Infectious Disease & Travel Medicine
We treat relatively common infectious diseases as well as exotic ailments
such as cholera and typhoid. We can help with unwanted conditions that
come home with you from a trip abroad. And, of course, we’ll help
you prevent lots of problems with proper immunizations and planning, all
provided by our travel medicine expert.
So whether you hope to avoid something that’s going around, or you’re
going away and want to avoid bringing something home, give us a call.
Infectious disease physicians are like medical detectives. They examine
difficult cases, looking for clues to identify the culprit and solve the problem.
Our infectious disease specialist offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment
of a wide variety of illnesses caused by infection with bacteria, viruses,
fungi and parasites. Infectious diseases, also called communicable, contagious
or transmissible diseases, are illnesses caused by biological agents that
may infect any organ system in the body or the patient as a whole.
Our physician also often diagnoses and treats AIDS patients and patients
with fevers which have not been explained.
These illnesses include:
• Acute and chronic infections
• Bone and joint infections
• Fever of unknown cause
• Fungal infections
• Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C
• Parasitic diseases
• Sexually transmitted disease
• Transplant infections
Many tropical diseases are considered infectious diseases because they
are transmitted by insects such as mosquitoes and flies that carry a parasite,
bacterium or virus that is infectious to humans.
Our infectious disease specialist has extensive training in this area,
and also sees healthy people who plan to travel to foreign countries or
locations where infection risk is higher. In these cases, he can help
determine whether special immunizations or other preventive measures are
necessary to protect travelers from disease.
Traveling soon? Travel prepared!
Whether you are in need of immunizations for traveling abroad, getting
ready to go to college or camp, or volunteering for missionary or humanitarian
work, we can help you protect your health. We provide comprehensive pre-
and post-travel consultations and all required travel vaccinations.
Travelers should consider vaccines as the first priority to traveling safely.
Depending on your destination, many different types of vaccines might
be required or recommended, including ensuring you are up-to-date with
routine immunizations. Other factors such as age, pre-existing conditions
and purpose for visit will determine what immunizations you may need and
what precautions should be taken.
You should make a travel clinic appointment 4–6 weeks before departure
because you may need a series of immunizations or the recommended vaccine
does not take effect immediately.
More than 45% of travelers will face illness during an out-of-country journey,
so our focus is on education and medical guidance to keep you healthy
and safe while traveling. Our highly qualified and experienced physician
makes sure you know enough so you can better prevent potential infections
and diseases while abroad.
Our travel medicine physician is equipped to diagnose and treat unusual
illnesses caused by parasites not seen in the United States. With the
availability of the internet, there is a network of Travel Clinics that
can be accessed from most parts of the world, thereby assuring the best
and most current information in prevention and treatment of rare illnesses.