Samaritan Infectious Disease - Consultative Services

Inpatient Consultation

Inpatient consultation is available at Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis and consultative advice available for inpatients of affiliated hospitals. Continued outpatient care is provided to those patients needing post-hospital follow-up. Where appropriate, home intravenous antibiotic therapy is provided under ongoing physician supervision.

Outpatient Consultation
Patients are seen in the offices of Samaritan Infectious Disease on a referral basis or patients can self refer for medical problems of an infectious diseases nature. To make an appointment call 541-768-5810.

Outpatient IV Therapy
The home infusion of intravenous antibiotics has become a standard method of treating serious bacterial infections. This allows patients to be in their home environments and affords considerable cost savings to health systems as compared to hospitalization. Samaritan Infectious Disease physicians provide medical supervision of patients on outpatient IV antibiotics.

Antibiotic Management
Samaritan Infectious Disease physicians are available to provide antibiotic formulary advice to affiliated hospital pharmacies. In addition Antibiotic Stewardship efforts has been initiated to attempt to ensure rational, cost-effective use of antimicrobials and in an effort to limit the development of antimicrobial resistance and "collateral" damage from antimicrobial use.

Antibiotic Susceptibility
Samaritan Infectious Disease physicians closely monitor local antibiotic susceptiblility data so as to inform local providers of trends in antibiotic susceptibility. Such data are crucial for providers to make informed choices for antibiotic prescription.