The key to the successful treatment of infections is identifying the pathogen accurately. Many viral respiratory infections and seasonal allergies are treated with antibiotics, which provide no benefit in treating allergies or viral infections. Inappropriately prescribed antibiotics can lead to resistant bacterial infections, C. diff diarrhea, and yeast infections.
Dr. Lukner monitors common conditions in the community and uses this information as part of the diagnostic workup. He carefully evaluates the potential causes and provides empiric or targeted therapies to help the patient recover as quickly as possible.
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