Travel Medicine Specialist

Sarah E Miller, MD -  - Infectious Disease Specialist

Neudorf Infectious Diseases Clinic

Sarah E Miller, MD

Infectious Disease Specialist & Internist located in Conroe, TX & Montgomery, TX

When you travel to another country, it’s important to understand the health risks present in that country and the steps you need to take to prevent illness. At Neudorf Infectious Diseases Clinic in Conroe and Montgomery, Texas, Sarah Miller, MD, specializes in travel medicine and offers vaccines, physical exams, and medical recommendations before you travel. To schedule your consultation, call the office or book now.

Travel Medicine Q&A

What is travel medicine?

Travel medicine is a specialized field that focuses on your health needs while you travel internationally. Dr. Miller and the team at Neudorf Infectious Diseases Clinic help guide you through any requirements needed to stay well as you visit other countries. 

In general, your travel medicine specialist helps you understand the risk factors of traveling to your specific destination and offers services to support common issues such as:

  • Jet lag prevention
  • Water preparations
  • Required immunizations
  • Insect awareness
  • Altitude sickness
  • Traveler’s diarrhea
  • Medicine counseling
  • Malaria prophylaxis

If you have food or seasonal allergies, talk to Dr. Miller about special preparations to help prevent issues while you’re away from home.

How far in advance should I book my travel medicine appointment?

Since many vaccinations require two or more doses that need to be spaced out, it’s best to book your travel medicine appointment at least 6-8 weeks in advance. As soon as you know your travel dates, call Neudorf Infectious Diseases Clinic to book your consultation. 

If your travel plans developed suddenly, it’s still beneficial to book a meeting with Dr. Miller to discuss preventive measures you can take to stay well during your trip.

What vaccines do I need before I travel?

Which vaccinations you need depends on where you’re traveling. Some of the most common travel vaccines are:

  • Typhoid fever
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Yellow fever
  • Polio
  • Meningitis
  • Influenza
  • Japanese encephalitis

If you’re not current on your routine immunizations, this is a good time to catch up on routine vaccinations as well. 

What can I do if I got sick on my trip abroad?

The team at Neudorf Infectious Diseases Clinic is skilled and experienced in helping men, women, and children overcome travel-related illnesses. Dr. Miller is a leading provider of traveler’s diarrhea care. If you’re still suffering with diarrhea when you return from your trip, book an appointment right away.

To get started with your travel medicine consultation or to inquire about travel vaccinations, call the Neudorf Infectious Diseases Clinic office closest to you to schedule an appointment or use the convenient online scheduling feature.