Treating infectious disease is at the core of what Encompass HealthCare & Wound Medicine does and we do it in our outpatient office so that you don’t have to go to the hospital. Dr. Bruce Ruben is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine subspecialty of Infectious Diseases and his training and expertise is treating bacterial infections in all organs of the human body.
Our outpatient facility, located on the border of West Bloomfield, Walled Lake and Commerce township, is just minutes from Farmington, Farmington Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Birmingham, Troy, Southfield, Berkley, Brighton and Detroit and we treat patients from all over the country including the Michigan counties of Macomb, Wayne, Oakland, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, Sanilac, St. Clair, Washtenaw and more.
In 1991, Dr. Ruben pioneered the use of outpatient IV antibiotics in the comfortable setting of an office for serious bacterial infections. Previously, patients were solely treated in a hospital and exposed to multidrug resistant bacteria like MRSA and other hospital acquired infections.
Outpatient Infectious Disease Treatment
The more common infectious diseases seen and treated at Encompass Healthcare are:
Osteomyelitis (bone infections), Cellulitis (skin and soft tissue infections), pyelonephritis (kidney infections), and abscess of any tissue compartment.
As an expert trained in Infectious Disease, universal precautions are vigilantly enforced to protect patients and our esteemed healthcare team.
In 30 years we have never had a single patient to patient , employee to patient or patient to employee exposure or infection transmission. We adhere to strict hand washing guidelines.
The symptoms of infectious disease often overlap many other medical conditions such that a physician referral is required for a patient consultation.
[perfectpullquote align=”right” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Treating infectious diseases is at the core of what Encompass HealthCare & Wound Medicine does.[/perfectpullquote]