KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (WATE) – Covenant Health announced Monday that an infectious disease advisory group has joined Covenant Medical Group.
Knoxville Infectious Disease Consultants has provided comprehensive infectious disease diagnosis and management services to the greater Knoxville area since 1985. Medical practice is led by board-certified physicians John S. Adams, MD, FIDSA, FSHEA; E. Brian Kemp, MD, and Catherine C. Sarbah, MD, MPH.
Covenant Health says the group will welcome an additional physician, infectious disease specialist Henry P. Shiflett, DO, into the practice in September 2021. Physicians are supported by infectious disease nurse Jeanette Groschel-Snead, APRN.
An infectious disease specialist is an internal medicine physician with additional training in the diagnosis and treatment of infections caused by germs such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites. These specialists treat patients with unexplained fever or other symptoms that are signs of an infection.
Nonprofit healthcare groups say infectious disease specialists and epidemiologists are an important resource for Covenant Health and the community when it comes to infectious disease prevention.
Covenant Medical Group is a division of Covenant Health, a not-for-profit healthcare delivery system headquartered in Knoxville with nine acute care hospitals, more than 10,000 employees and 1,500 affiliated physicians.