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Infectious Diseases & Travel Medicine

About Us

Our specialists provide diagnosis and management of many chronic, complex, unexplained and potentially life-threatening infections. They evaluate fevers of all causes and treat infections that arise from exposure to infectious diseases or that follow organ transplantation and other surgical procedures. We also advise travelers on how to prevent infectious diseases.

Springfield Clinic's specialists in infectious diseases work closely with patients, their families and other physicians to provide comprehensive and effective care. They participate in clinical research to provide the most advanced therapies to their patients in central Illinois.

Our Services

Our doctors have special interests in the diagnosis and management of infections. Examples include:

  • AIDS or other HIV infections

  • Bacterial infections of the brain, bones, heart, joints, lung, muscle and skin

  • Influenza including H1N1 disease

  • Organ transplant recipients

  • Patients with hepatitis

Other services

Since 1980, Springfield Clinic has offered full-time preventive and therapeutic services for the international traveler. Our specialists are board certified in Infectious Diseases and specially trained in international medicine.

Our consultation services include:

  1. A review of your past immunizations

  2. An explanation for the immunizations advised for your destination country

  3. A discussion of recent research on diseases you may encounter based upon your itinerary

  4. A review of the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) about your destination and its local diseases

  5. Plans for prevention of local diseases such as malaria, “turista”, influenza,mountain sickness and SARS

  6. Advice about personal safety and medication protection during your travel

  7. The vaccines you must receive in order for you to travel

  8. The WHO International Certificate of Vaccination (the “yellow card”) to display at borders, local embassies, customs offices and transit points

To protect against and treat malaria, will prescribe chloroquine (Aralen), doxycycline, Fansidar, Malarone, mefloquine (Lariam) and a standby antibiotic for bacterial infections as needed. You must obtain these oral medications from your pharmacy.

Springfield Clinic Infectious Diseases & Foreign Travel Medicine offers the following immunizations:

please note that Cholera and Lyme disease immunizations are no longer available

  • Chicken pox

  • Diphtheria

  • Hemophilus influenzae

  • Hepatitis A

  • Hepatitis B

  • Influenza

  • Japanese B encephalitis

  • Measles

  • Meningococcal meningitis

  • Mumps

  • Pertussis (whooping cough)

  • Plague

  • Pneumococcal pneumonia

  • Polio

  • Rabies

  • Rubella (German measles)

  • Tetanus

  • Typhoid

  • Yellow fever

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