Dr. Alan Wright is an infectious disease specialist practicing in Rochester, MN. Dr. Wright specializes in infections that are difficult to diagnose or unresponsive to treatments, such as HIV or airborne infections from a foreign country. 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.
Education and Training
Rush Med Coll of Rush Univ, Chicago Il 1976
Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineABIM
Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineABIM- Infectious Disease
- Member Minnesota Medical Association/Zumbro Valley
- Mayo Grad Sch Med/Mayo Fndn, Infectious Diseases; Mayo Grad Sch Med/Mayo Fndn, Internal Medicine; Thos Jefferson Univ Hosp, Internal Medicine
- Mayo Clin 1977
- Jefferson University Hospitals 1976
- Mayo Clinic 1977
- Fellow - Infectious Diseases: Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
- (Infectious Disease), MAYO SCHOOL OF GRADUATE EDUCATION, ROCHESTER, MN 1979
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