Whether you are traveling for work or leisure, it’s important to make sure you are fully prepared and protected before ever reaching your destination. New York concierge physician on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Edward S. Goldberg, MD, offers a wide variety of travel medicine services for patients preparing for or returning from a trip. Schedule an appointment at his office to learn about the medications, vaccinations, and documentation you need for a safe and worry-free journey.

How can I prepare to travel abroad?

Traveling outside of the United States can be exhilarating, but it also comes with its own unique health concerns. In developing and underdeveloped countries, you may be vulnerable to illness and conditions ranging from minor irritations like bug bites and skin rashes to more serious diseases that require urgent medical intervention.

Take these steps to help ensure a smooth trip abroad.

Research your destination

Learn about the diseases and conditions inherent to the country you’re visiting. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization publish current, country-specific travel bulletins on their websites.

Visit your doctor

As a travel physician, Dr. Goldberg understands the considerations that come with visiting other countries. He’ll help you enjoy a safe and healthy trip with vaccinations and prophylactic medications tailored to your travel needs.

Consider your health

Are you healthy enough to travel? Are you pregnant, nursing, recovering from an illness or surgery? Dr. Goldberg helps you answer these questions to determine if travel is safe for you at this time.

What is travel medicine?

Travel medicine is just that: health care designed to protect and treat you before and after a trip, usually abroad. Especially in underdeveloped or developing countries throughout Africa, South America, and Central America, the risk of contracting serious and even potentially fatal diseases is much higher.

As your personal physician, Dr. Goldberg consults with you before you depart and provides the vaccinations, medications, and documentation you need for stress-free travel. When you return, schedule a post-travel consultation if you’re concerned you may have contracted something while out of the country.

How can I protect my health when traveling abroad?

Dr. Goldberg offers a wide range of pre- and post-travel medicine services to protect you from conditions that are not commonly found in the United States. He personalizes your treatment based on your overall health and travel destination.

Your travel medicine regimen may include:

  • Antibiotics
  • Antidiarrheals
  • Anti-parasite medications, such as for malaria
  • Vaccinations and booster shots
  • Documentation including International Certificate of Vaccination or prophylaxis forms

Because some vaccines require more than one dose and several weeks to develop an immunity, Dr. Goldberg generally suggests you schedule your travel medicine consultation at least six weeks prior to your departure.

To schedule your travel medicine consultation with Dr. Goldberg, call his office today.