Infectious diseases are illnesses caused by external organisms. Some of these are easily transmitted between humans, while others are contracted from animals.
Infectious disease specialists deal with cases that need specific treatments, such as when a patient’s condition is not responding to normal antibiotics. They will assess bacterial resistance to a given drug and select a more appropriate regime.
For any given infection, an ID specialist will select the appropriate diagnostic tool, interpret tests, and decide on the right medication, given the local incidence of disease.
Family Medical Practice’s ID physicians focus on accurate diagnosis and targeted remedies to fight off disease.