Infectious Disease

At SSM Health, our Infectious Disease (ID) specialists provide comprehensive care for patients who need treatment for advanced or challenging infections of the body.

Our specialists are trained in Internal Medicine, and have additional expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of infections caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. Their expertise includes specialized knowledge in how the body fights infection, how infections spread and the use of antibiotics and their possible adverse effects.

Our infectious disease specialists can also help you prepare for foreign travel by providing the necessary immunizations and discussing the potential health risks at your destination.

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We offer an experienced team of primary care providers to support you through all phases of your life.

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Planning an International Trip?

Our infectious disease specialists can help you prepare by providing any immunizations you need and discussing the health risks at your destination.

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Pediatric Infectious Disease

Our pediatric specialists at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital treat a range of infectious diseases, from the common flu to more complex infections.

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Your primary care provider might recommend a consult with an infectious disease provider if:

  • Your infection is potentially serious
  • There are issues with your treatment
  • If special insights into tests are needed​
  • You have an animal or insect bite

Our infectious disease specialists also provide consultation and patient care for conditions related to:

  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Bacteremia
  • Cellulitis
  • Community-acquired pneumonia
  • Diabetic foot infections
  • Food borne disease
  • Genitourinary tract infections
  • HIV, hepatitis B/C and other viral diseases
  • Lyme disease
  • Nosocomial pneumonia
  • Organ abscess
  • Orthopedic infections
  • Post-operative infection
  • Respiratory tract infections
  • Skin and soft tissue infection
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Systemic/Invasive fungal infections

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