Joong Yong Kwon , M.D.

Infectious Diseases

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Infectious Disease & Epidemiology Associates

17030 Lakeside Hills Plz
Medical Office Building Two Suite 202
Omaha, NE 68130

Phone: (402) 758-5240
Fax: (402) 758-5792

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.