Travel Medicine Clinic - MY CONCIERGE MD

Travel Medicine Clinic

We provide comprehensive travel medicine consultations, including travel vaccinations and travel medicine, safety and survival tips, emergency, and first aid kits, and more. We will help you be prepared and protected during your trip in order to have a healthy travel.

Our medical professionals and concierge doctors Beverly Hills are trained and prepared to provide you with travel health preparations to Africa, South America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, Antarctica, Russia, Mexico, and more. Our physicians provide you with their travel recommendations based on sound research on the risks present at your destination.

Our travel clinic will discuss with you the appropriate and necessary measures needed for your specific travel arrangements and destinations. Some of the travel vaccinations and medications that our travel-health doctors use to protect against illnesses and diseases include Hepatitis A vaccinationHepatitis B vaccinationTyphoid vaccine, Malaria, Japanese Encephalitis, Meningitis, Measles/Mumps/Rubella, Rabies, Polio, Shingles, Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis. We do not administer Yellow Fever Vaccinations but will assess if your travel requires it and schedule you to obtain it from one of our referral/affiliate clinics. Note that there isn’t any vaccine or medicine available for the Zika virus yet, according to CDC (Centers For Disease Control and Prevention).

You should plan ahead. It is a great idea to start some of your travel immunizations about 2 months ahead of your trip, as some of them take time to complete. Other shots, such as Hepatitis A, can be administered close to your departure. It’s a good idea to have health insurance too.

Haemophilus Influenzae Vaccine

The Hib vaccine protects against the Haemophilus influenza type b infection found in adults and children worldwide. The Hib vaccine is highly recommended for children,

Hepatitis A Vaccine

Planning a trip overseas? Great! You have probably created lists full of sites to see, possible hotels to stay at, transportation reservations, and more! Somewhere between the beginning and end of your list should be for you and your travel companion to visit MyConciergeMD’s travel clinic and health services

Hepatitis B Vaccine

Hepatitis B is a virus is a potentially dangerous virus that can be transmitted through bodily fluids, semen, sharing needles, and injection equipment and potentially transferred from mother to baby during birth. Although most Americans are vaccinated against Hepatitis B when they are in infancy,

MMR Vaccine

The MMR vaccine is used to combat Measles, Mumps, and Rubella and is normally administered to children at the age of one and again before the age of 5. The vaccine was developed after it was recorded in the early 1960s that hundreds of thousands fell victim to these viruses.

TDAP Vaccine

If you are traveling in the next few months, our physicians at MyConciergeMD encourage you to quickly review your routine vaccination history and receive any boosters or missed vaccinations before you depart.

Typhoid Vaccine

Traveling is incredibly exciting, and international travel often requires detailed planning. Naturally, when considering travel destinations, it is important to look into potential vaccinations needed to protect yourself and your travel companion(s) against viruses and infectious diseases otherwise absent in the United States.

Varicella Vaccine

Chickenpox was once a common childhood virus and is now combated with the Varicella vaccine. The Varicella vaccine is used for the prevention and control of chickenpox as well as a defense against shingles which is a dormant virus within unvaccinated adults.

Yellow Fever Vaccine

If you are considering traveling internationally, you’ll need to get vaccinated to protect yourself against potential illness and disease. Our travel clinic provides you with information about your destination, education regarding vaccinations, possible side effects, and more.

Typhoid Vaccine - MY CONCIERGE MD

What travel vaccinations do I need for my trip?

Travel vaccinations needed are dependent on your vaccination history, place of travel, duration of travel, chronic illnesses, age, risk factors associated with your trip, exposure to certain bugs and mosquitoes, and more.  Our travel medicine doctors will go over your medical history, travel destinations, and other risk factors associated with your trip and help guide you in preparing for your travel.

Vaccinations and medications provided at our clinic

  • Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis vaccine
  • Covid-19 vaccine

Factors that can affect your travel and your travel health?

Many factors play a role in your travel health and travel. Some of the factors that are considered are your age, traveling with children, medical conditions, travel destination, exposure to certain illnesses and diseases that you may encounter, and more.

Pre-Travel Physical Examination

It is not fun getting sick while traveling, and often times access to good quality medical care may be lacking at your travel destination. Our program offers a full comprehensive physical examination with in-house blood work to ensure that you are in optimal health prior to your travel. Some of the medications that are readily found in the U.S.A can be unavailable at your destination, and thus it is important to have your medications refilled and have enough of your daily medications to last you for the duration of your travel.

Our pre-travel physical examination can assess cardiac health, pulmonary health, bone health, gi health, vitamin and hormone levels, and more prior to your travel. We also offer COVID-19 testing for travelers.

Traveler Health Education

There are certain precautions that can help make your travel safer and limit your risk of acquiring certain illnesses. Below is a short list of habits that can help make your travel safer.

Safe eating while traveling

  • Eat food that is fully cooked and served hot and has not been sitting out for a long time
  • Make sure that dairy products are pasteurized
  • Avoid eating foods that are raw and soft-cooked. An example of such would be runny eggs
  • Avoid “Bushmeat” or “Wild Game”
  • Make sure that the fruits and vegetables you eat are fully washed and clean
  • Avoid eating food from street vendors
  • Avoid eating raw meats and fish or meats that are undercooked

Safe drinking while traveling

  • Drink bottled and sealed water, sodas, and other beverages
  • Avoid unpasteurized products as this may cause traveler’s diarrhea
  • Avoid drinking ice that has been made from tap water or well water
  • Avoid swimming or bathing in unclean water that can make you sick if swallowed
  • If possible, boil the water that you drink
  • Avoid drinking tap water, fountain drinks, or well water
  • Avoid unpasteurized milk or dairy products

Avoiding Bug Bites while traveling

  • Use protection such as repellents that contain at least 20% of DEET to protect against bites from mosquitoes and ticks. A repellent that contains an ample amount of DEET includes the popular “OFF” repellent.
  • Products that contain Picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or PMD or IR3535 can also be helpful in repelling insects, mosquitoes, and ticks.
  • Clothing that is treated with permethrin can be helpful in repelling insects, mosquitoes, and tick bites. Note that permethrin should not be used directly on the skin.
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats, and boots to cover more areas of your skin.
  • Sleep in screened and covered areas as possible.
  • Bed nets can help protect your sleeping area.
  • Tuck in your shirt, pants, and socks, and when possible, wear closed shoes.
  • Avoid wearing sandals in areas where bites are common.
  • Inspect sleeping areas, mattresses, box springs, bedding, and furniture for insects and bed bugs.
  • Keep your suitcase closed when not in use.
  • Make sure you inspect your clothes before wearing them and placing them back into your suitcase.

Safe driving while traveling

  • Obtain road maps of the area where you are traveling
  • Always wear seat belts
  • Avoid unknown terrain
  • Avoid driving at night in a developing country
  • Make sure your children are in car seats
  • Avoid overcrowded and unregulated areas

Airport and Air Travel Security Tips While Travelling

  • Do not leave your baggage unattended
  • Make sure you bring a government-issued identification card or passport
  • Before arriving at the airport, call or check online with your airline the status of your flight
  • Follow all security instructions and get ready to take any metals out of your pockets
  • Make sure to securely fasten your seat belt at all times that the fasten seat belt sign is on
  • Make sure all luggage and carry-on have a name tag attached to it
  • Do not bring knives of any size or any items that may be considered a threat
  • Arrange to check in 2 hours before a domestic flight and as early as 5 hours prior to the international flight
  • Once on board, get ready to store away all electronics for take-off
  • Listen to the instructions of the flight crew, as they are there to take care of your safety and comfort

Purchasing Travel Insurance while Traveling

  • You might like to consider purchasing travel insurance while on your trip to protect yourself from unforeseen medical costs and personal costs associated with lost or stolen belongings.
  • Travel insurance can cover trip cancellation or changes which aids in recovering money if you need to cancel your travel plans.
  • Having travel insurance will help cover your costs in case of a medical emergency or the need for health care while overseas.
  • There are many travel insurance companies to choose from. Make sure to pick one that encompasses all the unexpected events while traveling to ensure having all unforeseen costs covered.

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