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Infectious Disease

Our infectious disease specialist, Dr. Lucio Minces, provides care for patients in our outpatient infectious disease clinic as well as acting as an inpatient consultant for hospitalized patients. He is also a member of the infection control and antibiotic stewardship committees. Dr. Minces will work with the community to decrease development of antibiotic resistance.

The conditions evaluated and treated include (but are not limited to):

  • People living with HIV/AIDS
  • Infections in other immunocompromised disease states (solid and bone marrow transplant recipients, chemotherapy, patients on immunosuppression for autoimmune diseases, etc.)
  • Prevention of infections prior to initiation of immunosuppression (vaccination, prophylactic antibiotics, diagnostic testing, etc.)
  • Travel and exposure clinic (prevention and treatment of infections related to travel to certain geographic areas or exposures)
  • Zoonosis and vector related infections (Lyme disease, arbovirus as West Nile, malaria, etc.)
  • Opportunistic viral, bacterial, fungal and parasitic infections (Cytomegalovirus, Tuberculosis, Histoplasmosis and other endemic fungal infections, parasitosis, etc.)
  • Skin, joint, bone and soft tissue infections (osteomyelitis, cellulitis, septic arthritis, necrotizing fasciitis, prosthetic joint infections, abscesses, etc.)
  • Brain and central nervous system infections (eye infections, meningitis, encephalitis, brain abscess, etc.)
  • Respiratory infections (Influenza, sore throat, pneumonia, empyema, bronchitis, etc)
  • Heart and vascular infection (endocarditis, pericarditis, graft infections, thrombophlebitis, bacterial and fungal blood infections related to catheters, etc.)
  • Urinary tract infections (pyelonephritis, cystitis, etc.)
  • Sexually transmitted diseases other than HIV (Syphilis, Herpes, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia) and GYN/obstetric related infections (endometritis, etc.)
  • Severe sepsis, septic shock
  • Gastrointestinal and abdominal infections (gastroenteritis, colitis, Clostridium difficile, intrabdominal abscess, etc.)
  • Management of patients with life-threatening infections, using an interdisciplinary approach (inpatient consultation)
  • Hospital acquired infections (infection control)

ACMC clinics offering Infectious Disease services:

ACMC-Willmar: (320) 441-5313
(888) 225-6580 (Toll-free)