University Health provides infectious disease care and treatment for children and adults. When you seek help at our hospital or one of our clinics, you receive exceptional care from a board-certified, fellowship trained doctor who specializes in treating your unique type of illness.
Compassionate and Innovative CareInfectious diseases cover a wide range of illnesses and health concerns. We’re recognized as experts in treating patients fighting infections due to bacterial, viral, parasitic or fungal infections. The brain, heart, lungs and kidneys, as well as other major organs and areas of the body, can quickly become compromised by disease.
Our partnership with UT Health San Antonio gives you access some of the best infectious disease specialists in the country. Our highly skilled team treats many kinds of infectious diseases including influenza, pneumonia, COVID-19, complex mycobacterial infections, serious parasitic infections and more.
Knowledgeable Infectious Disease Specialists
We’re known for our comprehensive care for patients who have common and rare diseases.
- Bacterial infections such as staphylococcus
- Bacterial meningitis
- Bone and joint infections
- Fungal infections
- Surgical site infections
- Viral hepatitis B or C
Our partnership with UT Health also gives you the added benefit of accessing UT Health’s Fungus Testing Laboratory – considered a national resource and world-class testing center. As a result, you get accurate answers quickly for even the most complex infections. We’re able to deliver appropriate and timely treatments resulting in better outcomes.
Advanced Research and Treatment
On a regular basis, infectious disease doctors practicing in San Antonio and beyond refer patients to us to get a second opinion on how to proceed with treatments. That’s because we’re not only known for actively participating in innovative research in the field of infectious diseases, but we’re also recognized for leading the way.
Through our partnership with UT Health San Antonio, we’ve established the Adaptive COVID-19 Treatment Trials. Together, University Health and UT Health continue to collaborate to develop groundbreaking research to help patients throughout the country find an effective treatment therapy for the novel coronavirus. The information gathered through these COVID-19 clinical trials may help hundreds of thousands of people today and in the future.
There are multiple forms of infectious diseases. We treat all types.
We specialize in treating these major categories of infectious diseases:
- Bacterial infections
- Bone and Joint infections
- Fungal infections
- Latent TB
Some specific conditions we treat include:
- COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2)
- Dengue Fever
- Hepatitis (A, B & C)
- Latent Tuberculosis
- Measles, mumps, rubella
- Meningitis (bacterial, viral, fungal)
- Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus
- Pertussis (whooping cough)
- Septic arthritis
- Surgical wound infections
Treatments for infectious diseases vary from person to person and case by case. Our goal is to find the perfect combination of the right drugs, for the right illness, for the right amount of time. We apply preventative measures through vaccines and use appropriate antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal medications.
Weekly, a broad group of infectious disease specialist team up and discuss various patients’ unique health conditions. The group of experts may include an HIV specialist, infection prevention specialist, an antimicrobial specialist, a fungal infection specialist and others, depending on your illness. When you have the advantage of having multiple experts reviewing your medical case, it results in an effective, personalized treatment plan.
Rare diseases often involve multi drug-resistant organisms and atypical mycobacterial infections often require multiple medications to treat it. Additionally, immunocompromised patients frequently require care from infectious disease specialists to assist with treating complex medical conditions.
Our mission is to treat challenging illnesses with the narrowest drug possible to reduce toxicities while getting you healthy again. We continue to partner with UT Health to explore new therapies and participate in cutting-edge research to discover better treatment options.