Ali  Sheybani, MD -  - Internist

Ali Sheybani, MD

Internist & Primary Care Physician located in Sherman Oaks, CA

Pre-Travel Consultation Specialist

As a top-rated primary care doctor in Sherman Oaks, CA, Dr. Sheybani offers comprehensive pre-travel consultation appointments to help patients stay healthy while traveling to distant destinations.
    1. "I found my new primary care doctor! Positive and friendly."

    2. Chelsea S. Google+

    1. "He is the kind of Dr. that wants to get to the source and fix it because he cares."

    2. Patricia S. Healthgrades

    1. "Great doctor, great staff, great atmosphere. "

    2. Justin S. Yelp


Details

by Ali Sheybani, MD

Why do I need a pre-travel consultation?

Pre-travel consultation appointments are designed to ensure you have all the vaccinations, screening exams and tests, and health-related information you need in order to stay as healthy as possible when you travel overseas, especially to destinations where certain diseases are prevalent. Diseases contracted during travel can be quite serious and even life-threatening. A travel consultation can help make you aware of the health risks associated with the destinations that are on your itinerary as well as providing you with the resources and treatments you need in order to reduce your risks of contracting those and other diseases.

What are the common sources of travel-related diseases?

The most common causes of travel-related diseases are pathogens like bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi in contaminated food and water. Many diseases can also be contracted from having contact – either direct or indirect – with infected people or animals, or when normal hygiene practices such as washing your hands after toileting are compromised by a lack of clean water.

Are consultations just for tourists?

No, anyone who plans to travel to an area where certain health risks are present should have a pre-travel consultation to learn about available vaccines and receive information to help them prevent becoming ill. That includes students who plan to study overseas as well as those who plan to relocate for work or to visit family members.

How far in advance of my travel date should I schedule a consultation?

Because some vaccines can take a few weeks to become fully effective, ideally you should schedule your consultation about a month in advance of travel. However, even if you plan to travel much sooner than that, you should still schedule a pre-travel consultation to ensure you're as prepared as possible prior to traveling.

Insurance Providers

We accept HMO, PPO, Medicare, and other major forms of insurance. Please call the office for more information. 

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Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Vitals

    "Great Dr., I would definitely recommend him to a friend. He's quick and has availability a couple days a week. Overall good experience!"

    Shannon S.
  • "You need a Dr. who cuts thru the mustard and puts you on the right rode to health. From the moment I met him I knew he was smart."

    Linda D.
  • Yelp

    "Simply put, Dr. Sheybani and his staff are the best. Accommodating, friendly, professional. Excellent care. Highly recommended as a primary care physician."

    M.H
  • Yelp

    "His office is beautiful and located in a place in Sherman Oaks with plenty of street parking. His front desk staff was very nice and super accommodating."

    Ilana O.