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What do infectologists do for pneumonia?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
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In brief: Hmmmmmm?

I assume you are referring to an "infectious disease" doctor. An id doctor is an internest who has subspecialized in infectious diseases.
They treat and make recommendations for treatment on many infection states. Some practice independently and treat a panel of patients primarily. Most are consultants to other physicians and make recommendatins on treatment. They are a expert on pneumonia.

In brief: Hmmmmmm?

I assume you are referring to an "infectious disease" doctor. An id doctor is an internest who has subspecialized in infectious diseases.
They treat and make recommendations for treatment on many infection states. Some practice independently and treat a panel of patients primarily. Most are consultants to other physicians and make recommendatins on treatment. They are a expert on pneumonia.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Michael DePietro
They are most helpful in situations where the patients immune system is abnormal and unusual organisms may be a cause of the pneumonia, or where the patient because of allergies etc can not take multiple antibiotics
Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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Infectious disease specialists can be involved in pneumonia treatment when the list of possible germs causing the infection is unusually long as it would be in patients whose immune systems are damaged, when the organism growing in the lung is especially resistant to antibiotics, or is otherwise difficult to treat, or if the patient can not tolerate common antibiotics.

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Infectious disease specialists can be involved in pneumonia treatment when the list of possible germs causing the infection is unusually long as it would be in patients whose immune systems are damaged, when the organism growing in the lung is especially resistant to antibiotics, or is otherwise difficult to treat, or if the patient can not tolerate common antibiotics.
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