For the safety of other patients and staff, we are requesting that if you have respiratory symptoms, call us so we can assess the best course of action. At present, our office does not have access to N95 respirators so we cannot test for coronavirus.
Current requirements for Covid-19 testing are to test those with fever, cough or shortness of breath AND who have a history of exposure or are immunocompromised. If you meet these criteria call us and we will arrange for testing. Testing is still very limited. There are no recommended treatments for mild Covid-19, so the most important thing to do is to avoid giving an infection to someone else. If you have respiratory symptoms:
Besides social distancing, we should all try to be as healthy as possible to avoid developing the virus. The best ways to do that are to get enough sleep, eat a healthy diet and manage stress. A healthy diet means eating plenty of a variety of vegetables and avoiding excess sugar. Take vitamins and zinc if you have any deficiencies. Managing stress is the hardest in this difficult situation. I too am very worried about the health of my parents. I am worried about the health of my compromised patients. I love these people. I am worried about everyone who can’t work right now. What do we do?
When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” ― Fred Rogers
So, I am channeling my inner Mr. Rogers. Look for the helpers. Try to be a helper.
Please share any suggestions you have to make this time easier. We will put it out there for everyone to benefit from.