Connecticut Travel Medicine is designed to meet each indivdual's particular needs depending upon destination, length of stay, climate, activities and living accomodations. A travel visit is a pre-departure appointment with a physician or nurse practitioner who has expertise in the area of travel medicine. We can review your personal medical history, provide the proper immunizations, prescribe medications to help prevent diseases such
malaria, and help you prepare for a safe travel experience. If you have allergies, are pregnant, suffer from a chronic heart, lung or stomach condition or on many medications, the discussion will focus on how your specific travel plans will affect your condition and how to manage your symptoms.
Are you aware of which types of vaccinations you or those traveling with you may need?
Please bring a list of your immunization history with you at your visit, without this it is difficult to determine what immunizations you will need. It is always best to plan ahead, please make this appointment well before your travel plans to ensure any immunizations you might need will be able to be administered effectively.
The fees for the appointment will vary with the level of service provided. Some patients may require two or three appointments
to complete the schedule of immunizations needed. You will have to check with your insurance company to
determine the level of insurance coverage for these fees.
Dr. Kenneth Dardick is a founding member of Mansfield Family Practice. He holds a faculty position as Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Connecticut and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Travel Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (Scotland). His research interests include Lyme disease and tick-borne infections, and traveler's health and tropical diseases. Dr. Dardick is a graduate
of Harvard Medical School and has studied at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has held leadership positions in the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (Councilor, American Committee on Clinical Tropical Medicine and Traveler's Health) and the International Society of Travel Medicine (Chair of the Examination and Certification Committee).
Maura E Baker, MSN, APRN is a Board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner who joined Mansfield Family Practice in 1983. She is a graduate of
Dartmouth College and Duke University and has served on the Board of Directors
of the CT Nurse Practitioner Group for several years. She has extensive
experience in adventure travel, and her special interests include
travel/wilderness medicine, women's health care, pediatrics and promotion of
healthy lifestyles. Ms. Baker holds a certificate in Travel Health from the International Society of Travel Medicine.