When traveling internationally it’s possible to come home with more than memories of your experiences abroad. Traveling unprepared — without immunizations, boosters, or vaccines — can result in high fever, blood clots, malaria, or contracting infectious diseases.
It all depends on the destination. Your chances of contracting an illness or feeling physical symptoms are 60 to 75 percent greater during a month’s stay in Asia, Africa, or Latin America.
Looking Out For Your Health
Seeing a physician who specializes in travel medicine before you leave can help prevent most travel-related diseases and illnesses. That’s where our physicians come in. With their expertise, your international trip is less likely to include sickness. If you get sick when you return, our physicians have the knowledge to properly diagnose and effectively treat your illness. Call (903) 877-7930 to make an appointment.
Our Travel Medicine Services: Preparing for Your Trip
- Physical examination before traveling
- Basic immunizations, booster shots, and specialized vaccines
- Advice on how to stay healthy while traveling, plus preventive care
- Up-to-date health information about travel destinations
- A physician statement regarding any current medical conditions
When You Return
- Diagnosis and treatment of common and uncommon diseases rarely seen by most primary care physicians
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The physicians in our Family Medicine Clinic are experienced in preparing patients’ health for world travel.
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