Dr. Marvin J. Bittner, M.D., Infectious Diseases, Omaha, NE - CHI Health

Marvin J. Bittner, M.D.

Infectious Diseases

 Marvin J. Bittner M.D.
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Residency: University of Michigan
Fellowship: University of Minnesota

Alegent Creighton Clinic

Travel Clinic (Dundee)
5002 Underwood Avenue
Omaha, NE 68132
Phone: (402) 717-0740
Fax: (402) 280-4584

VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System
4101 Woolworth Avenue
Omaha, NE 68105
Phone: (402) 995-5219

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Infectious Diseases Information

An infectious disease (ID) specialist is a doctor of internal medicine (or, in some cases, pediatrics) who is qualified as an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. After seven or more years of medical school and postgraduate training, ID specialists complete two to three years of additional training in infectious diseases.

ID specialists have expertise in infections of the sinuses, heart, brain, lungs, urinary tract, bowel, bones and pelvic organs. Their extensive training focuses on all kinds of infections, including those caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites.

Along with their specialized knowledge comes a particular insight into the use of antibiotics and their potential adverse effects. ID specialists also have additional training in immunology (how the body fights infection), epidemiology (how infections spread) and infection control.