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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

Why all the buzz about the accuracy and reliability of COVID 19 tests on the market?

Edward Espinosa, DO, MPH - Medical Director, Buckhead Medicine As the country begins to emerge from the total shutdown imposed to control the exponential spread of the COVID 19 virus, widespread testing becomes key to controlling the community spread of the Coronavirus. In the past 8 weeks there has been widespread coverage in the media [...]

By | June 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

COVID-19: What employer can do legally to safeguard workplaces post-shutdown?

COVID-19: Workplace Safety Update The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) disease pandemic and the resulting total shutdown of workplaces for the past 2 months has been emotionally challenging for employers, employees and people in general, changing day-to-day life as we knew it in unprecedented ways. Now with shelter at home restrictions being lifted, and the real danger of [...]

By | June 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why a serology test for Coronavirus should not be used as the sole test when making staffing decisions?

The landscape for SARS-CoV-2 screening tests (COVID 19 testing) continues to evolve. When it comes to a serology test, shortcomings in the quality of testing, poor sensitivity, false negative rates, as well as variations in the interpretation of results can significantly impact decisions for employers wanting to screen their employees. Without a doubt, limitations exist [...]

By | June 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|1 Comment

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 [...]

The Dogma of the Realities of the Accuracy of SARS-CoV-2 Tests!

SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, is a new/novel virus for the human race. One of the pillars of managing this virus and the pandemic is accurate testing. Testing for the SARS-CoV-2 virus remains a challenge with regards to the accuracy of tests on the market. Epidemiologically, any diagnostic or laboratory test is [...]