Our board-certified infectious disease (ID) specialists at Mercy Clinic Infectious Disease - Whiteside are doctors of internal medicine who are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. Their extensive training focuses on all kinds of infections, including those caused by bacteria, viruses, and fungi as well as the treatment of patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the cause of AIDS.
Their specialized knowledge includes the use of antibiotics and their potential adverse effects. ID specialists manage immunology (how the body fights infection), epidemiology (how infections are spread) and infection control. Infectious disease physicians provide travel health information and immunizations for international travelers, corporations and universities.
At Mercy, we offer comprehensive services to diagnose and treat a full range of conditions, including:
At Mercy, we offer compassionate care for a variety of treatment services, including: