Coronavirus Safety

(COVID-19)

 

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Coronavirus FAQ’s

Below are several frequently asked questions in regards to the Coronavirus.

What is Altamonte MD doing to keep patients safe?

 Altamonte MD is following all the recommendations provided by the CDC. Patients times are offset so there are not more than 3-4 patients in the waiting room. Our Staff is sanitizing after every patient rigorously and has always had hand sanitizer readily available. Cleaning after the patient includes, cleaning where they have sat, handles, surfaces they have touched, as well as the patient rooms where they see a doctor or specialist. All Altamonte MD staff are wearing all necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times and remain physically distant in there working environment. At the end of the day the whole office is deep cleaned, wiped, and sprayed down. 

Are you able to test for Coronavirus?

Yes, Altamonte MD is able to test for Coronavirus and Coronavirus anti-bodies. Call to make an appointment and get walked through the testing procedure. Coronavirus testing is done outside if patients are symptomatic to prevent them from coming into contact with other patients. 

 

How does Coronavirus spread?

The virus primarily spreads from person to person when the respiratory droplets of an infected person are ejected by a cough, sneeze, laugh or even talking. These droplets can land in the mouths or the nose of people or be inhaled into the lungs.

It may be possible that the virus spread by touching the surface that has the virus on it and then touching the mouth, nose, eyes or inhaling it into the lungs. A study of the coronaviruses has shown the virus to remain on metal, glass or plastic from 2 hours to nine days. However, Coronaviruses are fairly easy to destroy. They can be killed by an ethanol, hydrogen peroxide or a bleach based cleaner.

Patients should avoid physical contact with others and avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Washing your hands before touching your face is the number one priority to protect yourself. You may also follow the CDC’s recommendations for using a face mask at the following link

What are the symptoms of Corona virus?

People may be sick with the virus for 1 to 14 days before developing symptoms. The most common symptoms of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment.
 
More rarely, the disease can be serious and even fatal. Older people, and people with other medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), may be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill.
 
 
People may experience:
cough
fever
tiredness
difficulty breathing (severe cases)

How do I prevent getting Corona virus?

Altamonte MD provides test for Corona virus and antibody test to see if you’ve already had Corona virus. 
 
You can protect yourself and help prevent spreading the virus to others if you:
 
Do
Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub
Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze
Avoid close contact (3 meters 6 feet) with people who are unwell
Stay home and self-isolate from others in the household if you feel unwell
 
 
 
 
 
Don’t
Touch your eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands are not clean
Attend large functions such as concerts and sporting events
Don’t disregard ongoing recommendations from the CDC

Are you able to treat for Corona Virus?

There is no specific medicine to prevent or treat Coronavirus (COVID-19). 
 
Altamonte MD provides Corona virus antibody test to see if you’ve already had Corona virus.
 
Self Care:
If you have mild symptoms, stay at home until you’ve recovered. You can relieve your symptoms if you:
rest and sleep
keep warm
drink plenty of liquids
use a room humidifier or take a hot shower to help ease a sore throat and cough

 

If you develop a fever, cough, and have difficulty breathing, promptly seek medical care. You must call in advance and tell our reception team of any recent travel or recent contact with travelers or anyone confirmed to have Covid-19. Telemedicine visits are being scheduled for anyone exhibiting sick symptoms. Patients suspected to have Covid-19 will be encouraged to go to offsite testing locations and if emergency medical treatment is required to Call 911.  

What if I don’t want to leave my house?

If you’re worried that by leaving your house you may come in contact with COVID-19, Altamonte MD offers our own telemedicine options for you. You will be able to discuss current health conditions with one of our healthcare providers in the comfort of your home. For more information on telemedicine click here. 

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