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Infectious disease doctors diagnose and treat complex infections and unexplained febrile illnesses. At SIU Medicine, infectious disease experts provide exceptional patientcare along with advanced training and education for our residents and fellow.
Welcome to the Division of Infectious Diseases at SIU Medicine. Our specialists care for patients infected by viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi and other germs, in inpatient and outpatient settings. The experts in the Division of Infectious Diseases also see patients with compromised or suppressed immune systems or those who plan on traveling abroad. The team of infectious disease specialists also provide comprehensive training and clinical experience to learners in our residency and fellowship programs. Our division also plays a key role in promoting infection control throughout our organization and community.
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Splitting Hairs - The Patient Experience at SIU
Teaching learners how to provide compassionate patient care is at the heart of what we do at SIU School of Medicine. But sometimes, building trusting, open relationships with patients can be challenging. Infectious disease specialist Dr. Vidhya Prakash describes how she worked with one patient to develop a meaningful doctor-patient relationship and improve his health.