Colds and the flu are common illnesses. Most people have them at some point in their lives. Some people have them during certain seasons. Most people recover from these illnesses without any problems. But some diseases won’t go away on their own. Because of that, an infectious disease specialist may be needed to treat them.
Infectious diseases can be caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites. They can enter the body in a number of ways. It may be what we touch, eat or drink. It can also be from animal or insect bites. These germs may live in or on our bodies. Normally they are harmless. They can even be helpful. At other times, they can cause disease. As a result, they need treatment by an expert.
Our infectious disease specialist is trained to diagnose and treat a wide variety of severe illnesses. These can range from hepatitis to Lyme disease to HIV. Because of his expertise, he can help patients get better. Thus, they can return to a healthier life.
Common conditions treated include:
- HIV infection
- Acute and chronic viral hepatitis, including hepatitis A, B or C
- Histoplasmosis and other fungal infections
- C diff and other GI diseases
- Bloodstream and catheter/port infection
- Tick or mosquito-borne infections
- MRSA and other skin infections
To schedule an appointment, please call (859) 239-5860.
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Ephraim McDowell Health Provider
Maher Alchreiki, MD
Find a Location
Ephraim McDowell Heart & Vascular Institute216 West Walnut Street, Suite #1, Danville, KY 40422Tel: (859) 236-6621