Dr. Laurel Preheim, M.D. - Infectious Diseases - Omaha, Nebraska (NE)

Laurel Preheim, M.D.

Infectious Diseases

 Laurel Preheim M.D.
Medical School: Northwestern University
Residency: Medical College of WI
Fellowship: Medical College of WI
Clinic Website: Travel Clinic
Phone: (402) 995-5219

CHI Health Clinic

Travel Clinic (Dundee)

5002 Underwood Avenue
Omaha, NE 68132

Phone: (402) 717-0740
Fax: (402) 280-4584

VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System

4101 Woolworth Ave
Omaha, NE 68105

Phone: (402) 995-5219

Hospital Affiliation:

Infectious Diseases Information

An infectious disease (ID) specialist is a doctor of internal medicine (or, in some cases, pediatrics) who is qualified as an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. After seven or more years of medical school and postgraduate training, ID specialists complete two to three years of additional training in infectious diseases.

ID specialists have expertise in infections of the sinuses, heart, brain, lungs, urinary tract, bowel, bones and pelvic organs. Their extensive training focuses on all kinds of infections, including those caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites.

Along with their specialized knowledge comes a particular insight into the use of antibiotics and their potential adverse effects. ID specialists also have additional training in immunology (how the body fights infection), epidemiology (how infections spread) and infection control.