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Infectious Disease & Travel Medicine

We treat relatively common infectious diseases as well as exotic ailments such as cholera and typhoid. We can help with unwanted conditions that come home with you from a trip abroad. And, of course, we’ll help you prevent lots of problems with proper immunizations and planning, all provided by our travel medicine expert.

So whether you hope to avoid something that’s going around, or you’re going away and want to avoid bringing something home, give us a call.

INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Infectious disease physicians are like medical detectives. They examine difficult cases, looking for clues to identify the culprit and solve the problem.

Our infectious disease specialist offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment of a wide variety of illnesses caused by infection with bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. Infectious diseases, also called communicable, contagious or transmissible diseases, are illnesses caused by biological agents that may infect any organ system in the body or the patient as a whole.

Our physician also often diagnoses and treats AIDS patients and patients with fevers which have not been explained.

These illnesses include:

• Acute and chronic infections

• Bone and joint infections

• Fever of unknown cause

• Fungal infections

• Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C

• HIV

• Influenza

• MRSA

• Parasitic diseases

• Pneumonia

• Sexually transmitted disease

• Transplant infections

Many tropical diseases are considered infectious diseases because they are transmitted by insects such as mosquitoes and flies that carry a parasite, bacterium or virus that is infectious to humans.

Our infectious disease specialist has extensive training in this area, and also sees healthy people who plan to travel to foreign countries or locations where infection risk is higher. In these cases, he can help determine whether special immunizations or other preventive measures are necessary to protect travelers from disease.

TRAVEL MEDICINE

Traveling soon? Travel prepared!

Whether you are in need of immunizations for traveling abroad, getting ready to go to college or camp, or volunteering for missionary or humanitarian work, we can help you protect your health. We provide comprehensive pre- and post-travel consultations and all required travel vaccinations.

Travelers should consider vaccines as the first priority to traveling safely. Depending on your destination, many different types of vaccines might be required or recommended, including ensuring you are up-to-date with routine immunizations. Other factors such as age, pre-existing conditions and purpose for visit will determine what immunizations you may need and what precautions should be taken.

You should make a travel clinic appointment 4–6 weeks before departure because you may need a series of immunizations or the recommended vaccine does not take effect immediately.

More than 45% of travelers will face illness during an out-of-country journey, so our focus is on education and medical guidance to keep you healthy and safe while traveling. Our highly qualified and experienced physician makes sure you know enough so you can better prevent potential infections and diseases while abroad.

Our travel medicine physician is equipped to diagnose and treat unusual illnesses caused by parasites not seen in the United States. With the availability of the internet, there is a network of Travel Clinics that can be accessed from most parts of the world, thereby assuring the best and most current information in prevention and treatment of rare illnesses.

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Mark D. Winton MD
Mark D. Winton MD
Bozeman Health Infectious Disease
905 Highland Blvd., Suite 4500
Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 414-4210

Infectious Disease(Board Certified)

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