While a primary care provider can diagnose and treat many infectious diseases, there are some problems best handled by an infectious diseases specialist.
Rumford Hospital offers the services of an infectious disease specialist who is specially trained in diagnosing and treating rare or particularly difficult infections.
An infectious diseases specialist can develop long-term treatment plans for patients with serious infections such as HIV and hepatitis. Another infectious diseases specialty is immunizations for those who are planning to travel abroad. (Anyone planning a trip overseas should learn what immunizations are recommended or required.)
An infectious disease specialist sees patients at Rumford Hospital on the first Thursday of every month between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call 207-369-1130.