The medical subfield concerned with infectious disease is complex and challenging. It involves diagnosing and treating the type of viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic infections that can wreak havoc on a body and spread like wildfire.
At Consolidated Medical Practices of Memphis (CMPM), our infectious disease specialists focus on difficult-to-diagnose and treatment-resistant infections, including the growing number of antibiotic-resistant superbugs, which often require rigorous and nonstandard therapeutic approaches.
How Infectious Diseases Are Transmitted
There are an immense number of infectious diseases in the world. Some are transmitted between people, some via bug or animal bites, and you may become infected with others after consuming contaminated food or water.
Compounding the complexity of treating infectious diseases is the fact that many of these microorganisms are constantly mutating and evolving in an effort to avoid detection and eradication. It takes an infectious disease specialist to understand how a particular type of infection spreads and how best to treat it.
Infections We Treat
The infectious diseases treated by CMPM specialists include:
- Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Staph infections
- Urinary tract infections
Infusion Center & Wound Care
The CMPM infectious disease team can evaluate whether you require intensive treatments such as IV antibiotics at our infusion center or specialized wound care. The infusion center is specially designed to be a safe and comfortable environment in which to receive intravenous care for extended periods of time. It is set up with our patients’ comfort and convenience in mind – while also allowing our trained and experienced providers to monitor your progress.
We offer routine, recommended, and required vaccines. Many of these immunizations are recommended before overseas travel. We follow the most up-to-date Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) guidelines. We want to help prepare and protect you and your loved ones against transmissible diseases while traveling. Vaccines we offer include:
- Hepatitis A, B
- Japanese encephalitis
- Meningococcal meningitis
- Yellow fever
Please plan to visit your CMPM infectious disease provider approximately 2 months prior to travel. That’s because some vaccines take a while to take effect – and others may require a booster before it is considered effective.
We can also advise international travelers whether there are any dangerous or politically unsafe areas to avoid. Our overall aim is to help you remain safe and healthy while enjoying your travels. Please bring your travel itinerary, immunization record, and current medications to your appointment.
Infectious Disease Providers
Infectious Disease Specialists in Memphis, TN
Make sure you and your family are protected from transmissible infections, especially while traveling. If you have some type of infectious disease, contact the infectious disease experts at Consolidated Medical Practices of Memphis for more information or to schedule a doctor’s visit. Get started now by clicking a doctor’s name above and calling their office directly – or by visiting our Make an Appointment page.