Pediatric Infectious Disease Diagnosis and Treatment

Infectious Disease

If your child is sick with an unusual fever and has not responded well to antibiotics, your primary care doctor may refer you to an infectious disease specialist. While the name may sound serious, our specialists treat fairly common infections affecting the skin, ears, respiratory tract, intestines, bones and joints, as well as more uncommon infections involving the central nervous system (brain and spine) and sepsis.

Infectious disease specialists are also trained to manage infections in the newborns, like hepatitis and other autoimmune disorders.

Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialists at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital

Michael T. Bolton, MD  earned his degree in medicine from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, where he also completed his internship and residency in internal medicine/pediatrics. Dr. Bolton did his Fellowship training in pediatric infectious disease at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He is Board Certified in pediatrics.

Adaora S. Uzodi, MD, MPH earned her degree in medicine from the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus. She then completed her internship and residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Uzodi did her fellowship training in pediatric infectious disease at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She is Board Certified in pediatrics and pediatric infectious disease.

Karen Williams, MD  received her medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C. She completed her internship and residency in pediatrics at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Her Fellowship was a combined Tulane/Louisiana State University Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship. Dr. Williams is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in pediatrics and pediatric infectious disease.

Diagnoses and Treatment

  • Congenital Infections
  • Infections in Immunocompromised Hosts
  • Invasive Fungal Diseases
  • Meningitis
  • Osteomyelitis and Septic Arthritis
  • Periodic Fever Evaluations
  • Recurrent Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
  • Sepsis
  • Tuberculosis

Outpatient Pediatric Infectious Disease services available at this location:

Pediatric Specialty Clinic
Baton Rouge

7777 Hennessy Boulevard, Suite 502
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

(225) 765-6834