Infectious Disease & Travel Medicine Department
The Infectious Disease & Travel Medicine Dept can be reached at 303-440-3216. This office practices at BMC-Broadway.
David Brandt, MD
Infectious Disease specialists diagnose, manage and treat disorders caused by microorganisms. Included are viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites. Some of such disorders include:
- Kidney infections
Appropriate use of antimicrobial agents, such as antibiotics, is part of the knowledge of infectious disease specialists. Prevention of infections by immunization and avoidance of risk behavior is an important part of the process.
More people are traveling for business and pleasure than ever before. Many will go to developing or tropical countries and, in addition to the pleasurable experiences associated with these countries, one may be exposed to diseases not customarily seen or present in the United States. Some of these countries have a higher burden of infectious disorders due to poor sanitation, lack of refrigeration or pasteurization, crowding and lack of immunization. Many of these diseases are “older” and well known but there is also a group of “newer” emerging infectious diseases which put the traveler at risk for becoming ill.
Our Travel Medicine Clinic provides information about risks of disease acquisition, advise about safe food & water, insect avoidance, immunizations and information about preventable diseases.
Specific Consultations Include:
- Determination of itinerary & health risk associated with travel route.
- Recommendations for appropriate immunizations.
- Answers about current health status and additional risk factors.
- Preventative advice.