Infectious disease doctors at Allegheny Health Network (AHN) are here for you with rapid testing and care that meets your needs. We offer the latest treatments and a team approach that helps more people regain their sense of well-being.
Infectious diseases come from germs, including bacteria, viruses, and parasites. You may face a higher risk of infectious disease if you have other medical conditions that weaken your body’s natural ability to fight disease. HIV is one example of this kind of condition.
Infectious diseases can also happen when you travel to other countries where conditions, such as malaria, are more common.
You may need to see an infectious disease doctor if you have:
To help you get the most out of your visit, try to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment. Please bring the following with you:
Our team includes physicians who completed extra training (fellowships) in diagnosing and treating infectious diseases. This training, combined with our years of experience, helps you receive the best care right from the start.
When needed, we also provide more care options, such as clinical trials for new medications. Other highlights of our program include:
Taking antibiotics for longer than necessary may lead to antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic resistance means the drugs no longer help you get better.
Our infectious disease doctors and pharmacists make sure you receive the right medication and dose based on your diagnosis and circumstances. Our approach helps you get rid of the infection while protecting you against antibiotic resistance.
We also work with physicians across the AHN network to promote safe antibiotic prescribing practices (antibiotic stewardship). Read more about our Antibiotic Stewardship Program.
Our infectious disease doctors treat many conditions, including: