A number of the doctors practicing at Westside Medical Centre have a keen interest in travel medicine who have completed further training. They love to be made jealous by your travel plans and to help you plan a safe trip that is memorable for all the right reasons.
After the pandemic, travel is really taking off again! This includes many older people, who may have a number of ongoing health issues to consider.
We recommend a travel medicine consult for anyone planning an overseas trip, no matter what the destination, particularly if you’re on regular medication or have had a number of health problems in the past. If you’re travelling for more than 30 days, your doctor can arrange to have extra medication dispensed to ensure you don’t run out whilst away. Even if you’re only flying over the ditch to New Zealand, there are things to consider – are your flu and tetanus immunisations up to date?
A good travel medicine consult is about a lot more than just immunisations, and your doctor will assess your travel medicine needs in a comprehensive way, considering
Avoidance of other infectious diseases
What a traveller’s first aid kit should look like
Managing your regular medications whilst away
Safety and security whilst overseas
What to do if something goes wrong
If you’d like to do a little more reading to ensure you’re planning a safe as well as fun trip, we recommend the websites below.