Infectious disease service providers play a crucial role in the Baptist Health system by specializing in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infectious diseases.
These skilled medical professionals possess expertise in dealing with a wide range of infectious agents, including:
We provide comprehensive evaluations of patients with suspected or confirmed infections, which often involve conducting thorough laboratory tests, medical imaging, and detailed patient histories.
Our Approach to Patient Care
Infectious disease providers are adept at formulating tailored treatment plans, incorporating the appropriate use of medications and other therapies, while also considering factors such as drug resistance and patient-specific needs.
Addressing infections promptly and effectively can reduce the risk of complications, hospitalizations, and even mortality. Moreover, infection prevention and control help contain outbreaks and protect vulnerable populations, particularly in settings like hospitals, nursing homes, and community health centers.
Collaborating with other healthcare professionals, within the Baptist Health Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, infectious disease providers serve as valuable resources in guiding treatment decisions and educating and guiding physicians and patients on the proper use of antimicrobials to optimize patient outcomes. Overall, infectious disease services contribute significantly to safeguarding public health, advancing medical knowledge, and enhancing the quality of patient care in the face of infectious diseases.