Pediatric Infectious Disease
Within Wesley Pediatric Specialists, you will find our Pediatric Infectious Disease Clinic. You may be referred to this clinic by your child’s primary care provider or may follow up here after a stay in the hospital. Children with known or suspected infectious disease may be seen here by our pediatric board-certified infectious disease physician who will provide an assessment and plan of care for your child and family. From childhood through young adults, our physician will provide follow-up visits and coordination of care to provide the best treatments for your child’s diagnosis.
First-time visitors: What to expect
At your first visit, your family will be greeted by our medical office specialists who will assist with checking the patient in and verifying that we have all correct information for the patient. This is very important so that we are able to communicate with your family for future visits/communications. Next, a nurse or medical assistant will greet the child and family and show them to the vitals area where they will obtain your child’s height, weight, and vital signs. The nurse will then take the child and family to the next room where they will review your child’s medical history with you. Your child will then be seen and examined by Dr. Wittler who will work with the child and family on a diagnosis and treatment plan. In many cases, lab work may be required to aid in diagnosis. The staff will assist in making sure this is a smooth process and your child remains as comfortable as possible. The average length of infectious disease visits are around 30 to 45 minutes.
Conditions we treat/services offered
- Fever with rash
- Skin and soft tissue infections
- Persistent or recurrent fever
- Antibiotic management for infections of skin, bone and joint, heart, lungs, kidneys, and other tissues
- Central nervous system infection management
- Diagnostic work-up of infections from viruses (e.g. HSV, CMV, EBV, enteroviruses), Bacteria (e.g. community- acquired MRSA, Lyme disease, syphilis, scrofula, cat scratch fever, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever), fungi, and parasites
- Treatment of infections related to congenital immune deficiencies
- Treatment of infections related to acquired immune deficiencies
- Post-organ transplantation treatment
- Vaccine recommendations, including travel-related vaccinations