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Welcome to Ramblings of an Internist

Welcome to my blog.  My name is Dr. Edward Espinosa.  I am an internal medicine physician with a internal medicine practice located in Buckhead, a suburb of Atlanta, GA. The purpose of this blog is to create a forum where I can have a bi directional interactive conversation with my existing patients as well as new patients with regard to new or current health care topics. I’d like to create a source of useful medical information for the reader, and I’d like to increase awareness about my practice and practice style. […]

By | March 21st, 2011|Health|1 Comment

PCR TEST- WHEN TO GET TESTED BEFORE FLYING

International travel requires meeting stringent country specific criteria for testing before travel. There are two tests that are widely used for testing before you travel. One is the Antigen Test, also called the Rapid Test, and the other is the PCR test. The Antigen test detects protein fragments specific to the Coronavirus while the PCR [...]

By | January 6th, 2021|COVID-19|0 Comments

INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR COVID-19 TESTING

The Coronavirus pandemic has caused upheaval not just for the residents, but also for health insurance providers in the United States. Insurers now have to decide what is covered and what isn’t under their health plans. Many are unable to get back to work because they are uninsured, have insufficient coverage or perhaps not able [...]

By | December 17th, 2020|COVID-19|0 Comments

COVID-19 Update 15: Vaccination

Dear Patient, I hope this message finds you safe and well. I wanted to give you a brief update on the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccine Safety and Efficacy The FDA and the CDC have approved the first of six COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use authorization. The first of these is the Pfizer-BioNTech modified RNA vaccine [...]

By | December 17th, 2020|COVID-19|0 Comments

HOW LONG DO YOU HAVE TO ISOLATE FOR IF YOU ARE EXPOSED TO COVID-19?

Covid-19 has been around for almost a year. While a lot of information keeps coming out on how long you need to isolate, it keeps changing based on new research. Many state level health organizations are working to provide information to curb the transmission of Covid-19. They issue guidelines regarding the spread of Covid-19 and [...]

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

Going Home For The Holidays? Take These Covid- 19 Precautions

Everyone looks forward to the holidays. From feasting on a turkey with your family at Thanksgiving, the excited mobs at crowded stores trying to pick up the best gifts during the Black Friday sales, outings with your friends and Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year parties. This year however, things will be a little different. With [...]

By | November 30th, 2020|COVID-19|0 Comments

Why does the CDC keep changing COVID guidelines?

As the COVID pandemic progresses worldwide, with many countries seeing an exponential resurgence, governments around the world are changing their public health strategies. Prevention, testing, and treatment guidelines are in constant flux, with agencies struggling to adapt to the peaks and dips in the spread of the virus. New data from studies, better understanding of [...]

By | November 25th, 2020|COVID-19|0 Comments

Coronavirus Update 14: The Next Wave of the Pandemic

I hope this update finds you healthy and safe. For many of you, including myself, COVID-19 fatigue has set in. Social isolation and creation of barriers is clearly not the way we typically live our lives. We are now in month nine of the COVID-19 pandemic and sadly the loss of life has been severe. [...]

By | November 21st, 2020|COVID-19|0 Comments

How to get a Covid test if you don’t have Health Insurance

Even before the pandemic, the lack of healthcare prevented millions of Americans from accessing healthcare facilities. But today, we know that testing is the most crucial tool to flatten the virus infection rate curve and control the spread of Covid-19. So, what if you suspect that you have something that’s more than the flu and [...]

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

Planning to fly during Covid-19? Here’s what you need to know

2020 has certainly been a year of disruption, with air travel being no exception. Aside from checking on your destination status and rules with regards to Covid-19 and employer-imposed restrictions for travel, there are now new Covid-19 infection mitigation related initiatives being tested by some of the major airline carriers. Of recent, you may have [...]

By | November 5th, 2020|COVID-19|0 Comments

Coronavirus Update 13: Annual Exams, Chronic Disease Management, Addressing High Demands, COVID-19 Testing, Flu Season

Dear Patient, I hope this letter finds you healthy and safe. Much has occurred since our last update, so I wanted to try to catch everyone up on where things are for us as a practice. The priority of Buckhead Medicine continues to be the health and well-being of our existing patients. We know that [...]

By | August 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments