Monthly Archives: March 2020

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Coronavirus Update 7: COVID 19 Testing, Treatment, Home Essentials, Communication, Shelter in Place

Here is another update to try to keep you as informed as possible. COVID-19 Testing For two weeks now, we have been actively testing for and treating COVID-19 infection in our office. Primarily we are focused on patients with fever, cough, shortness of breath, or diarrhea. We are also testing frontline healthcare workers with symptoms [...]

By | March 30th, 2020|COVID-19|1 Comment

Coronavirus Update 6: How to handle COVID-19 infection at home

Many of you are testing positive for COVID-19 or are beginning to have viral illness symptoms or have family members that are having symptoms of fever, cough and or mild shortness of breath. These symptoms are best managed at home, unless shortness of breath becomes more pronounced or severe. I wanted to give you my [...]

By | March 20th, 2020|COVID-19|0 Comments

Coronavirus Update 5: Social Distancing

As the COVID 19 pandemic continues to evolve, I wanted to continue with our updates. This update is about social distancing recommendations and COVID-19 testing. Social Distancing The only way to slow the spread of COVID-19 is to physically distance ourselves from other people. At this point I am asking all my patients to stay [...]

By | March 18th, 2020|COVID-19|0 Comments

Coronavirus Update 4: Limit use of NSIADS

I am passing along some important medical information. A medical alert has been issued regarding the use of NSAIDs. NSAIDs are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen, naproxen, Aleve or Advil. There is some anecdotal evidence that NSAIDs might increase binding opportunities with ACE-2 which is a receptor found in adult lung that serves as [...]

By | March 16th, 2020|COVID-19|0 Comments

Coronavirus Update 3: Using Telemedicine to support our patients

COVID-19 is now classified as an epidemic. I can tell you firsthand that this virus is now in our community. I can also tell you that if we all do our part we will get through this. As your medical provider I want to continue to ensure that we minimize exposure and transmission of COVID-19. [...]

By | March 15th, 2020|COVID-19|0 Comments

Coronavirus Update 2: Office strategy to adjust to COVID-19

This is a follow up on the initial coronavirus update from last week. We are working to ensure that Buckhead Medicine provides you with quality medical care as we face the COVID-19 outbreak. Please see below the strategies that we are implementing in our office. SOCIAL DISTANCING TO PREVENT RAPID SPREAD We are implementing a [...]

By | March 11th, 2020|COVID-19|0 Comments

Coronavirus Update 1: Novel COVID-19 Coronavirus is coming

I wanted to give you an update and my recommendations on the novel COVID-19 Coronavirus. Coronavirus disease 2019, or "COVID-19," is an infection caused by a specific virus called SARS-CoV2. It first appeared in late 2019 in the city of Wuhan, China. People with COVID-19 can have fever, cough, and trouble breathing. Problems with breathing [...]

By | March 3rd, 2020|COVID-19|0 Comments