As we all know, COVID-19 brought about a difficult time for many individuals around the world. Patients were unable to see their physicians when they needed them the most. This made it especially difficult for individuals to stay up to date with their preventative care. Unfortunately, we are also seeing individuals who had COVID-19 suffer from residual symptoms (i.e Long COVID).
COVID-19 Q & A
Does Dr. Patel see patients who have symptoms worrisome for COVID-19?
Yes!! At Dr. Patel’s clinic (1411 Ochsner Blvd, Covington, La), each room has an exterior entrance with no waiting room. This allows Dr. Patel to see his patients, even if they are suffering from potential COVID-19 symptoms. This also ensures that no other patient will be potentially exposed to COVID-19. Each room is cleaned after every visit by our staff. We also have a separate air conditioning duct system for each room so nothing can be spread throughout our clinic.
Does Dr. Patel see patients with Long COVID symptoms?
Yes!! There are many patients who are still suffering from COVID-like symptoms weeks to months after their initial symptoms began. This is known as Long COVID symptoms. This can include GI problems, respiratory difficulty, chronic cough, brain fogginess, and a multitude of other symptoms. Unfortunately, there has not been adequate research on these individuals and what can be done to help them. However, there are many treatments have great promise and have led to improved symptoms in many patients. Dr. Patel is willing to set up an individualized approach with each patient which can include symptom management along with PT approaches to help with the chronic effects of COVID-19.
Does Dr. Patel test for COVID in the clinic?
Yes!! We have both rapid testing that returns results in 15 minutes, and we also have a PCR send off test that returns the next day. Call the clinic to schedule your appointment today. If you are having symptoms, please remember to wear a mask into your room.
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