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Practice Management: Add travel medicine to your practice

Travel can be rewarding in more ways than one

Travel medicine is not formally recognized as a specialty in Canada. Travel medicine consultations aren’t included on provincial lists of reimbursed services. Does that mean travel medicine doesn’t deserve your attention? Far from it.

Because travel medicine consults are uninsured, you can charge patients directly and name your price. Administering all the various vaccines can bring in a fair-sized chunk of additional revenue, too.

Because it’s not a specialty, says Dr. Jay Keystone, a longtime travel medicine expert and professor at the University Toronto, “any practitioner can call him or herself a travel medicine practitioner without any training or certification whatsoever.” (There’s one exception: your clinic must get a special Health Canada licence to give the yellow fever vaccine.) So there are no major bureaucratic hurdles to jump over to get into travel medicine.

And — best of all — according to GP/FP travel medicine practitioners, travel medicine can be an enjoyable and satisfying aspect of your practice.

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5 comments:

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RE: Travel medicine

Hear! Hear!

...especially if you do it free of charge.....

Why fill your pocketbook ... when you can fill your soul?

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Another benefit to giving travel-med consults in a family medicine context is the fact that many travelling patients are likely not getting travel medicine advice at all right now. That's in large part because it's a hassle for patients to be forced to visit a new clinic and a new physician just for a couple of shots and some simple health-maintenance advice. It's perplexing why more family doctors don't offer travel medicine consults -- for the money, yes, but also as a common-sense service to their patients.

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Travel is medicine for many people ,it creates an energy in our heart and body and makes our feeling pleasent and we feel better than ever.
Thanks

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