mosquito Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology
Dr. Miguel Imperial MD MHSc D(ABMM) FRCP
Station Square Medical Clinic Metrotown Mall
Suite 146-6200 McKay Ave, Burnaby, BC, V5H4L7
Tel 604.438.8288  | Fax 604.438.8289
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The Tropical Medicine clinic at Station Square, Metrotown is the only walk-in tropical medicine clinic serving Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. We see patients for infections and problems acquired in the course of travelling or other unusual exposures. A few example of problems that we see frequently post travel include (but are definitely not limited to!): diarrhea, worm infections, unusual skin rashes, fevers, dengue fever, coccidioides fungal infection, histoplasmosis infection, leptospira, sexually transmitted infections and respiratory infections.

Concerns of acute malaria, which is a life threatening illness and can rapidly result in death, should be referred immediately to the nearest Emergency Room, preferrably at a centre with an Infectious Disease specialist on-call and specialized malaria drugs available (e.g. Vancouver General Hospital, St. Paul's Hospital, Surrey Memorial Hospital). If you are a patient and you believe you have malaria, do not delay in getting immediate medical attention. For more information on malaria, see the CDC website: http://www.cdc.gov/malaria/about/disease.html

We do not see patients for pre-travel consultations and pre-travel vaccinations.  Please visit a dedicated travel medicine clinic, such as the Vancouver Coastal Health Travel Clinic (travelclinic.vch.ca | 604-736-9244) or the Travel Medicine and Vaccination Centre (www.tmvc.com | 604-942-0061)

Referrals from your family doctor are accepted and are required for pre-booked appointments. However, self referrals are accepted on a walk-in, first-come, first-served bases.

If self-referring, please simply print and fill out the patient information form and bring it to the clinic with you during clinic times. Dr. Miguel Imperial currently runs 2-3 clinics times per week. Please see the schedule for clinic times.

Dr. Miguel Imperial is a specialist physician in the discipline of Medical Microbiology, a field which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of infections due to bacterial, viral and parasitic agents. He is certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Board of Medical Microbiology and holds a Certificate of Knowledge in Travel Medicine and is a member of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

Consultations are accepted for three areas:

1. Tropical Medicine and the Returning Traveler

Fungal, bacterial and parasitic infections acquired during travels abroad may manifest as a variety of skin lesions, gastrointestinal symptoms and constitutional complaints and are appropriate for consultation at our clinic. Common travel related complaints includes symptoms such as diarrhea and skin lesions.

2.  New Immigrant Tropical Medicine

Recent immigrants and refugees may also present with unusual infections related to their country of origin (such as leprosy, schistosomiasis, brucellosis and deep fungal infections of the skin) and would be appropriate for referral to our clinic for workup and treatment.

 3.  General Infectious Diseases

Consultation is available for general infectious disease problems which may include: recurrent MRSA infections, cellulitis, urinary tract infections with resistant organisms, Clostridium difficile diarrhea etc.