Our infectious disease doctors are board certified in both infectious diseases and internal medicine. The doctors in Norwalk Medical Group have extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of infections of all organ systems, including those caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. The infectious disease doctors specialize in treating patients with altered immune systems including those with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Some common symptoms and illnesses that infectious disease doctors treat are:
The vast knowledge of our specialized infectious disease doctors provides particular insight into the use of antibiotics and their potential adverse side effects. They have additional training in epidemiology (how infections spread) and infection control.
Infectious Disease Specialists are essential when an infection is not responding to treatment, the infection is difficult to diagnose, a healthy individual plans to travel to a high infection-risk foreign country, or a patient requires ongoing medical treatment for HIV/AIDs.
Travelers’ medical services are also provided within the infectious disease practice of the Norwalk Medical Group, offering comprehensive health services to international travelers. Our physicians are highly experienced and knowledgeable in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of travel-related illnesses and travel vaccinations (See Travel Vaccinations for more information).