In the clinic setting ID specialists primarily treat chronic conditions such as HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. They can follow up with previously hospitalized patients and see patients with lingering conditions or sub-acute infections. In addition ID specialists see acute infections of unknown etiologies, infections that involves the blood, bone or soft tissues. They can help diagnose and treat tick-borne, mosquito-borne or parasitic infections.
ID specialists understand the importance of preventative medication such as Pre-Exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV and Post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) for HIV and offer this service as well
You will need a referral from your provider. Most referrals for adults 18 and above are accepted. Referrals can be sent to our clinic by fax at 613-564-6627.
Bring in all your current medications, compile a travel history for the past year, make a list of your medical problems and bring in the name and address of your preferred pharmacy.
In person or virtual visit with the specialist
Maheen Saeed, Internist and Infectious Disease specialist, completed an Internal medicine and Pediatric residency in 2005 and an Infectious disease fellowship in 2007 and the Gorgas Tropical Medical course in 2008. She has worked at a Community health center (2008-2011) and from 2011 is currently working as a specialist with the ByWard Family Health Team serving our Ottawa community.