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Infectious Disease

Treating and Managing Infectious Diseases in Madera, CA

As an important subspecialty of internal medicine, infectious disease care focuses on diagnosing, treating, and managing infections. Although most common infections can be adequately treated by a general internist, infectious disease internists specialize in diagnosing unknown infections and helping treat the more unusual, complicated infections.

Preventing infection is a primary focus of any quality medical facility, which is why Affiliated Physician Practice is proud to have Board-Certified Hepatologist and Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Bakht Roshan, MD, FIDSA, on staff. Dr. Roshan specializes in treatment of a variety of infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, fever of unknown origin, and Valley Fever. He is passionate about keeping patients safe, whether he is working to prevent an infection or treating one.

What Is Infectious Disease?

An infection develops when a foreign organism called a pathogen enters the body, causing harm. While some infections are mild and clear up on their own, others are severe and life-threatening, or resistant to treatment. Infectious diseases can be transmitted from one person to the next through skin contact, body fluid exchange, contact with feces, airborne particles, and more.

Infectious diseases are categorized by the type of pathogen, and include:

  • Bacterial infections
  • Viral infections
  • Fungal infections
  • Protozoan infections
  • Parasitic infections
  • Prion disease

Do I Need to See an Infectious Disease Specialist?

In most cases, a general internist physician is more than capable of treating your infection. An infectious disease specialist may be necessary if you develop complications from treatment or to prevent recurrent infections. Infectious disease specialists often interface with other physicians to address your overall healthcare needs while monitoring your treatment. If you are concerned about an infection or preventing recurring infections, contact us for an appointment today.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with our Madera physicians, contact Affiliated Physician Practice at (559) 673-9021.