Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Specialists trained in pediatric infectious diseases diagnose and treat diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. Our highly skilled experts also work to prevent infections in high risk patients, and engage in research of infectious diseases with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
Our physicians are consulted for recurring, persistent, rare or complex infections, and care for children from birth through 23 years of age (college students). We also see pediatric patients who are hospitalized with infections. Our clinical expertise includes:
Diagnosis and management of infections, such as
- Bloodstream and intra-vascular device infections
- Bone and joint infections
- HSV infections
- Infections in immunocompromised patients
- Infections in newborn period to include congenital infections
- Lyme disease
- Recurrent or prolonged fever
- Respiratory syncytial virus (including prophylaxis for high risk populations)
- Skin and soft tissue infections to include MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus)
- Tropical diseases such as dengue, zika, malaria and other parasites
Outpatient continuity of hospital (inpatient) care (from WRNMMC and other hospitals)
- Follow-up care of recent infection, including monitoring labs
- Outpatient IV antibiotic therapy
- Management of complicated infectious diseases requiring multidisciplinary care
- Travel medicine (includes vaccinations and/or medications related to travel)
- International adoption, including screening for infections and reviewing of vaccines
- Prevention of infection in high risk populations
- Latent tuberculosis directly observed therapy (DOT)
- Follow-up after initial appointment – will depend on clinical situation
- Travel medicine
We believe that the more you know about your child's illness, the better you'll be able to provide care. Please bring your child’s updated immunization record and any outside medical records to your child’s appointment.
Whether you’re going on vacation, PCS, or visiting friends and relatives, let us help make your trip a healthy and safe one! We provide travel-related vaccines, malaria prophylaxis, traveler’s diarrhea treatment, and travel counseling. However, we do not complete clearance paperwork for OCONUS PCS – this should be completed by your child’s PCM.
Ask your child’s PCM for a referral to Peds ID for a travel medicine appointment. We can see your entire TRICARE-eligible family (including adults) in one visit! We recommend scheduling 6-8 weeks prior to departure. We recommend a travel medicine appointment for all international travel except travel to Canada, Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.
Please click here to complete a pre-travel screening prior to your appointment.
Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection (RSV) Prophylaxis
CDC Travelers Health