Infectious Disease

Division of Infectious Disease
The Division of Infectious Disease provides inpatient consultation for individuals that are hospitalized because of an infectious process. Outpatients are treated for conditions such as Lyme disease, HIV, fever of unknown origin and joint infection. In addition to training residents, the division participates in hospital-wide infection control and pharmacy committees.

Charles A. Haile, MD Charles A. Haile, MD
Chief, Division of Infectious Disease

Dr. Haile received his medical degree from University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Mercy Medical Center and is board-certified in Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine.

To find a physician who specializes in Infectious Diseases, call 443-849-GBMC (4262) or follow the link to Find a Doctor.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is Lyme disease curable?
Yes, but some symptoms may remain as the aftermath of the disease.

How contagious is MRSA?
It's mostly a problem in transfer to vulnerable individuals but can occasionally be transmitted in school, household or athletic situations. Regular use of alcohol-based hand wash is important in prevention.

What is the best way to prevent diarrhea when needing to take an antibiotic?
The use of a probiotic such as active culture-containing yogurt, lactobacillus or saccharonyles-containing capsules may be helpful.
Services Offered
  • Assistance in control of antibiotic use and prevention of hospital acquired infections
  • Inpatient and outpatient evaluation or referral from your primary physician
  • Diagnosis and treatment of a large variety of conditions including:
    • Soft tissue/skin infections
    • Slow to respond/resistance infections
    • Pneumonia
    • Complex UTI
    • Acute Lyme disease
    • Infections in immunocompromised individuals
    • Bone and joint infections
    • Antibiotic associated colitis
    • HIV
    • Fever of unknown origin
    • Many others
  • Management of long term IV antibiotic therapy




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