An infection can lead to serious health complications when left untreated. At Su Clinica Medical Group in San Bernardino, California, Jose de la Llana, MD, and the highly skilled team diagnose and treat all types of infections, including viral and bacterial. The primary, general, and chronic care management practice offers in-office lab testing for a fast diagnosis. Call today or schedule an appointment online. Walk-in and same-day appointments are available for private pay patients. The team includes Spanish-speaking professionals to meet the health needs of the culturally diverse community.
An infection is a disease caused by harmful organisms, such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi, that enter your body and multiply. These organisms are called pathogens. When they get into your cells and multiply, they disrupt normal body functions and cause a range of symptoms.
Infections may occur in any part of the body and cause mild to severe symptoms. Types of infections include the following:
Infections affect people of all ages and can occur at any time. However, older adults and people with suppressed immune systems are more vulnerable to infections that can lead to complications.
Your body’s immune system protects against many pathogens and you can recover from mild infections like the common cold. However, seek medical care for an infection that causes moderate to severe symptoms or symptoms that worsen over time.
Su Clinica Medical Group is a full-service primary, general, and chronic care management practice. The team manages all of your health needs, including diagnosing and treating infections.
The team also specializes in senior care and recommends any older adult with an infection, even a minor cold, to come in for an evaluation.
You can expect a thorough and patient-centered exam from the team at Su Clinica Medical Group during your infection evaluation. Your provider reviews your symptoms and medical history and asks about your at-home symptom management.
They perform a physical exam and do in-office lab testing to determine the pathogen causing your infection. They offer testing for the flu, COVID-19, and strep throat. They also perform urinalysis tests for UTIs.
Su Clinica Medical Group also checks for Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), the bacteria that causes inflammation and ulcers in the stomach and small intestine.
The team at Su Clinica Medical Group only prescribes antibiotics for bacterial infections like strep throat and bacterial UTIs. Antibiotics can’t clear up viral infections. If you have a cold or flu infection, the team makes treatment recommendations to help reduce symptoms.
They also offer vaccines for the flu, COVID-19, and tetanus, supporting immune system function and protection.Su Clinica Medical Group offers services for private pay patients as well as those with Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Covered California™, and most PPO health insurances. Call today or schedule your infection consultation online.