COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Infected people have had a wide range of symptoms reported – from mild symptoms to severe illness.
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
What To Do if You Have Symptoms
If you have symptoms of the flu or other fever and cough, do NOT come in to the doctor’s office. Supportive care at home with fluids and rest and cough and pain medicine for symptom relief is the only therapy. Do NOT go to work or school until you have recovered completely. Stay away from family members and pets as much as possible – 6 feet away or more is best while wearing a mask. Frequent handwashing is important. Do not go anywhere without wearing a mask. We will write doctor’s excuses as needed.
If you are very ill (with shortness of breath, inability to eat) then you need to be seen at the hospital. Call the emergency department before going to alert them and wear a mask at all times until they tell you otherwise.
Consider taking Airborne or Emergenc-C or other zinc and vitamin supplements like Vitamin D daily and get plenty of rest. This epidemic will be self-limiting in time just like SARS, MERS and the flu epidemic of 1917 – we just want everyone to stay as healthy as possible as it runs its course!
We are following all the precautions to keep our office, employees and patients safe . Until Covid is more controlled, we are trying to make most visits virtual with the use of telemedicine appointments.
Well-child visits can be done by telemedicine if you have the ability to weigh and measure your child and provide those to the doctor.
If it is important that you be seen in person, we are seeing patients in the office.
At the top of this page is a link for more information about telemedicine visits and how to get to your appointment.