Dr. Valerie P Fletcher M.D.
Infectious Disease Specialist | Infectious Disease500 18th St Siute B40 Columbus GA, 31901
Dr. Valerie Fletcher is an infectious disease specialist practicing in Columbus, GA. Dr. Fletcher 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
Univ Of West Indies- Fac Med Sci- Kingston- Jamaica 1980
School of Health Sciences
Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineABIM- Infectious Disease
- Harlem Hospital Center, Infectious Diseases; Harlem Hospital Center, Internal Medicine
- Harlem Hospital Center Program
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