4 common pain points in travel medicine, and how to deal with them

Melissa Waine takes a broad look at GP pain points, including yellow fever, adult vaccinations and worried parents

TRAVEL medicine is more than just mandatory vaccines, say doctors who specialise in the area.

For example, patients need advice on how to manage chronic health conditions while travelling overseas and how to avoid location-specific disease risks, says Queensland’s Dr Deborah Mills.

Dr Jonathan Cohen, medical director of Travel Clinics Australia, agrees. “GPs play an important role in providing their patients with