Travel Medicine Medical Team
Travel medicine is the branch of medicine that deals with the prevention and treatment of health problems due to international travel. Doctors who practice travel medicine have expertise in a wide range of areas, including epidemiology, infectious disease, public health, tropical medicine, high altitude physiology, travel related obstetrics, psychiatry, occupational medicine, military and migration medicine, and environmental health.
The Palo Alto Medical Foundation is a leading authority on health risks throughout the world. Our Travel Medicine Department offers immediate access to an international network of medical information that is gathered and regularly updated by international health organizations. With the touch of a computer key, we can print out information on specific health hazards and disease outbreaks at your destination. We can even give you hints on what health-related items to pack.