Dr. Joseph Brewer is an infectious disease specialist in Kansas City, Mo. Dr. Brewer is in private practice with Plaza Infectious Disease and also is a consulting physician at St. Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City. He is an assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Brewer is involved in clinical teaching at St. Luke’s and UMKC. He has been in practice for over 30 years including the clinical practice of infectious disease, teaching responsibilities and clinical research. Dr. Brewer has had a long-standing interest in chronic illness patients including chronic fatigue syndrome, Lyme disease, and similar debilitating chronic conditions. Dr. Brewer’s recent interests and research has been focused on the role of mold and mycotoxins in these chronically ill patients. This ongoing research has resulted in three publications thus far in the journal Toxins (April 2013 and January 2014) and Global Journal of Medical Research (April 2015).  More studies are underway as the understanding of the complex disease, including treatments.