Travel Medicine Overview
At Family Medicine Associates of Texas, we pride ourselves in offering not only local medical care but travel medicine as well. If you are preparing to travel out of town, state, or country, and are in need of trusted medical care, we can connect you with clinics that are conveniently located near you. In Carrollton, TX, our board-certified medical physicians will also provide you with the necessary information and immunizations that you will need to make your travels safer and more comfortable. Aside from immunizations and various vaccinations, we will also equip you with the proper tools and instruction on preventative insect disease care. When most patients travel, sometimes they forget that not all sources of water are safe to drink. Our staff can also educate you on water safety as well. Traveling is an exciting adventure, but don't forget to be safe and well prepared.
"This office is a large practice that is a well oiled machine. Staff is always friendly, on point, knows their job, and....cares. Providers are top notch. Location is very convenient if you're in the northern burbs. Next to Baylor Regional Health. I agonized about switching my doctor from downtown, but, I've lived in the burbs for 25 years, and while the folks downtown took good care of me, these folks are just a 10 minute drive from where I live. I would recommend this practice to any of my personal or business associates."- C.G. / Google / Jul 10, 2020
"Dr Hischke has a great bedside manner, and clearly let's you know what's going on without talking down to you."- D.G. / Google / Nov 27, 2019
"My wife and I moved to this practice, as patients of Dr. Jeffrey Stewart, back in 2016. I was sick and my internist’s staff in Dallas told me to go to a ’doc-in-the-box’ or wait 3 days. Couldn’t do that, and it happened twice in a period of 2 months during flu season, so we decided to change doctors. Looking through our plan, we found this practice not far from us.We also found that Family Medicine Associates could see me that day and I was assigned to Dr. Stewart. Later we discovered they have Saturday office hours and at various times both my wife and I have been there on a Saturday if we were ill and didn’t want to go to the urgent care center or wait until Monday.A couple years ago Dr. Stewart began treating my wife’s high blood sugar and at a certain point her case became more complex so he referred us to an endocrinologist. This was a life-changing moment that probably saved my wife’s life. I’ve just been referred to a urologist for an issue that requires a higher level of specialty, the outcome of which is uncertain at this point.What you should take away from this is that it is comforting to have a physician who knows when it’s time to call in a specialist. Doctors don’t know everything about everything, if they are the right kind of person to know their own limitations and we respect this in Dr. Stewart. He has not steered us wrong yet and we have no reason to expect he would.I’d rather go to him knowing that if he feels we should dig deeper he will send us out to a professional colleague whom he knows for a higher level of care if it’s needed. It’s about what each type of physician is trained for.And for physicals, I have my annual physical every year, in 2 parts, with Dr. Stewart. This is not this medical practice’s policy, it’s standard procedure for a complete physical. Get your blood and urine work done first, and return a 2nd time to review the results and develop a plan of action. We are fortunate to have very good health care coverage and it covers the 2-part physical 100%. A lot of this depends on your coverage, so know your policy’s parameters before you go somewhere and think you are being taken advantage of.We’ve never had issue with the office staff, either, nor any billing issues. Don’t rely on others to know your coverage. Learn what is covered and for how much and pay attention, ask questions, and always review your EOBs. Especially in this tough time, this practice is well-organized to handle your needs in person or remotely and they seem to be a group of caring professionals who have just one interest - your well-being."- D.B. / Yelp / Jul 07, 2020
"Telemedicine appointment with Marla was extremely efficient and effective. Glad they are embracing telemedicine."- B.H. / Google / Jun 26, 2020
"We recently moved to the DFW area from out of state and found Dr Hamilton's practice through word of mouth. Everybody we have dealt with at his practice has been very nice and helpful and the doctors are excellent."- T.B. / Google / Feb 28, 2020
Travel Medicine Services
Our family practice is prepared and more than happy to help you prepare for your travels. Especially when it comes to protecting you from potentially harmful insect transmitting diseases and destination-specific health conditions. Our overall goal is to properly inform you and provide you with the health care you need for safe travel. Below are the following services we offer:
Immunizations & Vaccinations
Immunizations are injections that protect you from harmful diseases. Typically, during your yearly well-exam, your doctor will discuss these with you. It's important to stay up-to-date and regularly receive immunizations to protect yourself from illnesses. Vaccinations are injections that provide protection as well by providing your body with immunity against specific organisms. By protecting yourself, you are also protecting others and your local community from harmful pathogens and diseases as well.
Consults & Recommendations
Our doctors are readily available to assist you with your travels by consulting with you on all the health information you will need to know for your trip. We will also provide you with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations as well. The CDC is a federal agency that organizes and manages preventive health care and preparedness in the United States. Heeding their professional medical advice is recommended, especially when preparing for international travel.
Plan for Your Appointment
Family Medicine Associates of Texas can keep you healthy while you are here at home and on the go. If you are preparing for out of state or international travel and have any medical concerns or questions, we are happy to help you. Call or visit our office in Carrollton, TX today to schedule a consultation.