We Are In This Togeher
I am a doctor in Fort Worth with a busy primary care practice. I am a mother, wife, and daughter. The recent escalation to pandemic status of COVID19 is something that I will always remember. I hope all the precautions and measures that are being taken can minimize the spread of COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus). Preventive measures are being implemented to slow the spread and require ALL OF US to cooperate with the many precautions being asked of us, such as washing hands and limiting all nonessential travels outside of the house. #canceleverything #flattenthecurve #socialdistancingworks
When to stay home
If you begin to feel ill, even with mild symptoms, manage them as you would if you had the flu. Stay at home, separate from your family if possible, and avoid public places until you recover. Rest, use fever reducers (if needed), and keep at least six feet away from other people when possible. If you are a current patient, you may request a video visit. We can diagnose your symptoms and continue to manage your status. However, if your symptoms are more severe, especially with shortness of breath, please proceed to your nearest emergency department.
I think this is an opportunity to take a look at true prevention. As we embark on the following weeks and months of pandemic management, there is no time better than the present to inspire all people, especially young adults, to take control of their health. Making changes to prevent various chronic diseases in their own lives.
Your health is the most important commodity you have. I want to challenge you to know your body and health better. You can do this by establishing with a primary care physician. There you can discuss wellness and age-appropriate preventive screenings. So often I see new patients in their 30s and 40s who have not seen a primary care physician in years. (I offer this as an observation and not a guilt trip.) I have also cared for people in their 70s and 80s, diagnosed with serious, potentially life-limiting disease, who look for care only when it is too late. The unfortunate reality is there are a number of people who do not have insurance or have it but do not use it. In this time of national and global emergency, make your own health and the health of others a priority.
If you are at least 30 years old and have not seen a primary care physician in a while, please do so. Take this pandemic and turn it into a positive by gaining a better understanding of your own health. Helping your future be better.
We will overcome this dire situation with knowledge and cooperation.
Notice: If you are a current patient with us, please book a VIDEO VISIT, and we will evaluate you for potential testing. There is a limited supply of tests available, so testing is prioritized for individuals with factors that put them at higher risk for infection and complications such as older adults (age 65+) and those with chronic contitions. If you need immediate assistance, please call
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Fact: Face masks will not prevent COVID-19 spread
Only patients with confirmed cases of COVID-19 and healthcare workers caring for them should wear masks. Further, the general public should stop buying masks as shortages could prevent healthcare professionals from acquiring them.
Fact: Younger, healthy people also need to take precautions
While most younger, healthy people are at lower risk of becoming critically ill, it’s still important for young and healthy individuals to take precautions to prevent the spread.
Fact: Routine vaccinations can help
While there is no specific vaccine for COVID-19, the CDC recommends staying up to date on your flu and pneumonia vaccines to keep you healthy.