Infectious Disease Medicine

Saint Joseph Hospital
Infectious Disease Medicine
2900 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60657
877-RES-INFO (877-737-4636)

Board-certified Infectious Disease physicians at Saint Joseph Hospital specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of conditions and illnesses caused by infection with bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites.

Areas of Expertise

  • Unexplained fever
  • Pneumonia and sinusitis
  • HIV infection and AIDS-related complications
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Hospital-acquired infections
  • Fungal infections
  • Chronic or recurrent infections
  • Bone and joint infections
  • Infections of prosthetic devices (artificial devices, joint replacements, etc.)
  • Tuberculosis

Evaluation and Treatment

The Infectious Disease physicians at Saint Joseph Hospital assist referring physicians with the management of life-threatening, chronic or perplexing infections in both inpatient and outpatient settings. These experts take the time to provide a thorough evaluation, coordinate diagnostic testing and design appropriate treatment. They also provide valuable information to patients and families.

The physicians are committed to tailoring treatment to the needs of each individual patient, aiming to always provide state-of-the-art care in a personal, private-practice environment.

Diagnostic Testing

In addition to a clinical exam by an Infectious Disease expert, the diagnosis or monitoring of an infectious disease often requires laboratory testing and imaging, such as x-rays, CAT scans and MRI scans. Saint Joseph Hospital’s Laboratory offers a full array of diagnostic tests. The experienced Microbiology Laboratory staff work closely with referring physicians to help identify an infection and the optimal therapy. The hospital laboratory has extensive experience performing tests that evaluate the immune system in patients with immune deficiency syndromes and offers high-tech testing to identify the presence of virus genes and viral resistance.

The prompt availability of excellent imaging studies in a convenient setting helps set apart the evaluation of infectious diseases at Saint Joseph Hospital from other facilities. The coordination of these services by an Infectious Disease specialist brings a team of people together to ensure attention to detail and excellent patient care.

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