract, bowel, bones and pelvic organs. Their extensive training focuses on all kinds of infections, including those that stem from bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. Many ID doctors specialize in treating patients with infections due to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the cause of AIDS.
Infectious Disease is a very fascinating medical field which encompasses the diagnostic work of a medical detective. Our highly trained adult infectious disease specialist identifies the true cause of infection, targets the specific organism and curbs injudicious antibiotic use to improve well-being.