Travel Medicine

    Overview

    Travel medicine is the branch of medicine that deals with the prevention and management of health problems of international travelers. International travel enables the spread of pathogens across oceans and continents, and exposes the traveler to new health environments. If you are preparing for international travel, consult an SIU Medicine provider.

    SIU Medicine Infectious Disease Travel Clinic 

    SIU Medicine offers vaccines and counseling related to international travel, as well as proof of vaccination that may be required for your trip. We offer the following vaccines for travelers:

    • Yellow fever
    • Meningococcal 
    • Japanese Encephalitis
    • Hepatitis A and B
    • MMR
    • Polio
    • Typhoid 

    Counseling for parasitic infections especially malaria and avoiding food-borne illnesses are routinely done to help travelers avoid these issues while traveling. 

    We specifically offering counseling for travel with COVID regarding pre- and post-travel testing. Call 217-545-8000 for an appointment, and ask for the infectious diseases travel clinic.

    Our doctors

    Provider

    Mary Francine Chua, MD

    Infectious Diseases Physician Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases
    ,
    Provider

    Ahmed Khan, MD

    Infectious Diseases Specialist Infectious Diseases
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 1100 Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Paula Mackrides, DO

    Family Medicine
    612 N. 11th St. Quincy, IL 62301
    Provider

    Vidhya Prakash, MD

    Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program Infectious Diseases
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 1100 Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Ankit Sharma, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Vidya Sundareshan, MD

    Infectious Diseases Specialist Infectious Diseases
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 1100 Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Sana Waqar, MD

    Infectious Diseases Specialist Infectious Diseases
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 1100 Springfield, IL 62702

    Why SIU

    Continually learning

    With a focus on continual improvement, our doctors take the time to research, study and innovate to provide the latest treatments for our patients.

    Patient-first experience

    Our care ranges from primary care physicians to specialists and sub-specialists who have advanced training. We're here for you when you need us.

    Breakthrough technology

    Continually teaching the next generation of doctors, our physicians use the latest developments in procedures and technologies for our patients.