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Roger Scechter, M.D.

 

Medical Director
Palomar Health Wound Care Centers

How worried should I be about the “superbug”?

Answer: “The concerns are real and it’s important to be aware of MRSA, which is being found in young, healthy people who you wouldn’t typically expect to contract such an infection,” says Roger Schechter, M.D., Medical Director of Palomar Health’s Wound Care Centers. “While anyone can get a staph infection, it’s easy enough to minimize risk by washing your hands frequently. And, it can be effectively treated with the correct antibiotics.”