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    Infectious Diseases

    Chief: Alice C. Thornton, MD  

    Physician referral, phone consults, hospital transfers • Call UK•MDs: 800-888-5533
    Fax: 859-323-4607 or 859-257-6325

    The Division of Infectious Diseases specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of acute and chronic infections. Our physicians have expertise in the treatment of immunocompromised patients, including HIV/AIDS and transplant patients, as well as in emerging infectious disease problems such as antibiotic resistance.

    For patient appointments: 859-323-5544    Fax: 859-257-8286


  • Specialties

    • Antibiotic resistance
    • Antibiotic utilization
    • Bacterial infections
    • Endocarditis
    • Fungal infections
    • Hepatitis B/C-Limited
    • HIV/AIDS
    • Infection control
    • Meningitis
    • Nosocomial infections
    • Osteomyelitis
    • Pneumonia
    • PREP (pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV)
    • Pseudomembranous colitis (c.difficle)
    • Sexually transmitted diseases
    • Toxoplasmosis
    • Travel medicine offered at Turfland Clinic
    • Tuberculosis and other mycobacerial infections
    • Viral infections
  • Programs/centers/facilities

    • Bluegrass Care Clinic
    • Infectious Diseases Clinical Service
    • Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program
    • Inpatient Consultation
    • Kentucky AIDS Education Treatment Center

    The Bluegrass Care Clinic specializes in the treatment of adults with HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases. The clinic offers many services free or at reduced costs to adults living with HIV/AIDS in Central and Eastern Kentucky thanks to subsidized funding provided under the Ryan White CARE Act. In addition, the clinic manages the care of patients with osteomyelitis, septic arthritis, endocarditis and other related conditions. Physicians care for Hepatitis B and C in non-cirrhotic patients.

  • Clinic locations 

  • Bluegrass Care Clinic

    Kentucky Clinic
    Fifth Floor, Wing D, Room L504
    740 S. Limestone
    Lexington KY 40536-0284

    Call 859-323-5544 
    Fax 859-257-4953


    Occupational and Travel Medicine Clinic

    UK HealthCare at Turfland
    Suite 125
    2195 Harrodsburg Road
    Lexington KY 40504-3504

    Call 859-257-5150

  • Mailing address

    Department of Internal Medicine
    Division of Infectious Diseases
    Kentucky Clinic
    Fifth Floor, Wing D, K512
    740 S. Limestone
    Lexington KY 40536-0284