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Barnabus Health Medical Group in Lyndhurst, NJ

Infectious Disease

When your primary care physician believes you have a condition that requires advanced knowledge of diseases and infections, you will be referred to an infectious disease specialist. The specialist can conduct additional testing to identify infections and immunologic diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites.

Infectious disease doctors specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of:

  • Bone and joint infections such as osteomyelitis
  • Brain infections such as meningitis
  • Cellulitis
  • Heart infections such as endocarditis
  • Hepatitis
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Illnesses and fevers for which there is no known cause
  • Immune deficiencies and congenital immune dysfunction
  • Infections caused by hardware in the body
  • Lyme disease
  • Pneumonia
  • Recurrent infections or fever
  • Respiratory infections such as tuberculosis (TB)

A cell culture or blood sample is generally needed to diagnose the cause of infection. The culture can take a few days to grow before the results are in. Results of blood work may be available sooner. The doctor may use several different tests to either confirm or rule out possible diagnoses, such as HIV or hepatitis.

Dr. Randa Hamadeh is our infectious disease specialist at United Medical in New Jersey. She sees patients in our Bayonne office. To schedule a visit with Dr. Hamadeh, please call (201) 339-6111.