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Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease

At Prime Medical Associates in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, our internists and nurse practitioners treat our patients with attentive, compassionate care. As primary care providers, they focus on the prevention of disease in adults, as well as comprehensive treatment for acute and chronic health conditions.

Internal medicine services include treatment for many common ailments. We diagnose and treat acute conditions such as:

We also diagnose and treat chronic illnesses, including:

Infectious Disease

In addition to providing primary care services, Dr. Mariel Del Rio specializes in diagnosing and treating infectious diseases. If you have a condition that requires advanced knowledge of diseases and infections, Dr. Del Rio can conduct testing to identify infections and immunologic diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites, including:

  • Bone and joint infections such as osteomyelitis
  • Brain infections such as meningitis
  • Cellulitis
  • Heart infections such as endocarditis
  • Hepatitis
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Illnesses and fevers for which there is no known cause
  • Immune deficiencies and congenital immune dysfunction
  • Infections caused by hardware in the body
  • Lyme disease
  • Pneumonia
  • Recurrent infections or fever
  • Respiratory infections such as tuberculosis (TB)

To diagnose the cause of infection, Dr. Del Rio will obtain a cell culture or blood sample. She may also need to order several different tests to either confirm or rule out possible diagnoses, such as HIV or hepatitis.

For a primary care doctor who truly cares about your health and well-being, visit Prime Medical Associates for all of your health care needs. Our Bristol County office serves the residents of Dartmouth, New Bedford, Westport, and Fall River, Massachusetts. Request an appointment online or call (508)­ 997-­1100 to schedule your appointment today.

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