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Luther V. Rhodes III, MD

Infectious Diseases

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Specialties
Infectious Diseases
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Area of focus ?
Infectious Disease, Telemedicine
Languages spoken
English

Dr. Rhodes's Locations

less than  km
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Conditions Dr. Rhodes Treats

  • Cellulitis
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Hepatitis
  • Infections
  • Infectious Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lyme Disease
  • Major Infections
  • Meningitis
  • Minor Infections
  • Nontuberculous Mycobacteria
  • Osteomyelitis (Bone Infection)
  • Pneumonia
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Skin Infections
  • Tuberculosis

Services Dr. Rhodes Offers

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.

Community involvement

I participate in the Lehigh Valley's Bioterrorism Preparedness and the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness groups.

Personal interests

I enjoy swimming and bike riding.

Education

Undergraduate
Pennsylvania State University, None, 1966

Medical Training
Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 1970

Training

Internship 1971
University of Chicago Hospital, Chicago, IL

Residency 1974
Internal Medicine, University of Chicago Hospital, Chicago, IL

Residency 1975
Internal Medicine, Allentown Affiliated Hospitals, Allentown, PA

Fellowship 1976
Infectious Disease, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI

Fellowship 1977
Infectious Disease, Allentown General Hospital, Allentown, PA

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

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