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Infectious Disease Specialists

SBL Advanced Wound Center
1000 Health Center Drive • Suite 302
Mattoon, IL 61938
217-234-1204 - fax

8 am to 5 pm - Monday through Thursday
8 am to 2 pm - Friday

Venkat Minnaganti, MD
Venkat Minnaganti, MD
Isha Tyagi, MD
Isha Tyagi, MD

Infectious disease specialists help people with bacterial, fungal, viral and parasitic infections, which can be complex and sometimes difficult to treat. Illnesses can be chronic such as HIV or hepatitis or acute like pneumonia or meningitis. Most of the time, but not always, a primary care provider or another specialist refers people to an infectious disease doctor. It’s typically because they need additional help diagnosing and treating an infection or virus because it’s uncommon, severe, chronic or unknown.

Testing and a thorough medical history and physical exam help diagnose and treat the disease. Infectious disease doctors are a bit like detectives where they investigate several leads and suspects. The answers do not always come right away, but in most cases, the source is discovered and treatment can begin. 

The addition of Dr. Minnaganti and Dr. Tyagi at Sarah Bush Lincoln allows people to receive the treatment they need without traveling to a larger city or in the case of a hospitalized patient, moved to another facility.