Welcome to WMed's Infectious Disease Clinic
An Infectious Disease (ID) Specialist is a physician who has had advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of all ailments caused by infections, which includes training in internal medicine or pediatrics, infectious diseases, tropical medicine, microbiology, epidemiology, and immunology. Like other specialties, training to practice infectious disease medicine takes many years.
Infectious agents include bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Specific examples of infections are: meningitis, brain abscesses, sinusitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, hepatitis, kidney and bladder infections, sexually transmitted diseases, acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), tuberculosis, skin and bone infections, and tropical diseases. Appointments are by physician referral only.
What services does the Infectious Disease Clinic provide?
Consultations: A consultation by an ID specialist is usually first requested by your physician. The services rendered by an ID specialist will then vary depending on the complexity of your care, but usually will include the following: complete medical record review, bedside visitation, complete physical exam, review of all your X-rays and scans, review of all of your cultures in the microbiology laboratory, ordering further diagnostic tests, a complete report to our physician.
Foreign Travel: An ID Specialist is also an expert in protecting your health while traveling abroad. If you are planning on foreign travel, an ID specialist can help patients arrange for this treatment to be performed at home, thus decreasing medical costs and providing care in a more agreeable setting.
Home Antibiotic Therapy: Many complicated infections require a prolonged course of intravenous antibiotics lasting weeks or even months. In certain circumstances, an ID specialist can help patients arrange for this treatment to be performed at home, thus decreasing medical costs and providing care in a more agreeable setting.
Antibiotics: An ID Specialist is an expert in the use of antibiotics and newer agents used in the treatment of bacterial, viral, and fungal diseases. There are many of these new agents being discovered, which is why many physicians will consult with an ID specialist for assistance in managing complicated courses of therapy with these new agents.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Many sexually transmitted diseases such as herpes, syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia are difficult to treat and are often recurrent. An ID specialist is an expert in this area and is often asked to assist in the treatment of these types of cases.
Community Service: ID specialists are experts in handling highly contagious diseases and epidemics. Representatives from public health departments and other community officials often rely upon assistance from ID specialists when an outbreak of a contagious disease occurs, or when help is needed in formulating safe health policies for the community.
We also perform a variety of procedures in the office, including but not limited to:
- Minor office surgery
- Skin biopsy and excision
- Cryotherapy of skin lesions
- Wound care
- Amputation care
Dr. Pimpawan Boapimp - Adult ID Specialist
Dr. Thomas Flynn - Pediatric and Adult ID Specialist
Dr. Deepak Garg - Adult ID Specialist
Dr. Larry Lutwick - Adult ID Specialist
Nancy Luethy - Physician Assistant, Certified
|Nursing Staff||Support Staff|
|Chris, RN||Susan - Clinical Support Tech|
|Amanda, RN||Katie, LMSW - Social Worker|
Located on the second floor in the WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine Clinics building at 1000 Oakland Drive.
Hours of Operation
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8 AM - Noon and 1 PM - 5 PM
Wednesday from 9 AM - Noon and 1 PM - 5 PM
We provide 24-hour care with full telephone availability during evenings and weekends. We urge you to call us before going to an emergency room.
To Contact the Clinic
For general clinic information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You can expect a response within 72 hours. For medical questions, including prescription refills and to schedule an appointment, please call 269.337.4300.