The Adult Infectious Disease specialists at Mosaic Life Care are among the best in the country. Dr. Scott Folk has been the Medical Director of Adult Infectious Diseases since it's inception in 1998. In 2018, Dr. Jeffrey Sherwood joined the Adult Infectious Disease Clinic.
What Are Infectious Diseases?
Infectious diseases are illnesses caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses or fungi. Transmission can either occur person-to-person, through insect or animal bites, or food contamination. The most common symptoms of an infectious disease include fever and fatigue.
Our infectious disease specialists provide comprehensive evaluation and management of the following:
- Skin and soft tissue infections
- Bone and joint infections
- Post–operative wound infections
- Diabetic wound infections
- Tick–borne illnesses
- Fever evaluations
The Adult Infectious Diseases Department provides consultative services for patients when another physician refers them, usually the primary care physician. Neither Dr. Folk or Dr. Sherwood are primary care physicians, and they do not admit patients to the hospital.