Keep Your Concierge Medicine Doctor on Speed Dial in Light of the New Coronavirus — COVID-19
As a brand-new disease that suddenly took (literally) the whole world by storm, the greatest scientific minds, backed by public-health officials, have been working swiftly and diligently to gather as much data as needed to get a good understanding of the new coronavirus — COVID-19. However, as they are racing against the clock to create a cure, the disease keeps spreading. As COVID-19 continues to spread, preparation is the key to staying safe.
Continue reading to learn some of the facts and discover how concierge medicine can be a safe choice for treatment.
What We Know So Far
COVID-19 is the latest strain of a coronavirus outbreak, affecting over 126,000 individuals worldwide. The rate at which the coronavirus has spread over the last few months shows that this virus is highly contagious. Experts are still trying to establish exactly how it is transmitted, but most agree that it’s through person-to-person contact. However, it may be possible that the disease is also transmitted through infected surfaces or objects like door handles.
As a novel disease, nobody is naturally immune to COVID-19, but certain age groups fare better than others when infected. As of right now, no children under the age of 10 have died as a result of this disease. There are very few deaths in teenagers and adults under 50. The death rate increases slightly for those who are 50+, but the age group that is affected the most are senior citizens in their 80s or older. Experts predict that pre-existing health conditions have a major impact on the exacerbation of the disease.
COVID-19 presents itself like just another case of the flu, with symptoms being:
- Respiratory problems
The signs of infection can start at any time between 2 to 14 days of exposure but typically by day 4. However, be warned that some people may not show symptoms at all. This is the most dangerous case as these individuals will unknowingly infect others as well.
The worst of the outbreak is centralized in Wuhan, China, but now the epidemic is here in the US, in Pennsylvania, in Bucks County close to home. In times like these, it’s imperative to remain updated, be prepared, and find a reliable doctor you can count on.
How Concierge Medicine is Beneficial
The biggest advantage of choosing concierge medicine over traditional primary care is that we have the time and resources to make you our top priority. That’s a guarantee. If you ever walk into a regular general practice or hospital, you’ll find a waiting room littered with sick people — so how can you protect yourself from getting sick in that scenario? It’s almost impossible.
At Dr. Sitapara’s concierge medicine practice of Newtown, PA, you don’t have to worry about that. We’ll escort you right into an examination room and have one of our highly-trained team members take care of you right away. No matter what type of illness you’re combating, early detection and treatment is the key. That’s why we offer same-day appointments as well.
If you believe you have been infected with COVID-19, we urge you to call our office first! Since this disease appears to be extremely contagious, we have to take the right measures in treating you properly without infecting others around you. Don’t be shy in calling our team members or Dr. Sitapara himself. In fact, our team is eagerly awaiting your call and will be more than happy to help you.
If you’re too busy to call, send Dr. Sitapara a text! Providing you with 24/7 access to a top concierge doctor is just part of the benefits of being treated at our concierge medicine practice.
Follow These Steps to Help Protect Yourself
You can call us with any questions and concerns, or to simply make an appointment.