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Infectious disease

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We provide comprehensive and compassionate care in treating, managing and preventing diseases caused by infections. 

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Infectious diseases are caused by bacteria, 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 Polyclinic diagnose and treat these diseases. 

The Infectious Disease Department at The Polyclinic is a highly-skilled and experienced team of board-certified specialists. Our providers are leading experts in the field and have been consistently nominated among Seattle’s Top Infectious Diseases doctors.

Our services include:

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

Contact us

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. Our practice welcomes LBGTQ patients. 

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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. 

    Our services include consultation and treatment for:

    • COVID-19 complex cases
    • Skin and soft tissue infections including cellulitis caused by MRSA or Pseudomonas
    • Complex bone and joint infections requiring long term antibiotics 
    • Endocarditis 
    • Pre-surgical examinations, including pre-transplantation 
    • Post-operative infections
    • Infections associated with medical devices and procedures
    • Complicated urinary tract infections 
    • Gastrointestinal infections, including C. difficile
    • Evaluation of fever of unknown origin
    • HIV 
    • Hepatitis B and C
    • Exposure to blood borne pathogens at work or outside the workplace (e.g HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C) 
    • Sexually transmitted infections and exposure (e.g syphilis, HPV, HSV, gonorrhea, and chlamydia)
    • Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention
    • Fungal and mycobacterial infections, including tuberculosis (TB)
    • Infections in immunocompromised patients, including those with cancers and organ transplants
    • Pre-travel counseling with evaluations and immunizations for patients 2 years old and older.
    • Post travel infections, such as malaria, dengue, and parasitic infections 
    • Illnesses caused by ticks and mosquitoes, such as Lyme disease and West Nile 
    • Outpatient IV antibiotic management 
    • Drug-resistant organisms (such as MRSA and CRE) 
    • Wounds that don’t heal normally

    The Infectious Disease physicians at The Polyclinic are proud to offer Cabenuva® the first long acting injectable HIV regimen. 

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  • We provide respectful, compassionate care for persons living with HIV. Each patient works with a specific physician and appointments are scheduled in advance to ensure continuity of care.

    The Infectious Disease physicians at The Polyclinic are proud to offer Cabenuva® the first long acting injectable HIV regimen. 

    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® or Descovy 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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