Infectious Diseases Specialist

Palm Beach Boutique Medicine

Concierge Medicine located in Wellington, FL

While your immune system is well-equipped to fight off infection, you might still need medical treatment to recover fully. Palm Beach Boutique Medicine offers comprehensive care for many types of infectious diseases, including pneumonia, strep throat, and urinary tract infections. The concierge medicine practice can treat you in the Wellington, Florida, office or at home with prescription medications like IV antibiotics. To schedule testing or treatment for infectious diseases, call or book an appointment online today.

Infectious Diseases Q & A

What are infectious diseases?

Infectious diseases result when bacteria, viruses, or fungi enter your body and settle in. You might develop an infectious disease if you make contact with an infected person, eat contaminated food, or are bitten by an insect or animal that carries the disease.

Some common infectious diseases Palm Beach Boutique Medicine diagnoses and treats include:

  • Flu
  • Pneumonia
  • Strep throat
  • COVID-19
  • UTIs
  • Cellulitis (bacterial skin infection)

The symptoms you experience depend on the type of infection you have. In general, you might have a fever, muscle aches, cough, or diarrhea as your immune system works to fight off the infection.

If you can’t manage the symptoms of an infectious disease on your own, or need testing to confirm your condition, schedule an evaluation with Palm Beach Boutique Medicine. They provide in-office consultations and can visit you in your home when you’re too sick to travel. They can also schedule your initial consultation through the telemedicine platform.

How are infectious diseases diagnosed?

Palm Beach Boutique Medicine offers a variety of lab testing services that help diagnose the root cause of your symptoms. To identify the source of your infection, you might need:

  • Throat swab
  • Blood testing
  • Urine testing
  • Stool testing

Once your physician understands the type of infection you have, they create a treatment plan that focuses on helping you feel better fast. They provide a variety of treatments both in the office and in your home to help you fight the infection and prevent your condition from worsening.

How are infectious diseases treated?

Your treatment plan for an infectious disease depends on the type of disease you have. Antibiotics are a standard treatment for different kinds of bacterial infections, including cellulitis, UTIs, and pneumonia.

Palm Beach Boutique Medicine provides IV antibiotics to quickly treat the infection and provide fast relief of your symptoms. You can receive IV antibiotics in the office or in the comfort of your home over the course of several days.

If you have a viral infection like the flu, antibiotics won’t help. Instead, your provider can help you manage your symptoms and prevent them from worsening. You can also benefit from IV infusions of vitamins and minerals that give your immune system a boost and help restore your energy levels, so you can get back to your usual routine faster.

To schedule a consultation for infectious disease testing or treatment, call Palm Beach Boutique Medicine or book an appointment online today.