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Dr. Victor Nwanguma

Primary Care, Infectious Disease
PUEBLO, CO
21 years experience male

Locations

Infectious Disease Specialist Of S. Colorado

PUEBLO, CO

Address

2001 LAKE AVE, PUEBLO, CO, United States
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 10am - 4:00pm
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Fax

8887191380

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Medicare

Cigna

Humana Insurance Company

Medicaid

Kaiser Permanente Insurance Company

UnitedHealthcare

Summit Health - Infectious Disease

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About

Bio

Dr. Victor Nwanguma, is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious diseases (or communicable diseases). He completed his medical training from University of Bologna, (Italy), and University of Tennessee (USA). His areas of interest are to diagnosed and treat illnesses caused by microorganisms or germs. He has over 20 years experience in the medical field, both nationally and internationally. Speaks several languages, including French and Italian. Looking forward to assisting you with your medical needs.

Specialties
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Infectious Disease

Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Colorado, Indiana, Oregon, Tennessee

Languages spoken

English, Italian

Doctor Q&A

211 Answers
144 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
MDR - TB: I am not sure what you are trying to ask. But MDR-TB is a complex disease that is best handled by a specialist (usually an infectious disease speciali... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
NO: It is a nasal decongestant - opening up blocked nose
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Yes: Yes, today there are several effective treatment that can cure Hep C, with little to no side effects.
A female asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Not really: No need for concern. It will be good to know why was the test performed in the first place.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
STDs: They can be treated at the same time but with different antibiotics.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Pseudomonas: More information will be needed to answer your question. Where is the "heavy growth of pseudomonas species?" Is it from the skin, wound, urine, blood,... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
HCV treatment: Great news for your your husband to have undetectable HCV. I will not worry about the mildly elevated globulin level. You may want to repeat it in a f... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Metronidazole: Yes, it can be used during menstruation if indicated.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
See your doctor: You may want to see your doctor as both infection can be treated and cured with appropriate medicine.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Yes: Usually safe if you have no contraindication to any of the medications, like allergic reaction. The medications you mentioned do not interact adversel... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Bacteremia: More information is needed to accurately answer your question. Treatment duration of bacteremias usually depends on the type, the cause or origin of t... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
See your doctor: The tape worm infection will have to be confirmed first before deciding on what to do next.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Ignore: Take HIV medications as prescribed; Do no skip dose; Keep follow up appointment; Eat healthy.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Hepatitis: You may want to recheck it the levels. If consistently elevated, you will need checked for chronic hepatitis virus infection, especially hepatitis b ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Depends: on the type of infection you are trying to treat
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Both: Both Gram positive and Gram-negative bacteria can cause prostatits/epidymitis. But most often they are caused by gram negatives.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Viral tonsilitis: Usually the antibiotics will have no effect on the virus.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Not really: If indeed your pain is due to bacterial vaginal infection, triamcinolone cream will not be very helpful, it can even worsen your situation. You may ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Strep infection: How was the strep infection diagnosed? if indeed you have strep infection, with the symptoms you describe, it may be that the infection is spreading. ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Differently: In general, antibiotics have no effect on viruses, (it is important not to use antibiotics to treat infections cause by viruses) most bacteria will... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
See your doctor: You may have to do some blood test to check things out.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Multidrug resistance: More information is needed before advising on what to do next. Why was the urine culture checked? what were the patient's complain? ---> It may ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Several: Many different types of antibiotics depending on the location(Skin, bone, blood etc) and severity of the MRSA infection
A member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Yes: There are many different causes of pharyngitis (i.e. infection or inflammation of the pharynx) Depending on the type and if not treated corrected,... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
MANY: Overall, most common is malaria.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
No: Antidepressant are use for many different reasons, most commonly to treat depression. For most people, antidepressants will help/improve their depres... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Very similar: Difficult to differentiate cold from flu symptoms. Symptoms are essentially the same. Both are caused by viruses and usually resolve within 7-10 days... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
More info needed: Where was the yeast infection? (That is which body part was affected?) Generally speaking, you can re-use the creme.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Yes: There shouldn't be any interaction.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
HIV: I am not sure if I understand your question correctly. But if you have a positive HIV Elisa and a Positive HIV WB, you have confirmed HIV infection. ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
It depends: More information will be needed to answer your question. Is the elderly female symptomatic? (fever, urinary complain, etc). Depending on her clinical... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Urine: More information will be needed to properly answer your question. Did your doctor do a urine culture? was there any germs in her urine? If no germs, n... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Eye problems: You may want to stop wearing contact lenses. Speak with your eye doctor.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
NO: Usually, there has to be contact with infected fluid. Unknowingly, you may touch the infected genital fluid with your hands and later touch your mout... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Treat: See your doctor for treatment. If the infection is confirmed, treatment with a combination of pills, is usually effective in eradicating the infectio... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Hepatitis A: You get hepatitis A from eating food or drinking water/beverages contaminated with the virus.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
More info needed: Usually antibiotics are prescribed for a specific reason. Before recommending what else you can take, we will like to know why you are taken the antib... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Mosquito bites: Malaria and West Nile virus are transmitted by 2 different types of mosquitoes.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
It is possible that you have not been taken your HIV medicine every single day. That is the most common cause for the increase in HIV in your blood. I... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Clomid (clomiphene): You may want to speak with the doctor who prescribe the medication and also get a pregnancy test done.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Malaria/typhoid: If you are feeling better after treatment, and back to your normal routine, I don't think you need to worry about chills on your legs alone. It will e... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Several: Depending on type of MRSA infection, location, severity etc
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
It depends: Where is the MRSA? blood, skin, joint etc? Treatment varies depending on the location and severity.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Varies: Depends on many factors; type of infection, severity, location, duration etc.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Possible: Inflammation (redness, pain, swelling) and pus are signs infection. Staphylococcus maybe the culprit since it is a common cause of skin infection.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
More info needed: How long has it been going on? Since you were a child or in the last several months? ----> If in the last several months or few years, start with... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
STD: If you think you have STD, the best way to find out is to get tested for STDs and if positive, get treatment. If all negative, then you can discuss o... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
More info needed: There are many different types of parasite; some are more contagious than others. Also the contagiousity may depend on which part of the body is affec... Read More

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Aug 24, 2014
Dr. Nwanguma is a thoughtful and caring physician, and sharing his infectious disease knowledge in a practical way to help parents, and patients deal with, and understand better many common conditions...Read More
Aug 28, 2014
Dr. Nwanguma is a thoughtful, compassionate and supportive person, not to mention bright as all get out. We are lucky to have him around on Healhtap.
Apr 24, 2015
He's saved my butt multiple times with key guidance in anti microbial management.
HealthTap member
yes bt under medication was to complete treatment this month but when for check up and was told that there is still small of the bacteria in him bt he those not cough nor have fever he fine physicall...Read More
HealthTap member
Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good! In terms of living in South Africa, it helped because I can buy those.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you. It was for ms diagnosis. No virus, bacterial, fungus or diease found

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Italy
Graduated 2001MD

Residency

ATLANTA MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Infectious Disease Society of America
Top Infectious Disease Specialist , First Place, Colorado - Fall
2014
Top Doctor, First Place, Pueblo Region - Fall
2014

Publications

1

Virtual Visit Ratings

4.7
376 ratings

20 top reviews

26-year-old male
Mar 21, 2022 Loveland, CO
Very professional
21-year-old male
Jan 16, 2022 Salem, OR
great chap polite Knowledgeable and expert
29-year-old male
Jan 13, 2022 Highland, IN
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