Desert Ride

who we are

Chattanooga Family Practice Travel Medicine is staffed by healthcare professionals with travel health experience. Both Dr. Moody and Randall Van Dolson are members of the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM).

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Richard Moody, MD

Dr. Moody has over 15 years’ experience preparing people for overseas travel to often remote locations.  He has a Certificate of Travel Health™, which “recognizes individual excellence in knowledge in the field of travel medicine, associated with pre-travel care and consultation” from the International Society of Travel Medicine, of which he is a member.

Education

MD, Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Family Practice Residency, Florida Hospital

Fellowship Obstetrics

Board Certified American Board of Family Medicine

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Randall Van Dolson, RN, MPH

Randall Van Dolson is a registered nurse and epidemiologist. Much of his career has been spent in public health, including infectious disease surveillance. His public health experience includes an internship with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s Active Bacterial Core Surveillance and employment with the Georgia Emerging Infections Program and the Hamilton County Health Department.

 

He managed the Hamilton County Health Department's Adult Immunization/International Travel Clinic from late-May 2018 until the Covid-19 Pandemic caused the clinic to close in early 2020. For him, travel medicine connects his interests of medicine, history, and geography.

Education

RN, Southern Adventist University

BA, History, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

MPH, Epidemiology, Emory University