SOURCE: Private Health

Private Health

March 23, 2010 16:37 ET

Health Checklist for Traveling: What Most International Travelers Forget

Five Top Tips for Healthy Travels

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - March 23, 2010) -  While travelers often follow a checklist to ensure they don't leave home without what they think are vacation essentials, like the right bathing suit and sun block or hiking boots and thick socks, few people devote the same level of attention to protecting their health before a trip. Whether traveling to India or Indiana, it's important to have yours and your travel companions' health considerations in order.

Leslie Michelson, chairman and CEO of Private Health Management, understands that one's health can be at risk at any destination, exotic or domestic. For a happy and healthy travel experience, you should always:

  • Pack a complete set of medications in your carry-on bag and keep it with you
  • Carry a laminated card listing the generic name and country-specific brand names for all medications you take
  • Place key medical information and physician contacts on a thumb drive and have it on you
  • Follow all standard recommendations about adjusting to altitudes, temperatures, water and foods, to acclimate your body
  • Identify the best-in-class physicians and hospital nearest your destination before leaving home as well as the nearest U.S. embassy and/or consulate
  • For additional tips, visit

Michelson, a world-traveler himself, is uniquely positioned to give advice in this arena. Having drawn upon 20 years in the health care industry, Michelson founded Private Health Management to answer the growing need for specialized medical care and 24-hour service.

Private Health identifies and gains priority access to the world-class specialists, sub-specialists and facilities that are uniquely qualified to treat a patient's specific condition. The company offers physician-driven Personal Care Teams, available 24/7/365, to manage all clinical and logistical aspects of medical care. Additionally, in-house medical researchers are used to identify the most advanced diagnostic techniques, therapies and experts, particularly for those patients facing a critical diagnosis or injury.

Michelson makes regular appearances discussing the changing business of medicine at venues ranging from Young Presidents' Organization chapters to yacht clubs, with an upcoming event at the Jonathan Club in Los Angeles. To schedule a speaking engagement with Michelson or to learn more about Private Health, please call (310) 248-4000 or visit