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Dr. Alla Kirsch

Travel Medicine
OH
36 years experience

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Alla Kirsch, M.D. is a family physician in private practice. She earned a Certificate in Travel Medicine through ISTM and is the President of Travel Clinics of America. She earned a B.A. degree in mathematics from Barnard College, and a medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Kirsch completed her residency in family medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. Board certified in family practice, Dr. Kirsch is a solo practitioner in family medicine who aspires to the highest ideals of the medical profession. After Dr. Kirsch incorporated travel medicine into her own practice, she envisioned extending this opportunity to colleagues nationwide so they could provide their patients with similar high quality travel consultations, prevention, and care. As a founding member and practicing physician, she is working to expand Travel Clinics of America to meet the challenging and changing needs of physicians and traveling patients alike.

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Travel Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alla Kirsch
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
You will feel ill: Motion sickness occurs when your equilibrium system is overwhelmed. If you are traveling by plane, sit over the wings, if traveling by car or bus, sit in the front and look ahead and as far at the horizon as possible. Symptoms, which include nausea, vomiting, dizziness and headache, will subside once you are out of a moving vehicle.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alla Kirsch
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
Yes: Mosquitoes in this country usually bite during dusk to dawn hours. However, if you travel internationally, you may encounter mosquitoes that are active during the day as well. Stay indoors if possible, when out, leave as little of your body uncovered by clothes. Then use deet containing mosquito repellents, such as ultrathon, on all exposed body parts and wear clothes pre-treated with permethrin.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alla Kirsch
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
Yes: Traveler's diarrhea is usually just that and resolves on its own or with Imodium and an antibiotic such as cipro (ciprofloxacin). However, you may have something more serious if you have bloody diarrhea, severe abdominal pain, high fever or your skin or the whites of your eyes turn yellow.

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Jul 7, 2013
Great responses. Recommend highly!. Dr. Ali
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kirsch is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kirsch is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Hello Dear, my name is Jenifer, I am, very happy to contact you today
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York University School of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1985MD
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