Conditions Dr. Rhodes Treats
About Dr. Rhodes
Philosophy of care
It is rewarding to help people cope with the unknown - and sometimes life-threatening - illnesses. It is especially rewarding because we have increasingly sophisticated tools to diagnose and treat infections.
Why I entered medicine
A career in infectious diseases is challenging, exciting and hard work. Using training, intellect and the resources of modern medicine, I have the opportunity to help patients, families and communities deal with often frightening illnesses. Recent decades have seen the emergence of AIDS, SARS, Avian Flu, MRSA and dozens of "mystery" illnesses, which demonstrates the need to have some of the brightest and dedicated physicians go into the field of infectious diseases.
I participate in the Lehigh Valley's Bioterrorism Preparedness and the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness groups.
When not working I enjoy bike riding and swimming
Pennsylvania State University, None, 1966
Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 1970
University of Chicago Hospital, Chicago, IL
Internal Medicine, University of Chicago Hospital, Chicago, IL
Internal Medicine, Allentown Affiliated Hospitals, Allentown, PA
Infectious Disease, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Infectious Disease, Allentown General Hospital, Allentown, PA
American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease