Our SpecialtiesInfectious Disease

Infectious Disease Treatment

Patient-Centered Care

At RWJBarnabas Health, we are your partners for a healthier tomorrow. That’s why we work diligently to prevent and treat illness caused by infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, hepatitis C, and sexually transmitted infections among other fungal, viral, bacterial, and parasitic infections.

Infectious diseases can affect anyone, because they are contagious and very common across the world. People whose immune systems don’t work at full strength have a greater risk for certain infections. Immunocompromised individuals include those going through cancer treatments, recent organ transplant recipients, those unvaccinated against common infectious diseases, health care workers, and anyone who travels to areas of the world - where they may be exposed to mosquitoes carrying pathogens such as malaria or the Zika virus.

Some of the infectious diseases we treat include:

  • Viral hepatitis
  • Sexually transmitted infections (STIs or STDs)
  • Transplant-related infections
  • Tropical infections
  • Tuberculosis
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Malaria
  • Skin infections
  • Infectious diarrhea
  • Lyme disease
  • Meningitis and encephalitis
  • Influenza
  • Epstein-Barr virus (mononucleosis)
  • Lice outbreaks
  • And others

Do I Have an Infectious Disease?

Infectious disease symptoms vary depending on the disease, but may include flu-like symptoms such as fever, chills, fatigue, and muscle aches. More serious symptoms may include bloody diarrhea, vomiting, dehydration and shock. If you have ongoing (chronic) symptoms that worsen over time, you should see a doctor for prompt treatment.

Thorough Infectious Disease Treatment and Education

Our mission at RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group is to offer patient-centered care alongside innovative patient education, while serving the community at large. We also offer Pediatric Infectious Disease specialists, who provide evaluation and therapy for children suffering from infectious diseases such as Kawasaki disease or fevers of an unknown origin.

Our team of physicians work with our patients and their families, offering consultations on infection control policies and procedures. We also provide extensive consultations on methods for dealing with epidemics and pandemics such as the novel-coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

To make an appointment with one of our RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group infectious disease specialists, please visit our Physician Locator to find a provider near you. Existing patients can call a provider's office or visit MyChart to schedule an appointment online, at their convenience. New patients, please call 1-888-724-7123.