The team physician may be asked to travel with the team to away venues. This takes special planning to provide for travel advice, proper immunizations, treatment of travel related diseases, appropriate planning for supplies, and care not to disturb any local laws and regulations. Increased security screening and limitations of what is allowed on the airplane in the cabin and in checked luggage have particularly affected air travel. Local laws, be they state or national, take precedence over the laws and regulations we are all used to practicing under. Close relationships with the hosting team's medical staff can help mitigate many of the problems that may arise.
1Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA; 2Program Director, Kaiser Permanente Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, Fontana, CA
Address for correspondence: Lauren M. Simon, M.D., M.P.H., FACSM, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, 25455 Barton Road Suite 209 B, Loma Linda, CA 92354 (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).