With over 15 years of Private Medical Practice behind her, Carole is keen to continue to deliver easy access personalised healthcare in a relaxed and comfortable setting.
Having qualified from the University of Edinburgh in 1988, her training having taken her to Australia, New Zealand and Nepal, she then worked as an NHS GP in south Edinburgh.
She came to the private sector after a year spent improving her level of Spanish in Barcelona.
Dr McAlister can also advise on Altitude Medicine, having worked for a trekking season for the Himalayan Rescue Association in Nepal.
Our Clinic is dedicated to providing high quality travel advice. Our passion is travel medicine and we pride ourselves on our quality of service. We provide a full range of services, support and assistance, before, during and after your trip including: travel vaccinations, travel immunisations, travel medicine and travel information. Weather you need Injections for Thailand or vaccinations for India, a rabies vaccine or a yellow fever vaccination our specialist travel doctors are here to help.
Who will I see?
You will be seen by a specialist travel doctor who has up-to-date knowledge of travel medicine, disease processes and malaria prevention.
What do I need to bring?
Bring any past vaccination history you have.
What to expect on arrival.
You will be given a patient registration form to fill in which will take some information about you . Our doctor will then speak to you about your planned trip(s), previous and current health and provide you with any travel vaccine advice you need.
When should I come?
Ideally 4-6 weeks before travel enabling you to complete any course (rabies vaccination, hepatitis B vaccination, jap encephalitis vaccination or cholera vaccination). If you are not intending to do any course and need only a booster then 14 days before is sufficient.
Last minute: It is always good to come even if it is one day before travel as we can still vaccinate you and give you advice and malaria tablets (if required).
Yellow fever vaccination requires 10 days before travel - for full immunity ideally (vaccination still provided if less then 10 days).
What certificates do I receive?
We provide certificates for yellow fever and meningitis ACWY (for the Haj, Mecca). You will also receive a vaccination record card for any vaccinations we give you. All included in the price of vaccination.
Do we provide malaria tablets?
Yes, you need to come and see us for a consultation, there are many different choices of tablet for different areas. You can look to see if there is a risk of malaria at your destination at www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk, select the country and go to the malaria map.