INFECTIOUS DISEASE

SOC Telemed offers comprehensive Tele-health services at Palo Pinto General Hospital. The Infectious Disease physicians will work in close collaboration with our providers, surgeons, and other medical staff to provide comprehensive, evidence-based care.

SOC Telemed provides Palo Pinto General Hospital with 24/7, 365 days-a year tele-pulmonary and critical care coverage enabling PPGH to keep more patients closer to home and improve access to care. The partnership connects PPPGH with SOC Telemed through a secure, high-resolution technology in minutes. On-site respiratory therapists, nurses, and other physicians have access to the highest level of diagnosis and treat patients with congestive heart failure, serious infections, those requiring mechanical ventilation, and other life-threatening conditions. Prior to this partnership with SOC Telemed, local residents requiring certain levels of care were often transferred to other hospitals farther away.

 

DIAGNOSES AND PROCESSES THAT WE ASSIST WITH MANAGING: 

Cellulitis and abscess

Osteomyelitis

Wound infections

Complicated UTI +/- bacteremia

Intraabdominal abscess

Meningitis/encephalitis

Fever of unknown origin

Sepsis with bacteremia

Pneumonia +/- bacteremia

HIV

Fungemia

Multidrug-resistant organisms on culture

Antibiotic selection, route of administration and duration of therapy

DR. JADE LE

Medical School – UT Health Science Center

Residency – Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Fellowship – Infectious Disease, Washington University

Specialty – Board Certified Internal Medicine & Board Certified Infectious Disease

 

DR. CERES TU

Medical School – Cebu Institute of Medicine

Residency – Internal Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center

Fellowship – Internal Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center

Specialty – Board Certified Internal Medicine & Board Certified Infectious Disease

 

DR. MARIA PIA FRANCO PINO

Medical School – Universidad de San Martin de Porres

Residency – Internal Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center

Fellowship – Geriatric Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center; Infectious Disease, University of Maryland

Specialty – Board Certified Internal Medicine & Board Certified Infectious Disease

DR. CHINELO ANIMALU

Medical School – University of Nigeria College of Medicine

Residency – Internal Medicine, St. Joseph Hospital/University of Illinois

Fellowship – Infectious Disease, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center

Specialty – Board Certified Internal Medicine & Board Certified Infectious Disease