McFarland Clinic

Infectious Diseases

Infectious diseases are caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi or parasites. An infectious diseases specialist is trained in caring for patients with a vast array of such conditions.

The McFarland Clinic Infectious Diseases Department provides expert care for patients with the following conditions, among others:

  • Infections by resistant bacteria, such as MRSA
  • Infections occurring in people with a weak immune system (for instance, people with diabetes, receiving chemotherapy or receiving prolonged courses of steroids)
  • Infections in returning travelers
  • Infections requiring prolonged treatment, such as those affecting the bone (osteomyelitis) or the inner layer of the heart (endocarditis) 
  • HIV and its complications
  • Sexually transmitted diseases

The McFarland Clinic Infectious Diseases Department is committed to efficient, compassionate, and culture-sensitive care.

Locations & Hours

1215 Duff Avenue Office

1215 Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010


Location Details on 1215 Duff Avenue Office




Services Offered

Diagnosis and management of:

  • HIV infection and AIDS
  • Infections in the immunocompromised, including chemotherapy recipients, patients with congenital immunodeficiencies and transplant recipients (both solid organ and hematopoietic stem cell)
  • Healthcare-associated infections
  • Chronic viral hepatidites
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Chronic osteomyelitis
  • Fever of unknown origin
  • Other fungal, mycobacterial and parasitic infections
  • Ambulatory IV antibiotic administration and monitoring
  • Outbreak investigation
  • Pre-travel consultation 

Diseases / Disorders Treated

  • HIV/AIDs
  • STDs (Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Genital Herpes, etc.)  
  • Blastomycosis
  • Clostridium difficile
  • Endocarditis
  • Fever of unknown origin
  • Hepatitis (Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C)
  • Histoplasmosis
  • MRSA
  • MSSA
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Prosthetic joint infection
  • Staphylococcus aureus

Patient Education

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