Cultural, hygienic, and ethnic differences often pose challenges to international travelers. Taking precautions to avoid health problems - gastrointestinal disorders and infections such as malaria and typhoid fever - are important but do not cover all the challenges that may occur on trips.
It is also important for travelers to educate themselves with crucial information regarding their destinations in order to avoid unintentional conflicts or disrespect for the people of the host countries. We strive to help you to stay healthy, so see us before you see the world! Guard your health, and visit us for pre-travel consultations and immunizations.
Travel allows us to discover natural beauties, historical sites, and, above all, the diversity of other societies and people. Be an informed traveler before leaving home to enrich your experience of the world and the people you'll meet at your destination.
Respect and mutual discovery will make your trip a wonderful experience and will promote your security and your health, too. So enjoy yourself and have a great trip.
An individualized plan based on a country-by-country analysis of your itinerary and activities, along with a review of previous immunizations.
Advice and prescriptions for medications to help prevent or treat illnesses while traveling.
Country-specific written materials and general health recommendations for travelers.
International Certificate of Vaccination as approved by the World Health Organization.
Destination medical facilities.
Pre-travel consultations are available by appointment. Because several weeks may be required to complete a needed vaccine series, we recommend the initial appointment be held at least six weeks before your departure. When possible please call for an appointment eight weeks before your departure. When this is not possible, we will strive to meet your travel health needs as completely as time permits. Our receptionist is available weekdays except Thursday.
When you call 773-1590 for an appointment, the receptionist will ask a series of questions about your itinerary and medical history so that we can schedule an appropriate appointment for your travel needs. If this is your first travel clinic appointment, please bring a list of your current medications and a record of immunizations. Feel free to download our Patient History and Patient Registration forms to fill them our prior to your appointment time.
Please assist us by being on time for your appointment. This will mean a shorter waiting period for everyone. If you cannot keep your appointment, please call my office 24 hours in advance.
Fees & Billing
Charges for pre-travel education and immunizations are generally not covered by insurance companies. You will be asked to pay for your appointment at the time of service. We accept cash, check, debit cards, and major credit cards.
I am a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, as a specialist in Infectious Diseases. Following graduation from the University of Washington School of Medicine, I completed my internship, Internal Medicine residency training, and Infectious Diseases fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin with post graduate training in Travel Medicine. For more information about myself, view an extended bio.
If you have an urgent medical problem, please call my office for instructions. If I am not there, the office or my answering service will put you in contact with me, or will instruct you to contact your primary care physician or the emergency room.
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