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Infectious disease

Infectious diseases are caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi or parasites. These diseases can be transmitted through multiple sources, including insects, animals, food and water.

Infectious disease medicine in Western North Carolina

If you have an infectious disease or need travel immunizations, we can help.

The infectious disease doctors at Mission Health Physicians are experts in diagnosing and treating infections. In addition to prescribing and administering oral and intravenous (IV) antibiotics, they provide pre-travel vaccinations and post-travel evaluations.

Types of infectious diseases we treat

We provide in-person services and telehealth appointments for the treatment and management of a range of infectious diseases, including:

  • Bone and joint infections
  • Clostridium difficile colitis
  • Complicated bloodstream infection
  • Diabetic foot
  • Diarrheal illnesses
  • Fungal infections
  • Hepatitis B virus (HBV)
  • Hepatitis C virus (HCV)
  • HIV (human immunodeficiency virus)
  • Immunocompromised fevers and infections
  • Multidrug-resistant organisms
  • Mycobacterial infections
  • Pneumonia
  • Postoperative wounds
  • Syphilis
  • Urinary tract infection

Our infectious disease services

One of the most effective forms of prevention for infectious diseases is vaccines, and we offer a range of vaccinations, as well as travel medicine services.

Vaccinations we offer

To help safeguard you against various infectious diseases, we offer a range of vaccinations, including:

  • Haemophilus influenzae B
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Influenza (flu)
  • Meningococcal
  • Pneumococcal
  • Polio (inactivated)
  • Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)
  • Rabies
  • Tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap)
  • Tetanus diphtheria toxoid

Our travel medicine services

To protect your health during and after international travel, we offer post-travel evaluations and pre-travel vaccinations, including:

  • Japanese encephalitis
  • Typhoid
  • Yellow fever

Conditions we do not treat

Although we are equipped and trained to treat many different conditions, there are some chronic conditions we actually do not treat, including:

  • Chronic Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Chronic parasites
  • Delusions of parasitosis

HealthBreak: Sexually Transmitted Infections

Dr. James Whitehouse from Mission Health explains who is most at risk for sexually transmitted infections.

Our Infectious disease Locations

Mission Infectious Disease Associates
900 Hendersonville Road
Suite 205
Asheville, NC 28803
 (828) 213-7660
Mission Infectious Disease Associates
900 Hendersonville Road
Suite 205
Asheville, NC 28803
 (828) 213-7660