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Infectious disease

Infections are common, and our bodies can usually take care of them. But prolonged, severe or unusual infections need expert attention. That's where Truman Medical Centers/University Health comes in.

The team in our infectious diseases clinic specializes in identifying and treating conditions caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. Our board-certified infectious disease physicians, nurses and nurse practitioner are experts in providing care for conditions like:

  • Aspergillosis.
  • Bacteremia.
  • Endocarditis.
  • C. diff colitis.
  • CMV disease.
  • Fever of unknown origin.
  • Parasitic infestations and travel-related infections.
  • Bone and joint infections.
  • Postoperative infections.
  • Soft-tissue infections.
  • Pneumonia.
  • HIV.
  • Infections in people with compromised immune systems.
  • Positive PPD skin test.
  • Tuberculosis.
  • Infection pressure ulcers/osteomyelitis.
  • Infection with endemic fungi, like histoplasmosis.
  • COVID-19.

What to expect from our team

Our infectious diseases clinic is a welcoming space. Everyone—from the staff at the front desk to the providers—is focused on your comfort and well-being.

During your initial visit, you'll meet your care team. In addition to physicians, nurses and our nurse practitioner, you may also work with a dietitian or a social worker.

Our social worker can help out with needs like transportation, paying for medication or getting insurance.

Contact the infectious diseases clinic

To get treatment at the infectious diseases clinic, you need a referral. Talk to your primary care provider. For information or to make an appointment, call 816.404.1885.

We accept Medicaid, Medicare and most private insurance.