A simple vaccine can help you prevent and even fight diseases. Dr. Hansa Bhakti Medley, an internist, provides immunizations from her practice in the Houston, Texas area. She strongly believes in preventive care and is uniquely qualified to administer vaccinations at any time.
Vaccinations Q & A
Do I still need immunizations as an adult?
While most children get age-appropriate immunizations before they can start school, many adults are susceptible to diseases, too, and vaccinations can help. Consider flu shots, shots to prevent shingles in older adults, and immunizations required to travel to foreign countries. While eating right and exercising regularly are great ways to stay healthy, vaccinations are essential for keeping you free from certain diseases.
During a consultation, Dr. Medley will ask questions about your medical history and your lifestyle so she can recommend the immunizations you need. You need vaccinations not only to protect yourself but to be part of the solution to create a healthier community.
Why does my travel agent say I need to have shots?
To get into some countries outside of the United States, you might need to prove that you’ve been immunized for diseases, such as yellow fever, typhoid, meningitis, malaria, or hepatitis A. Dr. Medley follows the immunization guidelines published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US Department of State for country-specific vaccinations to keep you healthy during your travels.
Should I schedule an appointment with Dr. Medley before going on my trip?
It’s important to discuss travel plans with your doctor before leaving on your trip. Dr. Medley may also recommend that you receive a physical exam to ensure you’re healthy enough to travel to certain climates. Patients with certain health conditions may not be able to endure the stress of traveling for long periods of time. Whether you’re going on vacation or traveling for business, Dr. Medley can ensure you’re properly vaccinated for your trip and give you copies of your records to prove it. She will also discuss any potential hazards you may face while abroad.
Call or schedule an appointment online if you have upcoming travel plans and have questions about the appropriate immunizations.