Dr. Amar Safdar M.D., Infectious Disease Specialist

Dr. Amar Safdar M.D.

Infectious Disease Specialist | Infectious Disease

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125 W. Hague Rd 130 El Paso TX, 79902
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5/5

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Dr. Amar Safdar is an infectious disease specialist practicing in El Paso, TX. Dr. Safdar 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

Dow Med College University Of Karachi Pakistan MD

Dow Med College University Of Karachi Pakistan 1989

Board Certification

Infectious Disease (Internal Medicine)

Provider Details

MaleEnglish 23 years of experience
Dr. Amar Safdar M.D.
Dr. Amar Safdar M.D.'s Expert Contributions
  • Can fungal infection in the swimming pool spread from one person to another?

    The fungal skin infections that are commonly called "ring worms" are contagious and can be acquired in the changing rooms, locker rooms, and so on. To prevent these from occurring, make sure not o share towels, bar of soap, swim trunks etc. READ MORE

  • Cough for 1 week plus - should I worry?

    It could be an infection or allergies. I suggest you see a doctor if the cough has lasted for more than a week, as bronchitis is a concern. READ MORE

  • I have been suffering from dry cough for the last one month. What can I do?

    Suggest you see your doctor and have a chest x-ray done. READ MORE

  • Is chicken pox really something you need a vaccine for?

    It is of paramount importance to have children vaccinated against chicken pox as lack of immunization a) makes risk for community outbreaks a significant health issue for the well being of the community and b) individuals in whom vaccination is not given, the risk for potentially serious, life threatening complications significantly increases, if chicken pox is acquired as an adult. READ MORE

  • In how much time should an infection show up in the blood count report?

    It depends where the infection is, for example: {} Pneumonia (lung infection) may have a positive blood culture also called bacteremia (isolation of bacteria from a blood sample) in some patients, although most with pneumonia will not have concurrent bacteremia. {} Cellulitis and abscesses (skin infection) - most patients over 70 to 80% will not have bacteremia {} UTI, especially bladder infections are not accompanied by bacteremia, albeit, kidney infection (pyelonephritis) it is not uncommon to have a positive blood culture. {} Bacterial meningitis may also occur with isolation of the bacteria from the blood. High white blood cell counts is often an indication if invasive infection, however, WBC may be elevated due to a host of reasons other than an infection. READ MORE

  • Can fungal infection cause low grade fever?

    Most superficial fungal infection that involve skin and mucus membranes do not cause fever, examples of these are ring worm, thrush, Candida vaginosis; whereas, patients with invasive fungal disease such as invasion into sinuses, lungs, bloodstream, and those with meningitis, peritonitis may exhibit a febrile response. READ MORE

  • What are the viruses that could cause pneumonia?

    Most common viral pneumonia in children include the following: {} Respiratory syncytial virus {} influenza viruses {} Parainfluenza virus {} Adenovirus, and Cytomegalovirus pneumonia are not common, especially in children with good immune function READ MORE

  • Can ringworm infection be treated?

    Ring worm is Tinea Corporis, a fungal infection that involves the superficial part of skin. It take a little long to treat, unlike a bacterial infection such as cellulitis, and if not treated adequately, it may come back. Plus, it is also important to assess risk factors as these infections tend to be contagious among household contacts or other close physical contact, such as contact sports, workout gyms, etc. Amar Safdar, MD, FACP, FIDSA READ MORE

  • Zika virus?

    CDC is actively engaged in surveillance of Zika virus recurrence during the upcoming spring and summer with rise in the vector (mosquitos) Here is the information from CDC: US States and DC: 5,676 US Territories: 37,190 *Source: ArboNET as of April 4, 2018 I think the virus remains a concern for now and have to see how this trend unfolds in 2018-2019 READ MORE

  • My father's wound test detected E.coli bacteria. Is it fatal?

    Drug resistance has rapidly emerged among bacterias like E. coli, although vast majority of these infections are curable and need appropriate diagnosis and antibiotic therapy. There should also be evaluation for possible deep tissue infection/involvement, such decisions are often predicated upon the clinical presentation of infection. READ MORE

  • Is herpes an infectious disease?

    Herpes simplex 1 & 2 are viruses that are highly contagious and common in the general population. Once infected, individuals harbor these viruses for the life-time. In patients with intact immune function, they may appear as painful shallow ulcers that resolve without treatment, during periods of stress. Commonly recognized as "cold sores" or "fever blisters' READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

Cancer and Transplant Infectious Diseases

Professional Memberships

  • Infectious Diseases Society of America

Residency

  • Morristown Medical Center

Internships

  • Indiana University Medical Center

Fellowships

  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Philanthropic Initiatives

  • Providing surgical care to indigent patients in central and south America. Co-founder of UHMLA (Unidad Hospitalaria Movil de Latino America)

Hospital Affiliations

  • Providence Memorial Hospital ( El Paso, TX )

Accepted Insurance

Dr. Amar Safdar M.D.'s Practice location

Clinical Infectious Diseases & Immunology

125 W. Hague Rd -
El Paso, TX 79902
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New patients: 915-206-2150
Fax: 915-206-2151

Practice At 1515 Holcombe Blvd

1515 Holcombe Blvd -
Houston, TX 77030
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