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John F. Fisher, MD MACP FIDSA

John is a Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University, USA.
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Why I love to teach


I’m a Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University. I’m a Master of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. I’m passionate about medical education and over the past 30 years, I’ve taught thousands of students and young physicians the art and science of infectious diseases.

Latest articles with John

Empirical antibiotic treatment of infective endocarditis

Endocarditis is a severe infection and often the patient needs antibiotics straight away. Learn how to choose the right regimen while waiting for a blood culture report.
26th Sep 2022 • 1m read

Evaluating symptoms of infective endocarditis

Endocarditis often doesn’t manifest in an obvious manner—that’s why it’s good to know about the less common symptoms it can cause. Get some high-yield tips on endocarditis manifestation from Dr John Fisher, our infectious disease expert.
26th Sep 2022 • 1m read

Prophylactic antibiotic treatment to prevent infective endocarditis

In recent years, guidelines have overhauled antibiotic prophylaxis for endocarditis. Learn more about what the current practice is.
26th Sep 2022 • 1m read

Treating uncomplicated malaria

In this video, you will master the most common treatments for uncomplicated malaria.
26th Jun 2020 • 4m read

Preventing malaria

In this video, you will learn about the most common prophylactic medications used to avert malaria.
26th Jun 2020 • 3m read

Recognizing the clinical presentation of malaria

In this video, we'll look at why malaria symptoms tend to be cyclical, but why that's not always the case.
23rd Jun 2020 • 4m read

Endocarditis 101—diagnosis and treatment

Learn how to diagnose and treat infective endocarditis.
6th Sep 2019 • 3m read

Sepsis 101—diagnosis and treatment

Learn about the quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment(qSOFA) score and how it can help you in the management of your patients.
6th Sep 2019 • 4m read

How to get to the right diagnosis—mastering the patient history!

BONUS INTERVIEW: Learn how to take a thorough patient history with infectious disease specialist, Dr John Fisher.
6th Sep 2019 • 3m read

How to treat osteomyelitis

In this video, you'll learn what to look for in patients with suspected osteomyelitis, how to diagnose it, and how to treat it when it is present.
29th Aug 2019 • 4m read

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