ProHealth Care has expanded its International Travel Medicine services to its clinic at 109 Air Park Drive in Watertown. ProHealth Care also provides the services at 20611 Watertown Road in Waukesha.
ProHealth international travel medicine services are designed for people traveling for service, business, pleasure or study — whether they will be engaging in group or independent travel such as missions, Peace Corps work, disaster relief assignments, cruises, safaris or international business.
“We’re finding that more people are requesting international travel health care recommendations, vaccines and destination-specific information to reduce the risk of experiencing a health concern when they are away from home,” said Laura Radke, MD, who specializes in treating infectious diseases and oversees international travel medicine services for ProHealth Care MedicaL Group. “It’s best for people to include advance health care consultation in their overall travel plans. Obtaining services at least six weeks before a trip allows for needed immunizations and a personalized plan.”
On average, up to 50 percent of people will experience some type of health problem when traveling. Even healthy individuals can be affected by changes in altitude, humidity, temperature, water quality and sanitary conditions. Chronic conditions and pregnancy can pose complications, as well.
ProHealth Care International Travel Medicine services involve a two-part process that takes approximately 45 to 60 minutes to complete. Included are:
• An assessment of current health (medical conditions, allergies, immunization history)
• An assessment of health risks associated with trip destination, duration and itinerary
• Essential health care advice (preventing and treating traveler's diarrhea and other illnesses, personal safety, travel insurance, etc.)
• Options for vaccination and boosters, including hepatitis A & B, yellow fever, typhoid, rabies and Japanese encephalitis
• Necessary written materials for international travel — CDC/WHO travel information, cutomized Travax® packet, vaccine information sheets and other applicable resources.
Consultation appointments should be scheduled at least six weeks prior to departure to allow for immunizations, if needed. To learn more, visit ProHealthCare.org. To schedule an appointment, call 262-928-5900.
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