West Suburban Medical Center's Infectious Disease Physicians provide consultation and care for hospitalized patients with communicable diseases. Travel-related infectious diseases, emerging infectious diseases, and concerns about infectious disease treatments are also addressed by these physicians. Therapies and treatments are provided by the Infectious Disease Physicians.
West Suburban Medical Center currently has three HIV health care providers on staff, whom are actively diagnosing, treating and educating patients about how to live with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. While providing excellent care is of great importance to these Infectious Disease physicians, they are also currently aggressively trying to educate primary care physicians and medical residents about the importance of early HIV testing. By sending out memos and providing lectures, Drs. Malcolm Deam, Donna Hanlon and Joanna Ortiz are spreading the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s new advice - all patients between the ages of 18 and 59 who come in contact with a new physician should be tested for HIV, unless the patient declines. At West Suburban Medical Center, our Infectious Disease physicians are not only concerned with treating the condition, but increasing disease awareness and increasing the number of HIV tests.