Infectious Disease Treatment
Excellent Compassionate Healthcare is Our Mission
Infectious disease is a specialty which deals with all problems related to infection, including HIV, post-surgical infections and tick borne diseases such as Lyme disease.
The management of HIV/AIDS normally includes the use of multiple antiretroviral drugs to control HIV infection. We can help those who are infected live a full life and assist non infected partners with pre exposure prophylaxis.
Post-Surgical Infections & Wound Care
Infection occurs when pathogens multiply at the site of a wound or after a surgical incision. We can assist your surgeon to allow optimal healing.
Post Travel Illness & Tropical Diseases
Most post-travel infections become apparent soon after travel, but incubation periods vary. We have first hand knowledge of many popular destinations. Our team keeps up with changing problems throughout the world.
Inpatient & Outpatient Care
We practice both in hospital and in our clinic to help ensure timely diagnosis and treatment for our patients. We assist patients with arranging in home services to minimize time spent in hospital.
Your job may require appropriate vaccines to reduce the chance that you will get or spread vaccine-preventable diseases.
TB & TB Exposure
Tuberculosis (TB) usually attacks the lungs, but can attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain.
Lyme & Tick Borne Diseases
These prevalent diseases are acquired when an infected tick transmits the illness to the humans and animals it bites.
Pre-Travel Consultation & Vaccination
Prepare for health concerns that might arise with travel by understanding risks and methods for prevention.
A Convenient & Comfortable Experience
Our new offices offers a pleasant alternative to large hospitals or inconvenient city clinics. The facilities include three examination rooms, testing and lab preparation capabilities and a climate controlled waiting area.
Our dedicated staff includes three nurses who have been with the practice many years and are ready to assist patients with questions and scheduling of consultations.
Our office is located in the heart of downtown Fairfield, Connecticut. Patients can enjoy easy access with ample parking, wheel chair access, mere steps from the Fairfield train station.
Meet Our Physicians
Selecting an infectious disease physican is an important decision in your personal health care. Our experienced staff and board certified specialists are dedicated to providing you with high quality, compassionate medical care.
SUNY Health Science Center, Syracuse, New York
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ
University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Dr. Passalacqua is board certified in infectious diseases and internal medicine. She has been in practice more than 20 years. Dr. Passalacqua is affiliated with St. Vincents Medical Center in Bridgeport Connecticut and is Chief of Infectious Diseases at the 473 bed community hospital. She is a member of Community Medical Group and serves patients in the Yale New Haven Health EPIC system.
Dr. Passalacqua received her undergraduate degree from SUNY at Binghamton, Binghampton, New York.
Thereafter she went on to receive her medical degree from the State University of New York Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York in 1992.
After graduation she completed her internship and residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry Robert Wood Johnson, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
She then completed her fellowship training in Infectious Diseases with the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. During her fellowship Dr. Passalacqua trained at the University of Maryland Institiute for Human Virology, the Cowley Shock Trauma Unit, the Johns Hopkins Hospital and the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda Maryland.
Dr. Passalacqua is an avid traveller and can provide pre travel consultation and vaccination as well as care for post travel and tropical diseases.
ID Specialists files claims for insured patients directly to Medicare and many insurance companies and managed care plans. This list contains our most commonly billed insurance carriers, which are subject to change. Please contact us directly if you have questions about your coverage.
- Aetna Golden Mcr Mgd
- BCNS CT Pb Alt Payor
- BCBS Mcr Mgs
- Commercial Genetic
- Connecticare Mcr Mgd
- Diversified Admin
- Harvard Pilgrim
- Meridian Health
- Mvp HEalthplan
- SNF Generic
- Stirling Benefits
- United Healthcare
- United Healthcare Mcr Mgd
- Well-care Choice Mcr Mgd
- Workers Comp Generic
- Workers Compensation Trust