Tips for Navigating the Flu Season

The year 2017 is one of the deadliest flu season for the past two decades. As we enter another flu season, the need for fast and accurate flu testing is more important than ever. Getting a speedy diagnosis and starting treatment within 48 hours can help you bounce back faster. Here’s Dr. Douglas L. Ambler and Dr. Norman Moore with some tips for navigating this flu season.

Douglas L. Ambler, MD, a board certified internal medicine physician, is the medical director of quality for the Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. A graduate of the Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Ambler completed his residency at the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He practices internal medicine, with a focus on preventive medicine and chronic disease management, in Wheaton, Ill. and is on the medical staff at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Ill.

Dr. Norman  Moore received his Bachelor’s Degree in biology and philosophy from Dartmouth College and his PhD in microbiology from the University of New Hampshire. Among other assays, he developed the first ever rapid tests for Legionella and S. pneumoniae, both of which are now recommended by the Infectious Disease Society of America. After being an R&D director for many years, he took the role of Director of Scientific Affairs where he works with the medical community. He has served on multiple NIAID grant committees, the CDC guideline group for rapid influenza testing, the College of American Pathology’s and Clinical Laboratory Standards point-of care committees, and CLSI’s infectious disease guideline writing committee. He currently has six patents and numerous publications and presentations.

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