Infections are a common reason for patients to be admitted to the hospital.
Any organ system within the body can be involved with infection, but common infectious diseases include:
- Pneumonia (infection of the lungs)
- Bladder or kidney infections
- Diverticulitis (a form of bowel infection)
- Infection of the blood
- Infections of the skin
Doctors who are taking care of patients in the hospital sometimes ask for infectious disease specialists to consult on cases. Infectious disease specialists are physicians who have had specialized training.
All of the infectious disease physicians at Duke Regional Hospital are board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and are full-time faculty at the Duke University School of Medicine.
In addition to consulting on patients admitted to the hospital, the infectious disease physicians also provide advice to the hospital regarding infectious disease policies, microbiology procedures, and antibiotic stewardship.
Help Prevent Infection
Download and read this patient education information to help prevent the spread of infection:
For more information, please call 919-403-3DRH (919-403-3374).
Physicians offering this service include: