Infectious Diseases

If you have symptoms of an infectious disease and require immediate treatment, or you are preparing for international travel and need a vaccine or preventive medication and advice on remaining well, make an appointment with our specialists at Mount Sinai-Union Square. The doctors at our outpatient practice can provide you with the infectious disease care you need, from prevention to diagnosis and treatment. We treat adolescents and adults, and if your child needs an immunization or treatment, our pediatric practice can help.

Enhanced Care

In treating you, we use careful medical judgment about when to use antibiotics, following the latest practices to enhance your outcome and recovery while reducing unnecessary use of antibiotics and the risk of antibiotic resistance. We are dedicated to caring for you and making a difference through our comprehensive, compassionate patient care that includes our thoughtful use of antibiotics.

Preparing for Travel and Your Return

Depending on where you are going, you may need certain vaccinations or medications to protect you against particular diseases, such as malaria. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention publishes the latest information on pre-travel preparations for every country and every type of traveler, including children, pregnant women, cruise ship passengers, and those headed to provide relief in a disaster zone.

At Union Square, we can help you understand what you need to do, and get you squared away before you leave on your trip.

If you have travelled, and have symptoms after returning, our infectious diseases doctors can evaluate your condition and treat you expertly.

Conditions We Diagnose, Treat and Help Prevent

Infectious diseases caused by microscopic germs such as bacteria or viruses can lead to serious illness. Some infectious diseases spread from person to person, including the flu as well as HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. Others transfer from an animal or insect to humans, such as Lyme disease, which is transmitted by the bite of an infected tick. Some infections are caused by germs, that under normal circumstances, you are not exposed to.  When these germs invade your system, they can cause infections.  However, we can help you by preventing many of these infections with vaccinations or other preventative methods.

At Mount Sinai-Union Square, we can diagnose, prevent, and treat many types of infectious diseases, including:

  • Lyme disease
  • Respiratory disease, such as pneumonia and tuberculosis
  • Infections in people with chronic conditions such as diabetes, rheumatological issues, and cancer
  • Sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B and C
  • Infections of bones and joints caused by an injury or implanted devices such as replacement joints
  • MRSA, a bacterial infection that is highly resistant to antibiotics, and is associated with a hospital stay
  • A variety of staph infections
  • Viral hepatitis such as hepatitis A, B and C
  • Travel related infections and other viral infections  

In addition, as part of the extensive Mount Sinai Health System, we are able to refer you to other specialists, or any one of our seven New York City hospitals, for other treatments you may need. Mount Sinai doctors are here for you.