Dr. Gail Skowron M.D.
Infectious Disease Specialist | Infectious Disease50 Maude St Providence RI, 02908
Dr. Gail Skowron is an infectious disease specialist practicing in Providence, RI. Dr. Skowron 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
Columbia Univ Coll of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 1982
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons 1982
Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineABIM- Infectious Disease
- St Luke'S-Roosevelt-St Lukes D, Internal Medicine
- St Lukes Hospital
- Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai/St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center Program
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- HIV: Will My Child Get It If I’m Pregnant?
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- What Is Chickenpox?
The causing factor of chickenpox and the ways of transmissionThe causing agent is a virus called varicella-zoster, which is an airborne and really contagious germ. It can be spread while coughing and sneezing, with little droplets of the mucus thrown from the nose and throat. Another way of catching...
- Herpes Simplex Virus: The Cause of Cold Sores
Herpes simplex is a retrovirus that infects humans. The virus is passed from one person to another through direct physical contact or contact with anything that has come in contact with saliva or other body fluids of an infected person.Once the virus enters the body, it has a clever mechanism to...
- What Should I Do If My Baby Has Mumps?
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