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A STAMARIL Center
John D. Wilson, M.D.
1200 Hilyard St., Ste. 560
Eugene, Oregon 97401 USA
541.343.6028
fax 541.485.7702
www.TravelClinicOregon.com


TRAVEL GROUPS
 

 
Dear prospective travel group member:

I am willing to schedule travel medicine services for your group at a suitable off-hours time and place, but it is important that you understand that there are trade-offs; that is, there are both advantages and disadvantages to being part of a group receiving travel services.

Advantages:
  1. Efficiencies of the group process, including:
    1. After a brief presentation, sometimes with slides, anyone gets to ask questions; everyone gets to hear the questions and the answers.
    2. Physician time spent may be less, therefore fees are reduced.
  2. You don't have to take time off work or school or find parking at a doctor's office.
  3. Almost all services you need will be available in one place, sort of "one-stop shopping".

Disadvantages:

  1. More than office patients, you will need to do your part, which means having information organized and available when we meet, and bringing certain items to the meeting. These may include:
    1. a completed questionnaire (available to be downloaded and printed from the website). The questionnaire needs to be completed BEFORE you get to the meeting.
    2. accurate copies of immunization records. The immunization records need to be collected BEFORE the meeting. Without records we will have to guess, and decide between giving too few vaccines (maybe risky) and giving too many (unnecessarily expensive).
    3. a "shopping list" (if I have prepared one for your group), which needs to be read, understood, and "the rules followed" for the group process to work. You can start now to mark what you will need on this list.
    4. your checkbook; we prefer payment by check. Cash could be used if you have the exact amount; we will not be able to make change.
    5. a clear copy of your insurance card, if we will be billing your insurance.
    6. browsing pertinent material on our website, ideally BEFORE the meeting.
  2. If we serve you outside the office, you won't be able to pay with a credit card (VISA/MC).
  3. Inefficiencies of the group process; it will be inevitable that someone will have to wait. If everyone is prepared, waiting will be minimized.
  4. The services are less personal than in the office, sort of a "the cattle car approach". Private information is less likely to remain private in the group setting.

Whether we meet at my office, your home, school, church or workplace, in addition to providing information, you will need to do some reading and studying of handouts and other information for you to get the most out of this experience.

Before we schedule a time to meet, you need to have a firm itinerary and a list of people who will be going on your trip. It will help me help you if I have your itinerary and list of participants (and their ages) a week before we meet. I will also need written directions to our meeting place.

Please let me know if you have any questions.


John D. Wilson, M.D.

 

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  John D. Wilson, M.D. 1999-2016; Last Update 4/12/2016