Triple O Medical Services is committed to educating the public on disease prevention and management. Whether you are a patient, a family member, or a physician, you’ll find that Triple O Medical Services mission, vision, passion, and staff is committed to “Your Health”. An essential role as an infectious disease practice is to assist with the identification and management of patients with infectious diseases. Triple O Medical Services has developed a working relationship with local and national healthcare agencies, such as, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other local healthcare agencies in Palm Beach County to assist with tracking and reporting the spread of infectious diseases.
Infectious disease physicians are much like detectives. We use different tools to examine samples of blood, urine, body fluid, or sputum to find the cause of a disease and then treat the identified agent with the appropriate therapy.
A virus, bacteria, or parasite can cause infections. Diseases caused by viruses require only supportive care since the disease may be self-limiting; meaning the infection will resolve over time without any drug treatment. Use of antibiotics for treatment of viruses is not advisable, because antibiotics do not work and may lead to future drug resistance. However, antiviral therapy does work for a few viruses such as Herpes and Influenza (Flu). These antiviral agents do not cure viral infection, but rather decrease the duration of disease.
Antibiotics are very useful against bacterial infection and are life-saving agents in severe bacterial infections. Inappropriate use of these agents has led to resistance. One of the challenges faced by infectious disease practitioners today is the management of infections caused by highly resistant bacteria. Everyone, including physicians, patients, and their family members have a role in the prevention or development of highly resistant bacteria. Highly resistant bacteria can spread from one country to another via travel and is not restricted to one part of the world.
Infectious disease practitioner manages all infections, including but not limited to:
- Pneumonia – infection in the lungs
- Cellulitis – skin infection
- Surgical site infections
- Diabetic foot infections
- Hepatitis – infections of the liver
- Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) / Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
- Fever of unknown origin
- Infected wounds
- Anthrax, Cholera, Malaria
- Parasite infections
NOT ALL INFECTIOUS DISEASES ARE CONTAGIOUS!
There are vaccines available to prevent a number of infectious diseases. It has been well noted that PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE. To assist with prevention it is important to obtain all recommended vaccinations if there are no contraindications.
Confidentiality is a PRIORITY!
Although we have a large HIV practice and highly experienced HIV practitioners, our practice sees patients with diseases other than HIV. We also care for individuals with Hepatitis C and those with co-infection of HIV and Hepatitis C.
We do work closely with all HIV related agencies in Palm Beach County. Triple O Medical Services is currently involved in several HIV clinical trials. To learn more about our HIV trials click here.
For additional information, please contact our office.
We provide the following wound care:
- Management of chronic non-healing wounds; especially infected wounds.
- Local debridement of wounds and grafting of wounds with apligraft or dermagraft
For additional information, please contact our office.
A well-planned vacation can be ruined by a sickness during a trip; illness can vary from traveler’s diarrhea to malaria fever. To eliminate the chance of an illness during a trip, it is essential to obtain proper vaccinations and travel advice in advance of your travel. The importance of travel advice cannot be understated as it can be life saving. Advice can range from safety in the water and on land especially if driving, use of bottled water, insect repellant, mosquito nets, and the availability of Pepto Bismol, Tylenol, and Imodium.
Keep in mind that some vaccines need to be given at least one month prior to travel for effectiveness; therefore, we suggest that travel advice be obtained at least 4-6 weeks prior to your travel date. Commercial insurances generally do not pay for travel advice and vaccinations. The typical consultation fee is $150 per person and discounts will be considered for groups of 3 or more.
Unlike some travel clinic or centers, we have access to all recommended vaccines including yellow fever vaccine. Our office is a government approved YELLOW FEVER VACCINE CENTER.
For additional travel related information, visit the center for disease control at www.cdc.gov/travel
HAVE A WONDERFUL AND SAFE TRIP!
Dr. Osiyemi is a civil surgeon and as such, is certified by the US Government to perform immigration physicals. His expertise in infectious disease and availability of required vaccines are among the services provided for immigration physicals.
There is a flat fee of $200.00, which includes:
- History and physical
- PPD placement and reading
- Tetanus-diphtheria vaccine
- Blood tests for Syphilis
- Completion of immigration papers
The above fee DOES NOT INCLUDE the following if needed:
- Additional BLOOD TESTS
- VACCINATIONS required
The following items are required during your clinic visit
- Proof of previous vaccinations
- Second form of picture identification (such as driver’s license)
Please note: lf proof of previous vaccinations is not provided. Patient will be charged for needed vaccinations or additional blood tests needed to document previous vaccinations. THIS FEE IS IN ADDITION TO THE FLAT FEE LISTED ABOVE. We accept all ages for immigration physicals. Remember to allow enough time for your physical prior to your immigration interview.
Concierge Services are available for individuals who require services in their home or in the office. Confidentiality is always a priority
- A deposit for initial consult is required
- There is a customary hourly fee with a minimum of 1-hour charge if client is seen at home
Billable items include and are not limited to the following:
- History and Physical
- Treatment plan
- Telephone, E-mail, text interaction with client or representative
- Blood draws and lab tests
- Travel time – from our office to client’s home and back to the office.