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Infectious Disease



North Shore Physician Group infectious disease physicians identify and treat infections that arise from exposure to infectious diseases, or that follow organ transplantation and other surgical procedures.

The process of diagnosis includes a regular physical examination of a patient and a review of the patient's medical history. Sometimes a physician is able to make a diagnosis based on the presence of a wart, cutaneous abscess, respiratory infection or diarreahal disease.

Other diagnostic procedures include microbiological culture, microscopy, biochemical testing and molecular diagnostics.

Conditions Treated

  • Blood stream infection
  • Bone and joint infections
  • Depsis
  • Endocarditis
  • HIV
  • Travel-associated diseases
  • Other transmitted diseases



CDC update on the enterovirus, with tips for protecting yourself and your family





Have you gotten your flu shot yet? 


 
More people die each year from the flu and resulting complications than from all other vaccine-preventable diseases combined (according to the CDC).

Learn about flu myths and facts (PDF)




 

Protect yourself! 

  • Hand washing is the most important method of preventing the spread of infection and disease.
  • Immunizations prevent the spread of disease among the general population and reduce the number of deaths and disability due to diseases like whooping cough and chickenpox.
  • Vaccines benefit everyone (the people who receive them and the vulnerable, unvaccinated people around them), because the infection is no longer able to spread.

Locations


Lynn:  


496 Lynnfield Street, 781.593.3400

Salem:  

55 Highland Avenue. 978.741.1701