Travel Medicine in Jackson Hole
Stay Healthy No Matter Where You Go in the World
The way our bodies develop is heavily shaped by the environment we grow
up in. You are exposed to thousands of germs and bacteria every day and
these are the invaders your immune system is used to fighting. In leaving
your home territory, you are potentially exposing your body to germs it
has never encountered before, and you need to be prepared.
St. John’s Health offers travel medicine services for those planning
to travel abroad, visitors to our country, and people who have recently
returned from a long distance trip.
Benefits of Seeing a Travel Doctor
Travel medicine experts must be familiar with common illness and conditions
that affect people all over the world. It is extremely important that
you receive immunizations before international travel, and a travel doctor
will have in-depth knowledge of what preventative care will be most effective
for your destination.
- Conditions that commonly affect international travelers include:
- Yellow fever
In addition to medical treatment and prevention, many travel doctors can
provide insight on some of the hazards and challenges travelers frequently
encounter like crime and legal concerns. A travel doctor can be an excellent
source of information on the culture you are about to experience.
Follow-Up When You Come Home
Even if you feel fine after your trip, it is a good idea to schedule another
appointment with a travel doctor for a physical. Not all conditions manifest
immediately, and you may have picked something up without realizing it.
A travel doctor should be familiar with conditions of other countries
that your primary care provider can overlook.