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    Travel Medicine

    A branch of medicine that specializes in diseases and conditions that are acquired during travel. Travelers to different countries should be aware of the potential for acquiring diseases and injury which are not common in their own country. Immunizations, preventative medications, and general precautions should be considered prior to trips to different parts of the world. Immunizations against hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, yellowfever, meningococcalmeningitis, rabies, tetanus, diphtheria, polio and others may be recommended or required for travelers to certain countries.

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    AVIATION MEDICINE

    Aviation Medical Certificates include 4 classes: Class 1 Commercial pilots (CPL)
    Class 2 Student pilots, cabin crew, and Private Pilot Licenses (PPL and Cc)
    Class 3 Air Traffic Controllers (ATC)
    Class 4 Recreation, Remote (drone), Microlight, Gyrocopters and Gliders

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    Diving medicine

    Diving medicine, including recreational and commercial diving, involves unique circumstances and hazards such that specialized training and certification is required to perform these medical evaluations. The South African Underwater and Hyperbaric Medical Association (SAUHMA) regulates commercial diving certification in South Africa. Dr. Pravetz is a Level II Diving Medical Officer, and is certified by the SAUHMA and Department of Labour to perform medicals for all five (5) classes of commercial divers. Additionally, he is consultant for Diving Training Schools in South Africa.

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    OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE

    Occupational medicine used to be called industrial medicine, and is a new, ever growing and exciting specialty. It is concerned with health in the workplace, including but not at all limited to prevention of diseases and implementation of treatment. It also includes workplace injuries. Management supports occupational medicine since ultimately, production is maintained and increased when a conscientiously applied program is active.

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