What is an Infectious Disease Specialist?

An infectious disease specialist has extensive training in all kinds of infections and how the body fights infections as well as how they spread.  Infectious diseases are caused by microscopic organisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites. Infectious diseases can be passed from person to person or can be transmitted by insect bites and contaminated food or water. Many infectious diseases can be prevented by vaccines and frequent and thorough hand-washing.

Some conditions treated by an Infectious Disease Specialist are:

  • Skin and soft tissue infections
  • Disease travelers may experience
  • Fever of unknown causes
  • Antibiotic infusion therapy
  • Bone and joint infections
  • Bacterial and viral infections
  • Tick borne infections
  • HIV/AIDS infection
  • Sexually transmitted diseases

Infectious Disease Services Location

Address: 6500 Hospital Drive, Hannibal
Office Location: 1st floor of the Hannibal Regional Medical Building
Phone: 573-629-3500