Infectious Disease

Infectious disease (ID) specialists are doctors who diagnose and treat serious infectious diseases involving any and all organ systems. They are also trained in the diagnosis of non-infectious diseases which may mimic infections. ID physicians generally serve as consultants to other physicians (both primary care and subspecialists) who request assistance with cases. ID physicians are fully trained in internal medicine with an additional two years training in infectious disease. Our physicians are all board-certified in both ID and internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. ID physicians are also trained in outpatient antibiotic infusion and travel medicine. Scott & White ID physicians have ongoing research projects and regularly publish in peer-reviewed medical journals.

Patients are generally referred to ID for serious conditions such as HIV infection, endocarditis, bone and joint infections (including prosthetic joints), and fever of unknown origin (FUO). Conditions treated range from meningitis and brain abscesses to diabetic foot infections and everything in between. 


You will be referred to an infectious disease specialist by your  primary care physician.

Common Problems

  • Bacteremia/sepsis
  • Bone and joint infections
  • Central nervous system infections
  • Infections in immunocompromised patients (transplant, cancer chemotherapy, etc.)
  • Endocarditis and endovascular infections
  • Fever of unknown origin (FUO)
  • Fungal infections
  • Gastrointestinal infections
  • HIV/AIDS and associated opportunistic infections
  • Mycobacterial infections
  • Skin and soft tissue infections


Infectious Disease Services

HIV Clinic     For the treatment of HIV infection and associated complications. This includes preventive therapy and screening for opportunistic infection and malignancy.

Outpatient Antibiotic Therapy (Infusion) Clinic   For treatment and monitoring of patients who are receiving intravenous antibiotics on an outpatient basis.

Travel Clinic   For people planning travel to destinations which might involve exposure to tropical diseases and other health risks.


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Karen Brust
Infectious Disease Specialist
Lizbeth J. Cahuayme-Zuniga
Infectious Disease Specialist
Alan Howell
Infectious Disease Specialist
Richmond L. Hunt
Infectious Disease Specialist​
John Midturi
Infectious Disease Specialist