Travel Medicine Consultation Specialist

Wall Street Physicians -  - Primary Care Physician

Wall Street Physicians

Primary Care Physician & Internal Medicine located in Financial District, New York, NY

Cathy Carron, MD, at Wall Street Physicians offers travel medicine services to patients in the Financial District area of New York City. Wall Street Physicians is a one-stop travel-preparation clinic for patients planning to travel abroad in the near future and needing to ensure their vaccinations and other health and wellness-related requirements are satisfied.

Travel Medicine Consultation Q & A

Why is it important to see a doctor who focuses on travel medicine?

The vaccines required before travel to certain areas are difficult to find in the US. Travel medicine clinics keep a supply of hard-to-find vaccines, such as those for typhoid and yellow fever, on hand at all times. In addition, travel medicine doctors understand the unique requirements for each travel destination, allowing them to assist the patient in coordination and educate the patient for maximum safety while traveling. For this reason, many primary care doctors refer their patients to Wall Street Physicians for travel preparation each year.

What should patients expect during their appointment?

Dr. Carron and her qualified team at Wall Street Physicians will administer the vaccinations required for the travel destination and provide the patient with information they need to stay well during their visit, including information on the vaccines received, signs and symptoms of infection or disease, measures they can take to avoid illness while abroad, and more. The appointment consists of a review of your medical history, administration of vaccines, giving appropriated prescriptions and education.

How long before traveling should the appointment be scheduled?

Because vaccines can take as long as 2 weeks to provide adequate protection, it’s best practice to receive them 2 – 4 weeks before traveling. However, last-minute travel doesn’t always allow for this ample time frame. In those cases, Dr. Carron will put forth her best effort to adequately prepare travelers.

Are travel vaccines covered by insurance?

In most cases, insurance companies don’t cover travel vaccines. However, those traveling for work may find that their employer will reimburse the cost of travel vaccines. In many cases, patients pay out of pocket for their vaccines. The best way to find out more about the coverage offered in any single plan is to call member services before the scheduled appointment, who can assist patients in determining their level of coverage and expected personal responsibility.

How do patients know which vaccines they need?

Which vaccines are recommended depends on a broad list of factors, including:

  • Destination
  • Travel accommodations
  • Length of stay
  • Season of travel
  • Elevation
  • Medical history
  • Previous immunizations
  • Current outbreaks and more

By visiting a travel medicine doctor, patients can ensure they receive a customized preventive treatment plan including the right vaccinations for their circumstances.

Accepted Insurance Providers

Wall Street Physicians works with most major insurance providers. Please be aware that this list is not a full list of all insurances accepted. If you don't see your plan listed, please call our office and one of our knowledgeable staff members can help.

Aetna
Cigna
Empire Plan
GHI
HIP
MagnaCare
MultiPlan / PHCS
Oxford United Healthcare
United Healthcare