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The Art and Science of Infectious Diseases Consultation

Petrak, Russell M. MD; Fliegelman, Robert M. DO; Hines, David W. MD

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e31816955e2
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Infectious diseases is a cognitive specialty that is procedurally represented by the consultation. Done correctly, a consultation is a powerful tool that can change physician behavior, strengthen critical relationships, and establish a consultant's reputation of excellence. The process of consultation requires multiple learnable skills that, when practiced and perfected, translate into a blueprint for professional success and satisfaction.

Author Information

Metro Infectious Disease Consultants, Chicago, IL.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Russell M. Petrak, MD, 500 E Ogden Ave, Hinsdale, IL 60521. E-mail:

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