Infectious diseases kill more people worldwide than any other single cause. Nothing could prove that fact more than COVID-19 the world recently experienced.
Sergey Akimov, MD, Gary Bergen, MD, Mark Brown, MD, Vakhtang (Vato) Bochorishvili, MD and Miguel Madariaga, MD lead our integral multifaceted Infectious Disease department.
They are highly trained board certified physicians.
Qualified experts in the diagnosis and treatment of infectious disease of any type and cause
Continually kept abreast of all current evens and potentially concerning situations in the infectious disease area through publications, journals, seminars, symposiums, and round table discussions
Receiving constant updates from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO)
They must also be highly knowledgeable about the most current antibiotics and medication use.
Some interesting facts that you should know about infectious diseases:
- Germs are tiny living things found everywhere; in the air, soil, water, plants, food and just about every other surface including your body.
- Infection can come by touching, eating, or breathing something containing a germ. Germs are also spread through animal bites, kissing and sexual contact.
- Your immune system works very hard to protect the body against a multitude of infectious agents. However, germs are constantly changing and mutating. These mutated germs then try to breach your immune systems.
The Infectious Diseases office also has an on-site Infusion Center. The Infusion Center can infuse/inject many medications including antibiotic and biological medications. Some of the infusions can be as short as a few minutes to a few hours. There is always one or more Infectious Diseases doctor on-site and always several specially trained Infusion RN’s to watch over the patients.
Our physicians and clinical staff are trained to care for many types of wounds.
Doctors Sergey Akimov, Gary Bergen, Vakhtang (Vato) Bochorishvili, Mark Brown, and Miguel Madariaga lead our integral multifaceted Infectious Disease Department including Wound Care.
The doctors will evaluate and manage your wound care, working closely with your Surgeon or Podiatrist in determining the best care and treatments for wound cause and locations. Our Infectious Disease Specialists stay current on dressings and grafts using minimally invasive treatments and conservative management.
Tropical and Travel Medicine
For world travelers our physicians are constantly getting alerts and memos about different countries. They know if there are unrests which can restrict travel to different areas and are alerted if a disease breaks out in diverse countries and locations. They know when medications are required to get travelers across different borders. Patients and travelers can contact the office for a travel appointment.