"Dr. himself was not bad, but the problem started when the staff get involved, due to their lack of concern for the patient and enough knowledge to provide care according to the patient's insurance coverage. I was told at 3:00 PM, on September 12, 2018, it would take them at the most one hour to check with my insurance how the administration of antibiotic would be covered at their location. By 5:30 PM, after hour and a half wait on September 12, 2018, when nobody contacted me, I went and check with the nurse, she told that they had forgotten all about me and claimed that the insurance company has denied the services at the doctor’s office. Their lack of professionally extended to 9:15 AM on September 13, 2018, when the nurse claimed that my accent is the barrier for her to provide with me proper service. It took between 9 AM and 12 PM September 13, 2018, to figure out how to manage the administration of antibiotic from communication with doctors office, the insurance company and the specialty pharmacy, that I could administer antibiotic at the doctor premises, and the doctor office have been using accent to deny the services, even though they could administer the antibiotic the previous day. "
Infectious disease is a specialty that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of infections, including bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic infections. Infectious disease specialists are trained in the studies of immunology, or how the body fights off infections, as well as epidemiology, or how diseases spread.
Some infectious disease doctors further specialize within the field of infectious disease. For instance, pediatric infectious disease specialists treat children and teens with serious infections. Others focus specifically on patients who have HIV or AIDS, as these conditions commonly cause patients to contract unusual and severe infections.
Most common infections can be treated by a general physician without problems. A referral to an infectious disease specialist might be made in cases such as:
An infection that is difficult to diagnose
An extremely high fever
An infection that is not responding to treatment
A patient traveling to a foreign country where the risk for infection is high
A patient with a chronic illness or infection that requires frequent treatment, such as HIV
Infectious disease specialists often use lab work to diagnose infections. They may culture a wound or look for the presence of antibodies in the blood. Treatment may include vaccinations, antifungals, or antibiotics. Infectious disease specialists are skilled at prescribing appropriate antibiotics for specific infections and knowing when the benefits outweigh the risks of side effects for using them.