Can an infectious disease specialist (doctor) do all your travel shots?

Not necessarily. Any primary care doctor should be able to help you. But it is better to go to a local health department, they may have all vaccinations, depending on the country you are traveling to.

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Can some tell me what an infectious disease specialist doctor usually takes care of?

As below. Id specialists are trained in various infections, usage of antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals, sepsis etc. Including hiv, aids. Read more...
All infections. An id specialist treats all infections caused by micro-organisms including viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and parasites. We treat infections of every organ of the body. Examples include pneumonia, pyelonephritis(kidney infection), osteomyelitis(bone infections), hiv/aids, meningitis, amoebic dysentery etc. Etc. Read more...

What type of doctor is better suited to advise a person without a spleen on a vaccine regimen an immunologist or infectious disease specialist?

Either one. Both are capable of giving you the information you're looking for. Read more...
Family Physician. Your family physician should be able to advise you on the vaccine guidelines. Read more...
Either fine. Id is more easily located, and focuses on the conditions vaccination would be addressing. In general, majority of surgeons / family doctors / internists would be competent in managing a post-splenectomy patient in terms of prophylactic vaccination. Read more...

Low grade fevers, fatigue & swollen lymph nodes for over 3 months. Blood work ok. Doc referring me to infectious disease specialist. What will they do?

Infectious Diseases. Experts in this area have some familiarity with almost every other area of medical practice, as it regards infection or diseases that present as inflammation, and so they are the detectives of medicine. They will take an extensive history, perform a detailed exam, labs and imaging. In this case they may follow the golden rule (Go where the money is), and biopsy a lymph node. Read more...

General Doctor is sending me to an infectious disease specialist, for getting swollen lymphnode and sick a lot... What will they be looking for? Hiv?

Yes. And other conditions too affectting your immune system. Screening / diagnosing HIV infection isn't a problem nowadays, hope you don't have it if you don't have the risk factors. Other common possibility is chronic infectious mononucleosis, uncommon , but need to be ruled out, a more detailed analysis of your immune system after more history and physical examination would be carried out, goodluck . Read more...
Yes, also... Yes, they will look for HIV and other chronic infections such as Lyme disease. They may also look for conditions like immunoglobulin deficiencies. You may also have nutrient deficiencies; you are likely deficient in Vit D unless you take it. All adults should take about 5000 iu of D3/day in fall & winter. Take a quality multivitamin and eat a healthy diet, minimize sugars and junk food.Good luck! Read more...

Infectious disease specialists. Would they be the doctors to get travel shots from?

Travel medicine docs. Travel medicine specialists give travel shots and give medication to protect against malaria and altitude illness. Many infectious disease doctors are trained in travel medicine, as are many other doctors. You can find a travel medicine specialist at istm.Org or astmh.Org. Read more...

How will I know what does an infectious disease specialist do?

Treats infections. An id specialist treats all infections caused by micro-organisms including viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and parasites. We treat infections of every organ of the body. Examples include pneumonia, pyelonephritis(kidney infection), osteomyelitis(bone infections), hiv/aids, meningitis, amoebic dysentery etc. Etc. Some id docs mainly do hospital consultations while some have office practices. Read more...

Should a patient with a history of ER visits with episodes diagnosed as or resembling sirs, as shown on profile, see an infectious disease specialist due to history? Or wait until next ER visit?

Best Medicine. The emergency room is the worst place to get ongoing medical care for a chronic problem. You want someone to know your whole history and all of the testing and treatments you have had. The er is designed for acute problems and is not a good place to return to for primary care of a condition. Please get to the infectious disease specialist or your family doctor. Read more...
Neither. Sirs isn't really a diagnosis. It's a collection of abnormalities on exam and lab studies. It could be a sign of infection, and in the hospital that's what we are trying to find. I'm guessing that they've never found one. We also see sirs criteria met by patients with other types of diseases, especially rheumatological diseases. You listed some abnormal rheum labs ...May need rheum doc. Read more...