Infectious disease specialists in southwest Virginia
The infectious disease specialists at LewisGale Regional Health System are experienced in diagnosing and treating many types of infectious diseases, such as influenza, Lyme disease and shingles.
You can trust our physicians to provide compassionate, personalized care based on the latest evidence-based medicine and backed by the LewisGale network of resources.
To learn more about infectious disease care at LewisGale Regional Health System, call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (877) 242-2362.
What are infectious diseases?
Infectious diseases are caused by germs—tiny living organisms found in the air, soil and water. While many germs are harmless, others can cause life-threatening illnesses. Under certain circumstances, people can become infected by touching, eating, drinking or breathing something that contains germs.
Germs are also spread through insect and animal bites, kissing and sexual contact. Vaccines, proper handwashing and medicines can help prevent infectious diseases.
Infectious diseases vary widely in their causes, symptoms and treatments. Some infections may be cured through rest and simple home care, while others may require hospitalization and intravenous antibiotics.
Infectious diseases we treat
LewisGale Regional Health System offers disease prevention services and treatment options for the following infectious diseases:
- Clostridium difficile (C. difficile, antibiotic-associated colitis)
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitic C
- Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
- Lyme disease
- Methicillin-resistant staph infection (MRSA)
- Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)