Infectious Diseases, Cellulitis, Wound Care, Travel Medicine, Marijuana Certifications and
Rabies Vaccination Program for Veterinary Healthcare Team!
COVID 19 Vaccinations
Our office will be administering COVID 19 Booster Vaccinations
Call 267-857-7313 to schedule your appointment.
Per the CDC, people who fall into this category are people who have: Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system. Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome) Advanced or untreated HIV infection Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response.
For people who received either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna, a third dose of the same mRNA vaccine should be used. If the mRNA vaccine is not available, either COVID-19 vaccine may be administered.
This latest recommendation from the CDC does not yet include guidance on additional vaccine doses on people who received the Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 single dose vaccine.
If you are interested in receiving a third dose of the Moderna vaccine here at our office, please call 215-355-9634 to place your self on our list. We will begin scheduling on Friday, after it is approved by CDC.
Please bring your vaccination card with you.
For more information visit COVID-19 Vaccines for Moderately to Severely Immunocompromised People.
Stay tuned for updated information!
The physicians and staff at Infectious Diseases, P.C. are experienced in diagnosing, treating and managing complex and difficult infectious diseases. We are passionate in providing quality care and dedicated to our patients. Our office offers consultative services, specializing in the care of patients with various illnesses caused by bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses, such as: Tuberculosis (TB), Hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, Clostridium difficile, Methicillen-Resistant Staph Aureus (MRSA), and Lyme Disease, as well as, other Tick-borne Diseases. Our physicians also treat infections of heart valves, joint replacements and other complicated infections of the skin and bone; such as Cellulitis and Osteomyelitls.
We provide outpatient therapies such as fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) for patients with Clostridium difficile infection. Our physicians also manage patients on Intravenous Antibiotics, either at home, in our office infusion center or at an outpatient infusion center, depending on the patient's health insurance.
In addition, our team of specialists are experienced in the Management of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and Management of post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP). We also perform screening tests for Tuberculosis, Hepatitis A, B & C, HIV, Chlamydia, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Anal Cancer.
We have a travel medicine clinic whereby we can make recommendations for vaccinations for your upcoming vacation plans and also, take care of any post-trip medical issues that arise.
Lastly, we have now been approved to certify patients for Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania.
Congratulations to George A. Poporad, M.D. for his election to become a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
For more information, read his bio under "Meet Our Physicians".
We care about you, your family, our employees and the public.
We strive to obey the law and CDC guidelines. If you think we're falling short, please, ask to speak to the Practice Administrator.
We ask that you refrain from coming to our office if you have symptoms of respiratory infection:
FEVER, COUGH, SHORTNESS OF BREATH OR LOSS OF SMELL OR TASTE
Keeping Safe During COVID-19
To keep yourself, your loved ones and others safe by:
wearing a mask
maintaining social distancing of at least 6 feet
It is extremely important that everyone receives this vaccine!
This includes people who have already had COVID!
Every physician and employee at Infectious Diseases Associates, PC
has been vaccinated.
If you have any questions about receiving this vaccination, please ask your family doctor or ask one of our doctors, at the time of your appointment.
COVID ALERT PA App
The Pennsylvania Department of Health has an Exposure Notification System provided by Apple and Google.
Download the App
You can now add your phone to the fight against COVID-19 by going to the Google Play Store or Apple App Store and downloading the free COVID Alert PA app to your smartphone. The app runs on iPhones that support iOS 13.5 and higher, and Android phones running Android 6.0 and higher.
COVID Alert PA is available in English, Spanish, German, and Traditional Chinese. Downloading the app is voluntary, but the more Pennsylvanians who adopt the app the more successful it will be at stopping COVID-19. People 13 years old and older are encouraged to add their phone to the fight. However if you are between the ages of 13 and 17, you must have a parent or legal guardian’s consent to use the app.
Opt-in for Exposure Alerts
After you download COVID Alert PA to your smartphone, you can opt-in to receive alerts if you have had a potential exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
Getting timely alerts can help you get advice on how to help yourself and protect others as well as determine when to get testing. It can help reduce your risk of unknowingly spreading the virus to your friends, family, and larger community.
COVID Alert PA works in Pennsylvania, and when you travel to other locations in the United States including:
- District of Columbia
- New Jersey
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
States piloting an exposure notification app with a limited population include:
How Exposure Alerts Work
When someone receives a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, they will receive a call from the Department of Health, their county, or municipal health department within 24 to 72 hours. If the person has the COVID Alert PA app on their phone, they will be asked if they are willing to enter a 6-digit validation code in the app.
Once that person enters the 6-digit code, they will be given the option to share their random Bluetooth keys with other app users. Other app users’ phones routinely check if they have ever been in close contact (e.g., within six feet for fifteen minutes or more) with a phone that shared those same Bluetooth keys. If there is a match, the app will let them know they came in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. This is called an Exposure Alert.
The app never collects or reveals the identity of any person using the app, and never reveals who has been diagnosed as positive for COVID-19.
If you receive a positive test result for COVID-19 and do not receive a call from a public health official within 24 to 72 hours, you may call 1-877-PA-HEALTH (1-877-724-3258) and inquire.
Symptom Tracking: Daily Health Check-in & PA COVID Updates
App users can help fight COVID-19 by opting to tell DOH through the app how you are feeling daily and whether you have any COVID-19 symptoms. If you do have symptoms, the app will give you information on what to do. This tool also helps you track your own symptoms within the app, and you’ll get public health information based on your responses.
The app will also give users easy access to the latest facts and figures about COVID-19 in Pennsylvania from the PA Department of Health’s data dashboard.
Your Privacy is Secure
COVID Alert PA protects your privacy and personal information. Downloading the app is voluntary, but the more Pennsylvanians that use this app, the more successful our efforts will be to stop the spread of COVID-19.
- The app detects if users are in close contact with another app user, using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology. It is the same technology that your phone uses to connect to wireless headphones or your car.
- The app does not use GPS, location services, or any movement or geographical information.
- The app will never collect, transmit, or store your personal information and is completely anonymous.
Learn more about how the ENS and the app works and visit the COVID Alert Data and Privacy webpage to learn how data is collected and used.
Have a Question
For more information about COVID Alert PA, read our Frequently Asked Questions. If you want to tell us about your experience with using the COVID Alert PA App or want to report any problems with the use of the App, please email us (RA-DH-CovidApp@pa.gov).
Our Heroes at work!
Start asking questions and talking to your Primary Care Physicians, so that all of your questions have been answered and you are ready to have this vaccine administered, when your time arises.
CDC Tips for Older Americans
Rabies Vaccination Program
for Veterinary Healthcare Team
We are proud to announce that we are starting a Rabies Vaccination Program for the Veterinary Healthcare Team on August 1, 2020.
For more information: Please contact our Practice Administrator, Irene Rosenberg at 215-355-9634 extension 204.
Dr. Pace Now Certifying Patients for Medical Marijuana
On August 29, 2018, the Pennsylvania Marijuana Program approved Dr. William C. Pace to certify patients to participate in their program.
We have also posted their video on "How to Register for Medical Marijuana" on our Facebook page.
Under the law, Pennsylvania residents who have a serious medical condition as certified by an approved physician are considered eligible for medical marijuana.For more information, please look at the next page of our website (Practice Services) for the list of diagnoses approved for Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania.
CDC Announces United States Sets
Another Record for STDs
Oral & Anal Gonorrhea Testing
Travel Medicine & Immunization Services
We now have a Travel Medicine Clinic where you can meet with a Travel Medicine Specialist who will provide you with valuable information and the necessary vaccinations needed to keep you safe while traveling abroad. Our clinic is also here for you, should you develop any Post-travel issues or illnesses!
We are Certified as a Yellow Fever Vaccination Center!
Students studying abroad should read our Travel Medicine Page!
Check our our Travel Medicine Page for Worldwide Travel Alerts!
Remember it is always a good idea to see a travel specialist prior to taking any trip abroad.
Congratulations to Dr. Lindsay R. Jablonski
She received her Certificate in Travel Health TM from the International Society of Travel Medicine.
HIV Opt Out Screening
Our office will be performing Opt-out Screening for HIV on all patients between the ages of 16-65. Knowledge is Power! Your HIV status expires every time you have unprotected or risky sex. HIV testing is the only way to be absolutely sure of your status!
The most important goal of HIV treatment is getting to an undetectable viral load. But that shouldn't be your only goal! We are encouraging our patients to think of what they want their goals to be and talk to your health care provider. We will be distributing thought provoking forms to empower you! You can also fill this form out online at: www.NewHIVGoal.com. We encourage you to bring this form to your next appointment.
Please schedule your appointment for your influenza vaccination. Flu kills up to 40, 000 people in the United States every year.
Meet Our Physicians
Our expert team of Board Certified Infectious Diseases physicians and our Board Certified Nurse Practitioner have met uncompromising standards of training, experience, and commitment to excellence. Additionally, our physicians stay abreast of the latest treatments of infectious diseases, such as HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, Lyme Disease and other tick-borne diseases, Tuberculosis, STD's (Sexually Transmitted Diseases), MRSA, Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for the treatment of Clostridium difficile, Travel Medicine & our new Rabies Vaccination Program for the Veterinary Healthcare Team. In addition, our physicians direct the Antibiotic Stewardship Programs at various hospitals, in addition to supervising Hyperbaric Oxygen Medicine and Wound Care at several local hospitals. Additionally, we are able to certify patients for Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania.
Donald K. Marcus, MD graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 1983. He completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at Temple University Hospital in 1986 and his Fellowship in Infectious Disease at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 1989. Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease. Dr. Marcus has performed hundreds of Fecal Microbiota Transplants for Clostridium Difficile.
Thomas Erik Michaelson, MD graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in 1994. He completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at Temple University Hospital in 1997 and his Fellowship in Infectious Disease at Cooper Hospital in 1999. Board Certified in Infectious Disease.
Richard L. Tepper, MD graduated from University of Rochester School of Medicine in 1981. He completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1984 and his Fellowship in Infectious Disease at Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1987. Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease. Dr. Tepper is the Director of the Antibiotic Stewardship Program at Holy Redeemer Hospital.
Divya Sareen, MD graduated from Ross University School of Medicine in 2001. She completed her Residency in Internal Medicine at Capital Health System in 2005 and her Fellowship in Infectious Disease at UMDNJ-Cooper University Hospital in 2008. Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease. Dr. Sareen is Certified to supervise patients receiving Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy at Jefferson Bucks and Nazareth Hospitals. She is presently seeing wound care patients at Nazareth Hospital.
William C. Pace, MD graduated from Temple University School of Medicine in 2005. He completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at Temple University Hospital in 2008 and his Fellowship in Infectious Disease at Hahnemann University Hospital in 2010. Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease. Dr. Pace is the Director of the Wound Care Center at Jefferson Frankford Hospital and the Wound Care Center at Jefferson Bucks Hospital. He is certified to supervise patients receiving Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and also sees patients at the Wound Care Center at both Jefferson Frankford and Jefferson Bucks Hospitals. Dr. Pace is also involved in the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Nazareth Hospital.
The Pennsylvania Marijuana Program has approved Dr. William C. Pace to certify patients to participate in their Medical Marijuana Program.
Lindsay R. Jablonski, MD graduated from Temple University School of Medicine in 2012. She completed her Residency in Internal Medicine at Temple University Hospital in 2015 and her Fellowship in Infectious Disease at Temple University Hospital in 2017. Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease. Dr. Jablonski is an experienced Travel Medicine physician.
She received her Certificate in Travel Health TM from the International Society of Travel Medicine in 2018.
David J. Trumbore, MD graduated from Temple University School of Medicine in 1979. He completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1982 and his Fellowship in Infectious Disease at Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1984. He is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease.
Sreethy Saraswathy, MD graduated from P.S.G. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research in 1999. She completed her Residency in Internal Medicine at Methodist Hospital in 2004 and her Fellowship in Infectious Disease at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in 2006. Board Certified in Infectious Disease. Dr. Saraswathy is Chief of Medicine at Lower Bucks Hospital.
George A. Poporad, MD, FIDSA graduated from Denison University in 1971. He graduated from Medical College of Pennsylvania (Drexel) in 1975. He completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1978 and his Fellowship in Infectious Disease at Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1981. He is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease. Dr. Poporad was recently elected to Fellowship of the Infectious Disease Society of America. Dr. Poporad is the Director of the Antibiotic Stewardship Program at Kindred Hospital Northeast Philadelphia.
Wendy L. Forman, MD graduated from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1989. She completed her Residency in Internal Medicine at Graduate Hospital in 1992 and her Fellowship in Infectious Disease at Temple University Hospital in 1994. Board Certified in Infectious Disease.
Angela V. Lawton, MD graduated from Thomas Jefferson School of Medicine in 1996. She completed her Residency in Internal Medicine at David Grant Medical Center in 2000 and her Fellowship in Infectious Disease at Tufts/New England Medical Center in 2003. Board Certified in Infectious Disease.
Thomas J. Loveless, MSN, CRNP, PhD graduated from Thomas Jefferson University College of Nursing in 2002, where he completed his BSN and MSN. He completed his post-masters in Nursing Education and Curriculum design from Thomas Jefferson University College of Nursing in 2006.
He completed his PhD in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2013.
He is Board Certified as an Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and has recently been credentialed by the American Academy of HIV Medicine, as an HIV Specialist.
Dr. Loveless has an active practice in caring for and counseling HIV patients and patients with STD's (Sexually Transmitted Diseases).