Travel Medicine Specialist

Newton Pediatrics

Pediatrics, Travel Medicine, & Pediatric Obesity Medicine located in Wellesley, MA and Waltham, MA

If you plan on leaving the country for a family vacation, travel medicine can protect your child from potentially serious illnesses abroad. At Newton Pediatrics, the expert pediatricians provide a full suite of travel medicine services to children and teens, including pre- and post-travel counseling and routine vaccinations. To make an appointment for your child, call the office in Wellesley or Waltham, Massachusetts, or use the online booking feature today.

Travel Medicine Q&A

What is travel medicine?

Travel medicine is a branch of pediatrics that focuses on travel and associated travel risks. It provides information, education, and preventive care to ensure your child remains healthy while traveling outside of the United States.

International travel is a lot of fun, but it also presents certain health risks. By enrolling your child in travel medicine at Newton Pediatrics, you can ensure they have an enjoyable vacation without having to worry about life-threatening diseases, drug-resistant organisms, or bug bites.

What services does travel medicine provide?

Newton Pediatrics offers a full suite of travel medicine services, including:

  • Pre-travel and post-travel counseling
  • Routine vaccinations
  • Yellow fever guidance and vaccination
  • Management of traveler’s diarrhea
  • Rabies exposure treatment
  • Malaria prophylaxis
  • Insect precautions

Newton Pediatrics also provides treatment for exposure to parasites, including tapeworms and flatworms.

What are the benefits of travel medicine?

Enrolling your child in travel medicine at Newton Pediatrics offers various benefits, including:

  • Reduced risk of illness during travel
  • Protection against transmittable diseases
  • Better travel experience
  • Peace of mind
  • Information about their general health and well-being

By participating in travel medicine at Newton Pediatrics, you can also get your child the vaccination and a yellow card certificate for countries that require yellow fever immunization. 

What happens during a travel medicine consultation?

At Newton Pediatrics, a travel medicine consultation begins with a review of your child’s health history and a discussion of your travel plans, including where you’re going, how long you plan on staying, and if there are any specific health risks in that part of the world.

Next, your child’s pediatrician conducts a comprehensive physical exam, orders blood work, and updates their immunizations as necessary. Afterward, your child’s provider fills out any required paperwork and educates you on how to reduce the risk of common travel-related illnesses like diarrhea and nausea. 

If you have any questions, make sure to ask them. The pediatricians at Newton Pediatrics want to help you and your family have an enjoyable and relaxing time.

To learn more about the benefits of travel medicine, make an appointment at Newton Pediatrics by calling the nearest office or using the online booking feature today.