Infectious Diseases in Tacoma, WA
Diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infections
All of our infectious disease physicians in the Tacoma, WA area are certified in both Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases and see patients (adults and children) on a consultative basis upon referral from your physician. We provide the following services:
- Office and Home Infusion Services
- Pediatric Infectious Disease Services
- Chest Clinic for TB
- Traveler’s Health Clinic
- Participation Opportunity in Clinical Research Trials
With a primary focus on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infections caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites, some common outpatient problems treated include:
- skin infections
- MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)
- post-operative trauma
- bone infections
We also provide inpatient services to patients hospitalized at seven South Puget Sound hospitals with serious infections such as Sepsis, Endocarditis and Peritonitis.
We also have expertise in detection and treatment of less common infectious diseases such as:
- Relapsing Fever
- Chronic viral diseases such as Hepatitis B and C
Call (252) 428-8700 to schedule an appointment.
Services Provided in Tacoma, WA
Office and Home Infusion Services
The physicians of Infections Limited are experts in outpatient intravenous therapies. Our infusion center is staffed by specialty trained, certified infusion nurses who provide the highest level of care both in the office and at home. We provide infusion services in our Tacoma office 365 days a year.
All of the intravenous medications your physician prescribes for you are prepared by our admixture staff and administered by our nursing staff. If you are receiving your treatment at home, the admix department will prepare your medication for you on a weekly basis or teach you how to prepare it. The admix staff is always available to answer your questions.
Many of the decisions about the type and amount of intravenous therapy you receive will be based on the results of your laboratory work. Your physician may also order lab tests to determine the progress of your treatment. Our clinic has a full-service laboratory to complete these tests for you.
Pediatric Infectious Disease Services
One of our physicians is also board-certified in pediatrics and is an expert in pediatric infectious diseases allowing us to provide care for patients of all ages.
A section of our clinic is specifically dedicated to the care of tuberculosis (TB) patients. TB is a type of respiratory infection and our physicians have received special training to provide treatment for these patients. We have a special room on the first floor of our clinic that allows us to see these patients safely without putting our staff or any of our other patients at risk for contracting TB. Appointments to see patients in our chest clinic are coordinated with the Tacoma Pierce County Health Department.
We treat all travel-related conditions including Malaria, Hepatitis, exotic parasites, viral and bacterial infections, high altitude sickness, motion sickness, and sun exposure. Services are provided by a team of professionals specially trained in international medicine. For an appointment, please call us at (253) 428-8754.