About Us

We provide excellent, one-on-one service to help you with all of your travel health needs. Travel health is an ever changing field with new disease outbreaks, international health crises and disasters around the world. This reality requires travel health professionals to be well-versed in world events, emerging diseases, new treatment options, and at the same time cope with vaccine shortages. At Napier Travel Health, our goal is to prepare our clients to have memorable experiences, cope with unforeseen obstacles, stay healthy, and return home safely. We do all of this with a smile, and internationally-certified travel medicine credentials, one of the only in Nova Scotia.

 

Isobel MacPherson

Travel Health has become a passion for Isobel isobelafter she retired early from her career as Head Nurse for over 20 years at APSEA (Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority). In that role, she worked closely with Nova Scotia Public Health and the IWK Health Centre acquiring knowledge and expertise in the fields of health promotion, education and immunizations. In 1995 she received a recognition certificate from the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia for the nomination of the Excellence in Nursing Practice Award.

Aware of the need for travel immunizations, Isobel started Napier Travel Health over 12 years ago in 2004. A continuous learner, Isobel is an active member of the International Society of Travel Medicine attending international conferences in Europe and North America. It was through this organization that Isobel obtained her International Certificate in Travel Health in 2007 and then studied in Glasgow Scotland to acquire her international Diploma in Travel Medicine in 2012. Last year she contributed to the ISTM conference in Quebec City as a member of the planning committee hosting the conference. Involvement with this organization has been critical in developing her breadth of knowledge in the field.

Isobel has presented to students in the International Intern Program and the EMBA program at St Mary’s University. In association with the Centre for Women in Business at Mount Saint Vincent University, Isobel has been interviewed by the Chronicle Herald and been a guest on Rogers 95.7 news Radio. She has also spoken at various lunch and learns in Family Practices in metro Halifax and at Family Practice Nursing Conferences.

Isobel has a nursing diploma from the Halifax Children’s Hospital acquiring her RN designation, a nursing degree from Dalhousie University, A Certificate in Travel Health from the International Society of Travel Medicine and a Diploma in Travel Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow Scotland.

 

Dr. Michael Evans

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Dr Evans, our consulting physician graduated from Dalhousie University Medical School Class 1986. He has worked for the past 28 years in a variety of roles and locations primarily in Emergency Medicine and Occupational Medicine spheres in diverse settings throughout Canada from urban to remote. Providing Travel Health advice has been an integral part of this work.

Dr Evans has been our consulting physician since 2008. He obtained his international Certificate in Travel Health from the International Society of Travel Medicine in 2009. He has worked in New Zealand, Cyprus and Bermuda. In 2012 he began working with International SOS at the Kearl Lake project as a site physician. Current interests include Emergency Medicine, Travel Health, Sports Medicine,Occupational Health and Safety and Disability Case Management. While continuing to practice Emergency Medicine and Occupational Health in Nova Scotia, he enjoys cycling, yoga and golf as well as international food and travel experiences.

 

Our expertise

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  • We work with all travel vaccines including Yellow Fever, Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis and Meningitis.
  • We provide travel health services for groups, corporate and personal travel.
  • We work with students to meet their vaccine needs for admittance to university and college health programs.
  • We provide vaccine services for overall health including Shingles, Gardasil, Meningitis and Pneumonia.

 

Mission Statement

We are health professionals experienced in the administration of immunizations, dedicated to the highest standard of client care and committed to providing the most current health information to our global travelers.