Travel Clinic - Dundee
You may be planning to explore archaeological ruins, walk the paths of history, savor an exotic cuisine, view masterpieces of art, come face-to-face with wildlife of the African savanna, give service to those in need—see family and friends, adopt a child, or accomplish some business.
Whatever your plans, when you come to the Travel Clinic, we may spend time talking about exotic infections and the shots and precautions you'll need to take for preventing them; the possibility of Malaria, and what to do about travelers’ diarrhea.
In the Travel Clinic, That sort of talk is important—but don’t let it distort your trip. You may worry about contagious disease. But our wish is that the only thing you will “catch” is our enthusiasm for travel.
Before Your Appointment
Please read our Welcome document. It is an overview of what to expect when you come in to see us. Also, please complete the Travel Clinic Patient Questionnaire and bring it with you to your appointment.
The Travel Clinic Medical Team
You might see Dr. Marvin J. Bittner. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health. He is a member of the International Society of Travel Medicine. Dr. Bittner has been certified in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers’ Health by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. He is a past president of the Metro Omaha Medical Society and has been elected to a term as Governor of the Nebraska Chapter of the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Bittner, along with Dr. Laurel C. Preheim, has provided travel clinic services since 1985. Dr. Preheim is a graduate of Northwestern University Medical School. He has served as Chief of Infectious Diseases at Creighton and as Governor of the Nebraska Chapter of the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Gary L. Gorby is a graduate of the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine and has himself traveled to México, France, England, and Norway for meetings related to his award-winning infectious diseases research. Dr. Gorby is Chief of Infectious Diseases at Creighton.
Dr. John Horne is an Internal Medicine specialist who has completed an Infectious Disease Fellowship at Creighton University.
Dr. Renuga Vivekanandan completed an Infectious Disease Fellowship at Creighton University. Dr. Vivekanandan is currently the Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Associate Program Director of Infectious Disease Fellowship.
You might see a physician who has completed training in internal medicine and who is studying infectious diseases at an advanced level as a fellow. The doctor will look at your Patient Questionnaire.