Treating Diseases and Disorders
Infectious diseases are disorders caused by organisms — such as bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites. Many organisms live in, and on, our bodies. They’re normally harmless or even helpful, but under certain conditions, some organisms may cause disease.
Some infectious diseases can be passed from person to person. Some are transmitted by bites from insects or animals. And others are acquired by ingesting contaminated food or water or being exposed to organisms in the environment. Frequent and thorough hand-washing helps protect you from most infectious diseases.
Our specialists provide consultations and treat patients in the hospital. They also treat patients in their office during the week. Some patients may require intravenous therapy at home for 6 to 8 weeks after hospitalization. These practitioners also provide services at other area healthcare facilities and via InTouch robots.