Travel Medicine Specialist

Cosmopolitan Medical Practice

Dr. Robin McKinney, DO

Family Practice & Travel Medicine located in East Harlem, New York, NY

When you plan a trip abroad, your focus may be on what you plan to see, where you plan to stay, and how you’re going to pack. But when you travel to another country, you also want to consider your health and what you can do to protect it. Dr. Robin McKinney, DO, and her team at Cosmopolitan Medical Practice in East Harlem, New York, specialize in travel medicine and offer treatments to help you stay well on your trip, including travel vaccinations. To schedule your travel medicine appointment, call the office today, or book an appointment online.

Travel Medicine Q & A


What is travel medicine?

Travel medicine is a medical specialty that focuses on your health needs when you’re traveling abroad. The team at Cosmopolitan Medical Practice has first-hand experience with medical care outside the US, having led several medical missions in developing countries around the world, and know what you need to be able to stay well.

To ensure you get the care you need in enough time before you travel, the specialists at Cosmopolitan Medical Practice recommend you schedule your travel medicine appointment approximately four to six weeks before your trip.

What can I expect during a travel medicine appointment?

Your specialist at Cosmopolitan Medical Practice provides comprehensive care when you come in for your travel medicine appointment. Your specialist reviews your travel plans with you, including your destination, when you plan on leaving, and how long you plan on staying. To ensure you get the best care possible, your specialist also reviews your medical history, including your previous vaccinations, and conducts a physical exam.

Based on the information provided during your travel medicine appointment, your specialist updates your vaccinations to protect you from infectious diseases while you travel. Your specialist may also advise you about various health concerns in your destination city or country as well as the steps you need to take to protect yourself.

If you have a chronic medical condition, such as diabetes, your specialist can help you devise a medication schedule while you travel to prevent complications.

What types of travel vaccinations do I need?

Your specialist at Cosmopolitan Medical Practice specializes in travel medicine and can determine the types of vaccinations you need based on your immunization history and your travel plans.

Some of the most common vaccinations provided for travel abroad include:

  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Typhoid fever
  • Rabies
  • Meningococcal disease
  • Japanese encephalitis

Some vaccinations require a series of shots, so your specialist may need you to schedule more than one appointment for your immunizations to ensure you get the most effective dose.

Traveling is fun and exciting, but the last thing you want to do is spend your entire trip in your hotel room nursing an illness. Call Cosmopolitan Medical Practice today to schedule your travel medicine appointment, or book online.