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MEDICLINIC CITY HOSPITAL
 
Infectious Disease Clinic
Mediclinic City Hospital’s Infectious Disease Clinic provides  diagnosis and treatment of patients with a variety of infectious diseases.
 
Services offered by the clinic include:
  • Infectious diseases consultations for patients referred by their primary care physicians for evaluation and management of suspected or proven bacterial, viral, fungal or parasitic infections
  • Treatment of infections following hospitalisation or surgery
  • Treatment of infections in patients receiving immunosuppressive therapy
  • Treatment of illness contracted during travel, including tropical destinations
  • Outpatient antimicrobial therapy (for patients who require prolonged intravenous antibiotics following discharge from the hospital)
  • Prevention of infections following exposure (e.g. meningitis, varicella etc.)
  • Immunisations  against Hepatitis B, Influenza, pneumococcal disease and others 
 
The Infectious Disease Clinic is led by Dr Maida Balila MBBS, FRCP (Canada),American Board Certified  who is a consultant in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease.
 
Dr Balila has American and Canadian board certification in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. She completed residency training in internal medicine and a fellowship in infectious diseases at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. She received additional training at the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London in the areas of microbiology, infection control and prevention, and tropical diseases and travel-related infections.
 
She provides general medical care to adult patients presenting with acute and chronic medical conditions in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Her training in infectious diseases has provided her with expertise in the prevention and management of acute and chronic infectious diseases in adults, including community- and hospital-acquired infections as well as infections in special populations including surgical patients, critically-ill patients, immunocompromised hosts (transplant recipients and HIV-infected patients), and returning travellers.
 
Dr Balila holds professional memberships with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the American College of Physicians, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the General Medical Council of the United Kingdom. 
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