Infectious Disease

For treatment of bacterial infections, viruses, and other complex infections.

The Medical Associates Department of Internal Medicine provides an internist who subspecializes in Infectious Diseases ("ID"). This field of medicine deals with infections caused by bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms including fungi, parasites, and mycobacteria (the organisms which cause the many forms of tuberculosis, HIV, and hepatitis). The types of clinical problems which an ID physician commonly sees are pneumonia, complicated orthopedic (bone) infections, complicated skin and soft tissue infections (especially in diabetic persons), bloodstream infections, abscesses, heart valve infections, and meningitis.

The ID physician provides diagnostic and therapeutic services, including guiding the administration of complicated antibiotic regimens.

In addition, advice regarding travel and immunizations (including yellow fever) are available for those patients planning trips outside of the United States.

The ID physician works closely with the other Clinic physicians, including Internists, General Surgeons, Orthopedic Surgeons, Cardiovascular Surgeons, Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and Pediatricians.

Infectious Disease Providers:
Infectious Disease Manager:
Mary Nauman, R.N.
East Campus
Medical Associates Clinic
1000 Langworthy
Dubuque, IA 52001