Jan Patterson, M.D.
Infectious Disease Specialist | Infectious Disease8300 Floyd Curl Dr San Antonio TX, 78229
Dr. Jan Patterson is an integrative medicine and infectious disease specialist practicing in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Patterson specializes in infections that are difficult to diagnose or unresponsive to treatments. Infectious disease specialists usually work with conditions that are not treatable by a primary physician but it is important to keep contact with the primary physician in order to receive information about the patients history and for deciding which diagnostic tests are appropriate.
Dr. Patterson also has a consultative integrative medicine practice, and works to use natural, less invasive holistic therapies integrated with conventional therapies when possible to achieve whole person health--body, mind, and spirit. She believes in using all the tools in the toolbox for health and wellness.
She is the lead author of the book, Breath for the Soul: Self-Care Steps to Wellness, that gives evidence and practical tools for using breath work, movement, nutrition, and spirit to cope with stress, anxiety, depress, and grief. Her co-author, Phyllis Clark Nichols, writes an accompanying inspirational guide to increase spiritual awareness for dealing with the difficulties in life.
Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineABIM
Jan Patterson, M.D.'s Expert Contributions
Here are some tips to relieve insomniaThis is Sleep Awareness Week, so it’s a good time to talk about ‘sleep hygiene’, that is, strategies used for healthy sleep. About one-third of adults suffer from insomnia, and it is more common in older adults and women. Occasional wakefulness at night is...
Areas of expertise and specialization
- Vanderbilt University Medical Center
- Yale University School of Medicine
Professional Society Memberships
- Infectious Disease Society, San Antonio Society for Healthcare
Articles and Publications
- many peer reviewed publications, journals, new bookthat came out, 2022, and is available on amazon: Breathe for the Soul
What do you attribute your success to?
- Love of the Medical field, state of the art technology, research, patient care/safety, making a difference
Jan Patterson, M.D.'s Practice location
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- What Is Shivering: 15 Conditions That Might Cause Chills
What is shivering?Exposure to cold or rapid shifts in temperature usually causes uncontrollable shivering. However, many other possible causes can cause shivering or chills. An uncontrollable shivering that persists for a longer time may indicate an underlying illness that requires immediate medical...
- Your Guide to Using Valtrex
Valtrex is the name of the drug that contains valacyclovir. It is prescribed for many infections caused by the herpes virus, which includes cold sores, genital herpes, and shingles. Herpes virus can appear on any part of the body, but most often, it shows in the genitals and mouth. There are two...
- Different Types of Physicians Explained
Doctors or physicians are categorized according to different factors including medical specialties and subspecialties. Most doctors specialize in a specific area of medicine. This article provides a summary of the different types of doctors in the medical field. AllergistsAllergists are also...
- Do I Have the Mumps?
The mumps is a highly contagious airborne viral infection, which manifests in a specific shape of the face and neck. The causing agent is the virus of mumps (paramyxovirus). Timely vaccination (MMR) is the best way to prevent complications that arise in 95% of cases. The mumps virus can be...
- What Is Cholera: Get the Facts
Cholera is a very dangerous disease, which is caused by the bacterium called Vibrio cholerae. Someone infected with cholera experiences painless and watery diarrhea. Due to continuous diarrhea, one is likely to develop dehydration which can result in death. Many people who get cholera happen to...
- Is Vaccination an Old Method or Another Achievement of the Modern Era?
In the early 19th to the 20th century, parents would have been surprised to know that future generations would be free from childhood diseases. Diphtheria was then one of the most common diseases that took the lives of thousands of children, while polio left thousands of children crippled. Measles...