Mercy Clinic Infectious Disease - Whiteside

Doctor's Office
2115 S. Fremont Avenue, Suite 3050
Springfield, MO 65804

Phone: (417) 820-3905
Fax: (417) 820-3528
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Infectious Disease Doctors in Springfield, Missouri

Mercy's board-certified infectious disease (ID) specialists are internal medicine doctors who diagnose and treat infectious diseases. These illnesses are caused by bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi that can get into your body. Our doctors also treat people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the cause of AIDS.

Mercy infectious disease doctors manage immunology (how the body fights infection), epidemiology (how infections are spread) and infection control. They understand antibiotics use and its possible adverse effects. Our doctors also provide travel health information and vaccinations for international travelers, corporations and universities. 

Travel Medicine

Traveling abroad is an exciting adventure that can create lasting memories. Before starting your journey, take steps to protect yourself from travel-related illness and injury. Some countries have specific guidelines, so do your research in advance.

Mercy’s travel medicine clinic can help you prepare for a safe trip outside the U.S. Our infectious disease doctors and care team members specialize in preventing travel-related illness and disease.

Pre-travel Health Consultation

During your pre-travel consultation, a travel medicine specialist reviews your itinerary, medical history and medications. You’ll learn about tropical diseases and other essential information, including:

  • Required and recommended vaccines based on your itinerary and activities
  • Prescription medications for preventing traveler's diarrhea, malaria and altitude sickness
  • Effective ways to reduce your risk of mosquito-borne illnesses
  • Tips for avoiding traveler's diarrhea
  • Food and water safety practices and precautions
  • Methods of preventing motion sickness, altitude sickness and jet lag
  • Safety practices for travelers with chronic illnesses or weakened immune systems

Post-travel Health Consultation

If you contract a disease while traveling, our team can evaluate, diagnose and treat you when you return home. 

When to Schedule Your Travel Consultation

To make sure you’re prepared, schedule your travel medicine clinic visit four to six weeks before your departure date.

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