Infectious Diseases and Travel Medicine
Specialty service provided at Medicine Specialists – Great River
Many common infections can be treated by primary care providers. Patients
maybe referred to an infectious disease specialist if the infection is
difficult to diagnose or does not respond to treatment.
Patients don’t need a referral for:
- HIV and AIDS treatment
- Sexually transmitted disease treatment
When traveling to other countries, you are exposed to new germs. Most are
harmless, but some can cause serious health complications. If you’re
planning a trip to an underdeveloped country, it can be helpful to see
an infectious disease specialist four to six weeks before your trip to
receive education and recommended or required vaccinations.
Immunizations may be required for travelers who may be exposed to:
- Unsanitary conditions
- Infections in other people
Becoming a patient
Physician referral is not required to make an appointment.
Bring to every appointment
- Insurance card
- Photo ID
- Up-to-date list of medicines you are taking, including prescription and
over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, supplements and cold remedies.
- List of allergies
Please call your pharmacy to request a refill, and they can request a refill
from our clinic. Allow 48 to 72 hours for prescriptions to be refilled.
Controlled substances, including narcotics, will not be refilled early.
Expect to pay your insurance copayment the day of your visit.