Addressing Confidentiality with the COVID-19 Surveillance System

Ordinarily, the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) prohibits an employer from performing medical tests/clinical exams on its employees – but these are no longer ordinary times - we are now living in a new normal with unfolding waves of the COVID-19 pandemic, prompting the EEOC and the ADA to issue updates regarding what is permissible [...]

Coronavirus Update 12: Transitioning to routine annual exams and office visits

As we move forward cautiously to safely reopen the practice for annual exams and routine office visits, we wanted to update you on processes and protocols that we are implementing within the Buckhead Medicine office. We are committed to providing you with a safe and clean office visit and have therefore implemented changes to reduce [...]

By | June 1st, 2020|COVID-19|0 Comments

Coronavirus Update 11: COVID-19 Surveillance System

In the upcoming weeks we expect businesses to begin the slow and cautious reopening process. We are rolling out a new service for business owners and employers to provide COVID-19 surveillance for their employees. This surveillance includes employee clinical evaluation, nasal pcr and antibody testing, as well as generation of summary reports for employers to [...]

By | April 28th, 2020|COVID-19, Covid-19 Surveillance System Blogs|0 Comments

Coronavirus Update 10: Serum Antibody Testing Now Available

We are now able to perform COVID-19 serum antibody testing for IgG antibodies. This test is being performed in our office and processed through Quest Diagnostics. This test is useful in determining possible immunity against COVID-19. This blood test will check for IgG antibodies. This blood test will not check for IgM antibodies. Please see [...]

By | April 22nd, 2020|COVID-19|1 Comment

Coronavirus Update 9: Continue to Shelter in Place

Thank you for all the sacrifices that you have made to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community. I know this has not been easy from a personal, social and financial standpoint. But because of your efforts, to quarantine at home, the spread of COVID-19 throughout our community has been markedly reduced. Your efforts [...]

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

Coronavirus Update 8 – Convalescent Plasma Donation

Many of you have tested positive for COVID-19 either in our office or in the hospital and now are recovering or fully recovered. For the fully recovered patients, I would like to ask for your help. Convalescent plasma transfusion is a therapy that may help seriously ill COVID-19 infected patients. This is how it works. [...]

By | April 7th, 2020|COVID-19|1 Comment

5 Atlanta Medical Practices That Can Keep You Healthy From Home

Originally Published In The Atlantan Buckhead Medicine Board-certified internist Dr. Edward Espinosa has converted his concierge internal medicine practice, Buckhead Medicine, to focus primarily on the testing and treatment of COVID-19. A long time user of telemedicine and secure texting, his practice is now serving the Buckhead community by leveraging these technologies alongside onsite testing [...]

By | April 7th, 2020|COVID-19|0 Comments

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