Access Physicians’ inpatient Infectious Disease program includes two distinct services:
Infectious Disease Consultation
With an Access Physicians infectious disease program, hospitals of any size can connect with a board-certified infectious disease specialist to diagnose, treat and manage patients with difficult, unusual, or complicated bacterial, fungal, viral and parasitic infections, such as meningitis, sepsis, complicated urinary tract infection, pneumonia, cellulitis and abscess, surgical site infections, osteomyelitis, prosthetic joint infections, transplant infections, and HIV. Our infectious disease program decreases unnecessary transfers, increases census, and supports local physicians to manage a higher complexity of disease.
Access Physicians’ telemedicine antibiotic stewardship program can be implemented in all hospitals, even those without in-house or on-site infectious disease specialists. These programs:
- Reduce hospital pharmacy expenditures related to antibiotic prescriptions – the number one spend in hospital pharmacy.
- Achieve clinical excellence goals of reducing both antibiotic overuse and antibiotic resistance and financial goals of reducing costs.
Outpatient Infectious Disease Program
Through Access Physicians’ outpatient telemedicine solutions, clinics can have access to infectious disease specialists for initial and follow-up visits for patients needing treatment and chronic care management for:
- Infected decubitus or pressure ulcers
- Infected diabetic foot ulcers
- Post-surgical wound infections
- Post-hospitalization care, including long term antibiotic therapy i.e., for osteomyelitis, bacteremia, endocarditis, epidural abscess, or intraabdominal abscess