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Infectious disease

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We provide complete care for infectious diseases, from identifying the causes of an infection to the best treatments for it.

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Infectious diseases are caused by germs, viruses, fungi or parasites. Some are passed from person to person. Others are passed from insects or animals to humans. The infectious disease specialists at The Policlinic diagnose and treat these diseases.

All of our specialists have completed four years of medical school, three years of internal medicine training and at least two years of study focused on infectious diseases. And all are board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Infectious Disease.

Our services include:

  • Inpatient care
  • Outpatient services
  • Travel counseling, including shots and post-travel follow up
  • Care for patients who are HIV positive

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Call 1-206-860-4447 to schedule an appointment or for more information. Fax forms, patient referrals and other documents to 1-206-860-5445.

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COVID-19: What you need to know

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Find the latest information on COVID-19 care and vaccines, and get answers and resources for yourself and your family.

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The right care makes all the difference

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  • Many common infections can be treated by your primary care provider. But if an infection is difficult to diagnose, doesn’t respond to treatment or requires special therapy, your doctor might refer you to us. We work with each patient to provide individualized care. 

    Conditions and diseases we care for include:

    • Bone and joint infections
    • C. difficile (a germ that can cause life-threatening infections)
    • Chronic hepatitis B or C (liver inflammation that lasts at least six months)
    • Drug-resistant germs (such as MRSA and CRE)
    • Exposure to germs in human blood through cuts or wounds (HIV/AIDS)
    • Fungal infections 
    • HPV, the most common sexually transmitted infection
    • Illnesses caused by ticks and mosquitoes, such as Lyme disease and malaria
    • Infections after surgery
    • Mycobacterial infections (germs that cause tuberculosis and other diseases)
    • Pre-surgical examinations, including pre-transplant 
    • Rabies, a virus transmitted through the bite of an animal with rabies
    • Recurrent infections (two or more serious infections in a year)
    • Sexually transmitted infections and exposure 
    • Travel-related infections
    • Wounds that don’t heal normally
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  • We provide respectful, compassionate care for HIV/AIDS patients. Each patient works with a specific physician and appointments are scheduled in advance. This assures continuity of care and short wait times. 

    Preventive care

    PrEP stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis. It means taking a medication to avoid getting a disease. If you are at risk of getting HIV, taking Truvada® every day can help stop HIV from taking hold and spreading in the body.

    The medication should be used with other preventive measures like condoms. To make an appointment or learn more, call 1-206-860-4447.

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