Infectious Disease

The Department Of Specialty Care, Infectious Disease
Sunil Bhat, MD

Knox Community Hospital's (KCH) Infectious Disease specialists care for people with viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic infections. Dr. Sunil Bhat, a board-certified Infectious Disease physician and a member of the KCH Medical Staff, provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to patient care.

Sunil Bhat, MD
1661 Venture Drive
Mount Vernon, OH 43050

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Some of the conditions treated and addressed preventively include:
Surgical-Site Infections (SSI) Skin and soft tissue infections
Pneumonia and other respiratory infections Infections of the bone and joint
Reoccurring urinary tract infections (UTI) Meningitis and encephalitis
Endovascular infections (e.g., endocarditis) Tuberculosis (TB) and non-TB mycobacterial infections
Infections from exposure to insects or animals Jaw infection and oral infections
Unexplained fevers HIV/AIDS
Travel Health Preventive Services Hepatitis C
Lyme Disease
Prevention of Infectious Disease

Talk to our office for information and resources to lower the risk of infectious disease. Individuals with higher risk factors include:

  • Those planning to travel outside of the US
  • Those interested in HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PreP)
  • Patients with a reoccurring infection or deficient immunity
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Treating an Infectious Disease

An infectious disease, severe or mild symptomatically, can often be addressed in an outpatient setting, saving you and your family the cost of an emergency room or urgent care visit.

A few of the treatment methods available through Dr. Bhat's office include:

  • Antibiotics to treat bacterial infections
  • Antiviral medication to stop viruses from multiplying, to shorten the length and severity of your condition 
  • Antifungal and anti-parasitic medications
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