An infectious disease specialist has expertise in infections of the sinuses, heart, brain, lungs, urinary tract, bowel, bone, and pelvic organs. Their extensive training focuses on all kinds of infections, including those caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. Many infectious disease physicians also specialize in treating patients with infections due to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and they also have particular insight into the use of antibiotics and their potential adverse effects.
Infectious disease physicians also have additional training in immunology (how the body fights infection), epidemiology (how infections spread) and infection control.
Infectious Disease services at Platte Valley Medical Center are provided by Rocky Mountain Infectious Disease Specialists, P.C.