Travel Medicine

Patients First: Your Passport to a Healthy Journey

 

Doctor & Patient Discussing Healthy TravelAt Patients First we pride ourselves in offering a level of service not typically experienced in today’s travel healthcare marketplace. Our offices are conveniently located in your community and are staffed by doctors and nurses rigorously trained in travel medicine.

 

Getting sick is never fun, but much less so away from home.  Before you embark on your journey, you want the certainty you’ll get from one-on-one counseling with a trained medical professional whose expertise is travel medicine and immunizations.

 

Travel Medicine is a specialty arising from the increasingly complex problems related to disease prevention and health maintenance of travelers today.  The goal are to prevent the spread of diseases like Yellow Fever, Malaria, Hepatitis A & B, Typhoid, and to help travelers avoid the complications associated with travel outside our country, such as respiratory infections and diarrhea.

 

Patients First will provide an official immunization record to keep with your travel documents, along with personalized health and travel information booklets. Each booklet details the health risks and requirements for the specific countries on your itinerary, consular information, general travel advice, and tips on avoiding travelers’ diarrhea and other common maladies.  We provide advice, vaccinations and prescriptions, if necessary, to travelers of all ages.

 


Our Services Include:

  • Customized destination-specific travel health consultations
  • Many International travel immunizations

 

Disease Summaries and Vaccine Information Statements (VIS):

 

Vaccine Information Statements (VISs) are information sheets produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that explain to vaccine recipients, their parents, or their legal representatives both the benefits and risks of a vaccine.

 

Urgent Care is never a substitute for Emergency Care.  In the event of a very serious or life-threatening illness or injury, call 911 or visit the nearest ER.