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Mary E. Lambe, MD, FAAFP

Primary Care Physician
Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Education
Institution
Type
University of Michigan Medical School
Medical School
University of California, Los Angeles
Residency
American Academy of Family Physicians
Fellowship
Professional Associations
AAFP, International Society of Travel Medicine, AMA
Personal Interests
Marybeth enjoys her large family, and her work as a writer. She also hikes, gardens, and plays soccer.
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine
Clinical Interests
  • adolescent medicine
  • preventive medicine
  • travel vaccination
  • women's health
Blog Posts
By: Mary E Lambe, FAAFP, MD
Monday, May 21, 2012

It’s officially summer and many of us—over 36 million Americans—have embraced international travel recently. For students and families in particular, this is the season for exciting adventures overseas. It may not be very glamorous, but, before heading off with passports in hand, how can we ensure the healthiest trip possible?

Your mother was right: plan ahead

  • Check if your health insurance goes beyond the US border. If not, it is easy to purchase a short term travel insurance policy.
  • Find out as much as you can about your destination’s health risks or dangers.
  • Most diseases are preventable. Talk it over with your doctor or see a travel doctor who specializes in such advice.
  • Be certain you have the needed vaccinations and medicines before heading out.
  • Don’t let ....
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