Protecting your health
Dr. Wang is available for virtual appointments by phone, by email, and by video, which can be scheduled online 24/7 for your convenience. Unlimited virtual urgent care visits are also included with Wellness Memberships.
Stay Healthy this Cold and Flu Season
Four tips for Boosting your Immune System This cold and flu season, follow these four simpOctober 7, 2022
NutraPacks – Individualized Vitamin Packs
Powerful Personalized Medicine in Convenient Daily Dose Packs Dr. Anita now offers her ownFebruary 10, 2021
Aiding the Fight Against Covid in Overflow Facilities
Stu News: Local Dr. Anita Wang serves on emergency staff at COVID-19 overflow facility inDecember 21, 2020
Immunity & Covid-19 with Dr. Wang on KXFM
Listen to the Full Interviews Dr. Anita discusses the process by which this coronavirus atSeptember 16, 2020
Kids Health: Back-to-School During Covid
How to prepare your kids to return to school during Covid-19 A lot of parents are asking nSeptember 8, 2020
Less Sensitive Covid Testing More Effective
The nasal swab PCR test is most commonly used for identifying individuals with Covid-19, aAugust 24, 2020
Advocate for Daily Covid Testing
Like many other working parents, I grapple with how we can get a handle on this pandemic aAugust 3, 2020
Using Public Restrooms During Pandemic
You love going out, but you hate always having to go to the bathroom when you are out. BefJune 17, 2020
7 Health Tips for Energy & Immunity
Though June often signals more time outdoors, bbqs, and time with friends, our bodies mayJune 16, 2020
Join the Face Mask Movement
With all the struggles of violence, disease, and underemployment lately, it’s no wonderJune 2, 2020
Dr. Wang’s Coronavirus, COVID-19 Videos
Patient FAQ: Who can I call if I get sick?
Consider what you would do in the event you get sick with respiratory symptoms right now. Are you able to call your doctor? How responsive are they? How well do they know you and your individual body?
Going to a hospital or urgent care office could expose an otherwise mildly ill individual to other viruses including the coronavirus, depending on the facility.
Rest assured that you can call the office for virtual appointments, for established and non-established patients. For those of you with Wellness Memberships, these telemedicine services (call, text, virtual, urgent care) are all included in your plan. Contact our office today.
Patient FAQ: I have a cough but no fever. Should I get tested for COVID-19?
Contact your doctor. Use virtual services if at all possible so you can stay home in case you are infected, so you do not spread the virus to other individuals. If you have no known risk factors (older adult, heart disease, diabetes, lung disease) and are not short of breath, going to the Emergency Room may expose you to other viruses than if you were to stay home and be advised by your physician or Dr. Wang.
The best thing for someone with mild symptoms of a virus and is otherwise feeling fine with no shortness breath and no risk factors is to self isolate for a minimum 14 days, possibly up to 20 days.
More info from CNN: Is it allergies, the flu, or COVID-19?
Patient FAQ: Should I continue to send my child to school, meetings, practice, etc.?
Update 3/17/2020: The White House is asking for citizens to stay home and avoid any discretionary travel.
Update 3/13/2020: Many state governments are asking the community to practice social distancing. Limit non-essential outings whenever possible. Practice social distancing.
Original response: “Should I stay or should I go” is always tricky because it depends on so many factors dependent on the individual and surrounding people:
- Current health
- Hygiene habits: how good are they about washing, not touching stuff, putting hands on face
- Health of others there: are they likely to attend even if they are a little sick?
- Hygiene of others: what if they don’t have great hygiene?
- Hygiene of the facility: how often do they disinfect?
- Who you are in contact with and their health: if you are in frequent contact with someone with a weakened immune system?
- Emotionally tolerance: How will it affect you if someone gets sick?
Ultimately this is a personal choice, and not one I can give a straight answer to. More about the CDC’s recommendations here.
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