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Department of Internal Medicine

Department of Internal Medicine

Clinical Services

Overview

With a diverse range of backgrounds and interests, our physicians provide sub-specialized management of patients with infectious diseases. We provide a variety of services including outpatient and inpatient consultations for infectious diseases, vaccines for people traveling abroad, an infection control program, and an infusion center for administration of antibacterials for ambulatory patients. For patients hospitalized at UC Davis Medical Center, we provide expertise on a broad array of infectious diseases including, but not limited to, post-surgical complications, hospital-acquired infections, influenza, tuberculosis, HIV, fungal infections and infections caused by resistant organisms.  In-hospital care includes close collaboration with infectious disease pharmacists and a variety  of sub-specialists in other fields. The Infectious Disease Clinic is a major outpatient referral center for treatment of infectious diseases in Northern California. At our Travel Clinic, we provide preventative care for international travelers and knowledge of diseases among returning travelers. Many of our faculty are directly involved in research, and are attempting to advance our understanding of infectious diseases while training the next generation of infectious disease physicians.

To schedule an appointment at our Travel Clinic, please call 916-734-2737. The Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center is located at, 4860 Y St. Sacramento, CA 95817. The Acute Infections Management (AIM) Service is an outpatient antimicrobial infusion service. Services are available by physician referral for use in the management of patients requiring outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy, wound care, or a variety of other acute issues. It is located in the main hospital North Wing, third floor, room 3201. For questions, contact the service at 916-734-1031. If you are a physician and would like additional information, contact the AIM medical director, Hien Nguyen, M.D.

VA

The Veteran Affairs of Northern California Health Care System is affiliated with UC Davis Health System, providing comprehensive health care to over 377,700 Veterans. There are nine facilities which provide access to care and span a geographic catchment area of over 40, 000 square miles. The Division of Infectious Diseases provides care and consultative services for Inpatient and Outpatient Infectious Diseases, including HIV, Hepatitis B and C, travel medicine, and other broad areas of infectious diseases.  Providing the latest, evidenced based treatments to many of our underpriveleged Veterans is one of the most rewarding aspects of working at the VA. Specifically, almost 6% of Veterans are infected with Hepatitis, which provides a unique area of research and teaching for our Infectious Disease fellows. The fellowship experience provides a first hand opportunity for Infectious Disease fellows to manage Hepatitis C treatment and related complications, and to participate in ongoing clinical trials for this disease common to the VA population.

A nine-bed General Clinical Research Center (GCRC), developed through a partnership between VANCHCS and the University of California, Davis, is located at the Sacramento VA Medical Center (10535 Hospital Way, Mather, CA 95655. Phone: 800-382-8387). Designated as a GCRC by the National Center for Research Resources, part of the National Institutes of Health, the center offers an optimal setting to conduct state-of-the-art, safe and controlled inpatient and outpatient studies for adults and children.