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Infectious disease

Infectious diseases are caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi or parasites. These diseases can be transmitted through multiple sources, including insects, animals, food and water.

Infectious disease specialists in Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky

Compassionate treatment and support for serious infections caused by germs or other complications.

At TriStar Medical Group, we want you or your loved ones to get better as quickly as possible. That's why we offer comprehensive, personalized care for a range of infectious diseases, including malaria, HIV and Lyme disease.

Infectious diseases we treat

Our infectious disease doctors specialize in prevention services and treatment options for many conditions. Some of the most common infectious diseases we treat include:

  • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
  • Clostridium difficile
  • Hepatitis A, B and C
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Influenza
  • Lyme disease
  • Malaria
  • Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus
  • Postoperative infections
  • Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
  • Shingles
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Tuberculosis

Our infectious disease services

We offer a wide range of treatments for infectious diseases, from antibiotics and antiviral medication prescriptions to critical care. We also provide counseling and education on disease management and prevention.

What are infectious diseases?

Infectious diseases are disorders caused by organisms such as bacteria, fungi, parasites or viruses. Different types of diseases are spread in various ways, such as through direct contact with an infected person, by an animal or insect bite or from eating or drinking contaminated food or water.

Vaccinations, proper hygiene and medications can sometimes prevent infectious diseases, and some infectious diseases can be treated with medication and rest. However, more severe infectious diseases may require hospitalization and advanced care.

International travel and the risk of infectious disease

Traveling abroad can be an enriching and invigorating experience, but it could increase one's risk of catching a disease. Depending on the destination, there could be an increased risk of improper food preparation, poor sanitation and exposure to infectious diseases.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is crucial when planning to travel to consider preventive means of reducing illness risk, especially if one is traveling to certain areas.

Our travel clinic

At our travel clinic, we help you minimize the health risks of traveling abroad. We offer pre-travel counseling along with immunizations and medications you need to stay healthy while traveling.

The Frist Travel Clinic is particularly helpful to companies that require their employees to travel abroad. Our clinic is located within Centennial Medical Center and can handle a large number of patients.

Our travel clinic offers the following services:

  • Comprehensive, individualized, pre-travel consultations provided by a travel medicine specialist
  • On-site laboratory services
  • Post-travel medical care
  • Vaccinations
  • X-ray services

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