We’re proud to welcome Henry Shiflett, the newest member of the medical team at Knoxville Infectious Disease Consultants. Dr. Shiflett joins the other infectious disease specialists at KIDC, who’ve provided comprehensive infectious disease diagnostic and management services to the greater Knoxville area since 1985.
Learn more about Dr. Shiflett below.
Henry Shiflett, DO
Medical University of South Carolina
University of Tennessee Graduate School
Lincoln Memorial University
DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
“I enjoy that infectious disease specialists get to work within many aspects of healthcare, treat infections of multiple different body systems, and often serve as a conduit between historical medicine and cutting edge technology. That is very exciting to me.
Public health and epidemiology have become much better known to the general public over the last 18 months. The prevention of disease has always been happening in the background of healthcare: from infectious disease prevention to improving the length and quality of life, ID specialists also help organizations and communities make informed decisions.
Our most powerful medicine by far is prevention. The most important things you can do to prevent disease are wash your hands frequently, cover your cough, use safe sex practices, and get all recommended vaccinations. Because there are so many people who could benefit from our expertise, I hope to compliment the other specialists in this area and increase our accessibility to patients.”
2210 Sutherland Avenue, Suite 110
Knoxville, TN 37919
The providers at KIDC treat patients at Parkwest Medical Center and Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, including the Transitional Care Unit and Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center at the downtown hospital.
About Infectious Disease Specialists
An infectious disease specialist is a physician who is trained to prevent, diagnose, and treat a variety of infections throughout the human body. This includes HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, bone and joint infections, hepatitis B and C, infections of the urinary tract or bloodstream, recurrent skin and soft tissue infections, and illnesses such and endocarditis or meningitis. Infectious disease prevention helps reduce healthcare acquired infections, unneeded antibiotic exposure, and help minimize extra testing or procedures.