Infectious Disease


Infectious Disease Specialists Serving the Northern Suburbs

Infectious DiseaseTufts Medical Center Community Care’s infectious disease specialists are uniquely trained in understanding how illnesses are passed from one person to another and the best ways to treat diseases and stop their spread. If you’d like to consult with an experienced infectious disease specialist, you can confidently turn to our community-based multispecialty medical group. We have convenient locations in Melrose, Medford, and throughout northern suburbs and ample appointment availability to make it simple to find the right doctor.

What is an infectious disease?

Infectious diseases are disorders that are caused by bacteria, fungus, or viruses – also known as pathogenic organisms. Here are a few examples of the infectious diseases our physicians diagnose and treat at Tufts Medical Center Community Care:

  • Hepatitis
  • Shingles
  • Ringworm
  • Cystitis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Listeria
  • Tuberculosis
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

We believe that timely consultations are essential in treating infectious diseases in their earliest stages and strive to begin a treatment plan as soon as possible. Our specialists collaborate closely with other medical professionals at MelroseWakefield Hospital and Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford to promptly identify infectious diseases, provide treatment and follow-up care, and help ensure patients receive the appropriate level of care at the right time.

Contact Tufts Medical Center Community Care today to learn more about our approach to infectious disease prevention and treatment or to schedule an appointment. You may also reserve an appointment online at your convenience. We are in network with most major health insurance providers.


Swetal Patel, MD, MS

781-662-1911   617-339-2166
Infectious Disease

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