REGARDING COVID-19 Who should seek medical advice:
- If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms
such as cough or difficulty breathing within 2 weeks of exposure
- If you are 60 and older and develop a fever and flu-like symptoms
- If you have a history of cardiovascular disease or diabetes and develop a fever and
- If you are younger than 60 with no history of cardiovascular disease or diabetes and
develop severe flu-like symptomsExperiencing a fever, breathing issues or persistent cough
If you fall into any of these categories, call our Flu-clinic line ( 724-883-2223 ) for medical advice and potential flu and strep screening.
If you or a loved-one is experiencing a medical emergency , please go to the Emergency Room of your local hospital for care or call 911. Be aware that the ER is legally obligated to care for sick patients at their facility, any signage or statements otherwise are illegal and should be reported to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for enforcement: 215-861-4140. Please follow up with us if this happens.
If you do not fit into any of the above categories and are experiencing mild cold or flu symptoms (including but not limited to fever, cough, body aches), please stay home from work, school, and any social outings. Call our office if a doctor note is needed to take time off work or school. EVERYONE appreciates the sacrifice you are taking to help minimize the spread of germs. If you are self-isolating due to illness - THANK YOU.
Care of our patients and community is our paramount concern. While these are serious circumstances, please remember that you can protect yourself and your community with some simple changes to your daily behavior. Any patients exhibiting symptoms should be isolated and everyone should practice social distancing and enhanced hygiene to minimize spread within the community . While most cases of Covid-19 will be mild, please keep in mind the medically vulnerable. Also, please ask or remind any health-care provider (including us!) to sanitize their hands before caring for you. We will appreciate your help!
Please stay safe. We have provided a few helpful links below.
Management: Greentree Medical Center -Rices Landing
Regards, Jayesh Gosai, M.D.