All doctors can treat common infections. But chronic, recurring, or otherwise complicated infections require a different type of care. These infections have a higher risk of treatment failure and may be resistant to antibiotics. Additionally, complicated infections might have an underlying cause that is not immediately obvious. Dr. Diwan offers personalized, empathetic care for patients with complicated infections.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, contagious diseases seem more intimidating today than ever before. There is a lot of fear-mongering and misinformation when it comes to contagious disease care, which can scare patients and make them reluctant to seek care. Dr. Diwan offers expert treatment for patients with infectious conditions, including hospitalized patients. His goal is to treat these patients with thorough and effective care so that patients can feel confident as they deal with their conditions.
Wound Infection Care
Wounds can be painful and difficult to deal with. However, if wounds become infected, then an annoying issue can become a serious health problem. For example, infected wounds can become more painful, swollen, and difficult to treat. Infections can also spread to other parts of the body, which can cause fever, chills, and other symptoms. Treating infected wounds is crucial to a patient’s overall health.
Dr. Diwan offers care for a variety of wounds, including diabetic foot ulcers. Our team will use topical dressings and treatments to promote surface healing, while also using medications to address deeper infections.
Skin, Bone, and Soft Tissue Infections
We treat skin, bone, and soft tissue infections such as osteomyelitis, abscess, and more. Skin, bone, and soft tissue infections can range in severity. It’s important to have a specialist evaluate your infection before it spreads. Our care focuses on eliminating the infection and also reducing symptoms, so that the look- and functionality- of your skin is improved along with the infection itself.
Chronic infections, such as urinary tract infections, can be annoying, painful, and difficult to treat. While many of these infections start with mild symptoms, the infections can progress over time. If you aren’t seeing improvement after you’ve treated your infection, then a specialist like Dr. Diwan can help you explore new treatment options to eliminate the infection for good.
Hepatitis and HIV Treatments
HIV is a virus that attacks a person’s immune system. Untreated HIV can lead to AIDS. However, HIV has long-term treatment options that can help to slow the disease progression. Hepatitis B and C are chronic liver infections. These infections are spread in the same way as HIV, through blood or other bodily fluids. While Hepatitis can be serious, it can also be managed with the right medical tools. Hepatitis C is a curable illness. However, if left untreated, it can lead to severe liver damage. There is no cure for Hepatitis B or HIV, though new treatment options are making it easier for patients to manage the disease and live healthier lives.
Dr. Diwan offers caring and pragmatic treatment for Hepatitis, HIV, and the related infections that these patients often face. He understands that these diseases require lifelong care, which is why he prioritizes long-term relationships with his HIV and Hepatitis patients.
Treatment for Returning Travelers
International travelers must be aware of their Infectious Disease risk. Dr. Diwan offers infection treatment for returning travelers, as well as preventative care for people before their trips. This includes vaccinations, as well as treatment for insect-borne illnesses and other diseases. Dr. Diwan can also help you create a care plan to stay as healthy as possible while abroad. Call us today to learn more.