Dr. Morgan Simpson is a board-certified pediatrician and pediatric infectious disease specialist. Her education and training include: M.D., State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, 1989; and B.S., Davidson College, 2000.
Dr. Harvey Patel is a board-certified pediatrician and pediatric infectious disease specialist. His education and training include: M.D., Ph.D., University of Southern California School of Medicine, 2001; and B.A., Skidmore College, 1991.
Activities and tasks
The activities of Dr. Morgan Simpson and Dr. Harvey Patel include the study, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases that occur when bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites enter the body of the child. Due to the diversity of infectious diseases, our specialists are well versed in all related fields of medicine. These are doctors of the highest qualification category, participants in international medical research, authors of scientific papers.
The specificity of the work of our infectious disease specialists is to recognize infectious pathologies as soon as possible. This is extremely important to prevent the spread of infection and the development of the epidemic. Our infectious disease specialists are attentive to each clinical case, starting from the very first meeting with the small patient.
Dr. Morgan Simpson and Dr. Harvey Patel:
Provide comprehensive advice. The doctors will answer any patient’s questions. Their task is not only to understand what is wrong with the patient but also to explain the reasons, methods of treatment and possible consequences of the disease in a language that people understand. Specialists of our clinic are always attentive and delicate, apply a personalized approach that takes into account the characteristics of symptoms and the state of the body;
Conduct a comprehensive diagnosis. Infectious disease specialists detail the signs of infection and collect a detailed history. To clarify the diagnosis, the specialists prescribe laboratory tests, ultrasound and other instrumental studies. Our specialists resort to conducting highly informative instrumental studies – computed or magnetic resonance imaging. These techniques reflect the state of specific organs and systems, as well as visually identify the presence of complications of an infectious disease;
Choose an effective treatment. Having determined the nature of the pathogen and the stage of development of the infection, the doctors draw up a treatment plan. Its task is to destroy pathogens in the body, prevent the transition of an acute infection into a chronic one, reverse the complications and also eliminate the possibility of relapse. Depending on the provocateur of the disease, various types of etiotropic (affects the cause) treatment are selected: antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic. When prescribing drugs, our specialists take into account the specific features of the development of the disease, the general condition of the patient’s body and the contraindications present for the use of specific medicines. Along with the elimination of the pathogen, our specialists prescribe immunocorrection with immunomodulators, vitamins and protective forces stimulants. This is important to restore the patient’s full resistance to infections and prevent the negative consequences of coexistence with foreign agents;
Actively involved in prevention. Dr. Morgan Simpson and Dr. Harvey Patel conduct counseling and give recommendations on immunization issues as part of the national vaccination calendar. They individually select effective ways to prevent diseases, taking into account the epidemic situation in a particular area. If the patient is in the focus of infection (hepatitis, tuberculosis, intestinal infections) or comes in contact with its sources, the doctors will prescribe special medications that will adjust the immune system to prevent infection.