A child may need a specialist if a general pediatric provider cannot address a relatively detailed concern.  In many cases, the general provider will make this determination and refer your child to an infectious diseases specialist.  When necessary, we are available to provide this specialty consultation.  Please complete the New Patient Registration online or fill out the packet in the Patient Forms section and bring it with you at the first visit.

Examples of cases that may need an infectious diseases specialist:

Recurrent/prolonged fever
Prolonged diarrhea
Recurrent streptococcal pharyngitis
PFAPA (period fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis, adenitis) syndrome
Skin infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus
Tickborne diseases (e.g., Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever)
Infectious mononucleosis (e.g., Epstein-Barr virus infection)
Children born to mothers with HIV infection
Children born to mothers with syphilis
Congenital CMV (cytomegalovirus) infection
Sexually transmitted diseases
Osteomyelitis
Cat-scratch disease
Tuberculosis