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The Transplant Infectious Diseases Clinic provides services to the following groups of patients:
Patients who need diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of infections will be referred by their physician using a referral form package including test and diagnostic results.
You will receive an appointment at our clinic. During the appointment, an infectious disease doctor will determine if you need further tests and treatment. A follow-up will be scheduled to review the results and determine if further action is necessary.
We commonly evaluate the following conditions:
At this clinic, we will provide you with a comprehensive assessment of pre-transplant conditions that need to be managed before you get your transplant. At this clinic, we also offer vaccinations and TB skin testing and counsel for safe living after transplantation.
Who is eligible for this clinic?
The following tests are routinely performed through the Transplant Infectious Diseases Clinic:
Other tests that you maybe asked to complete with your clinic appointment:
Learn more about what you can expect when you have a clinic appointment.
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The Transplant Infectious Diseases Clinic is run by Dr. Deepali Kumar, Dr. Coleman Rotstein, Dr. Shahid Husain, Dr. Sasan Hosseini and Dr. Atul Humar who have a combined experience of greater than 50 years in caring of this patient population. All the doctors are known experts in their field and have published extensively in the field.
Medical Director: Dr. Shahid Husain
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You will be contacted with information about your first appointment.
Please bring the following to your appointment. Not all of these items may be needed for your appointment. Our clinic or your referring doctor will let you know what you must bring.
Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment.
When you arrive, you will sign in with the receptionist. You will need your health card (OHIP card) to sign-in. If you do not have an OHIP card, please bring another form of government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license or passport.
You may be given a Measuring Health Equity Questionnaire to fill out. This form contains questions about your background. We collect this information to find out who we serve and what unique needs you may have. The form is voluntary and you can choose ‘prefer not to answer’ to any or all questions. However, the information you choose to give us will help us improve the quality of care for you and others.
First appointments take longer than follow-up appointments. Your first appointment can take 2 hours or more. Follow-up appointments usually take 15 to 30 minutes. We do everything we can to stay on time but sometimes unforeseen circumstances may delay your appointment.
At the end of your first appointment, the nurse or doctor will give you a contact list for your health care team. If you don’t get a contact list, feel free to ask for it.
After every appointment, a member of your health care team will tell you about your next visit. Be sure you understand what is going to happen next. For example, know the time and place of your next visit or if someone will call you with this information.
If you are unsure about what your next steps are, don’t be afraid to ask a member of your team. We are here to help you.
We understand that reaching us by phone can sometimes be difficult. Often our phone lines are busy or are turned over to the message centre so our staff can prepare for clinic visits or help other patients. We make every effort to return your call within 24 hours. Our staff will try to reach you 2 times. If we are not able to reach you directly you may need to call us again.