Infectious disease doctors in Nashville, Tennessee
Infectious diseases are caused by germs, and although many germs are harmless, others can cause mild to severe illnesses. The infectious disease specialists at TriStar Medical Group are experienced in diagnosing and treating many types of infectious diseases. We offer patients in the Greater Nashville area compassionate, personalized care to return them to good health.
To schedule an appointment with an infectious disease specialist, call (800) 242-5662.
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 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.
Infectious diseases we treat
Our infectious disease doctors offer disease 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 (C. difficile, antibiotic-associated colitis)
- Hepatitis A, B and C
- Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
- Lyme disease
- Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
- Postoperative infections
- Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
- Sexually transmitted diseases
Infectious disease treatment
We know that being diagnosed with certain infectious diseases can feel overwhelming. That's why our doctors strive to provide compassionate, personalized care and work with each patient to create individualized treatment plans.
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.
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 patients minimize the health risks of traveling abroad. We offer pre-travel counseling along with immunizations and medications needed to stay healthy while traveling.
The Frist Travel Clinic is particularly beneficial to companies that require their employees to travel abroad. Our clinic is located within Centennial Medical Center and can accommodate a large volume of patients.
Our travel clinic's services
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
- X-ray services