3-23-20- Dr. Birdwell and Marty Sanchez are overwhelmed with questions from patients about the Corona Virus (Covid 19) and what patients should do about their particular situation. Below are links to a few resources that may help you in making decisions about what you should do in certain circumstances. These resources are constantly changing, and do not give all the answers. Most physicians we have spoken with are just as frustrated with the lack of real time data as our patients are, but we have to use what is available to make decisions in our lives...and this is what we have at the moment.
We have received many, many calls and questions about getting tested for Covid 19. The best resources for learning about the symptoms and criteria that are used to determine if testing is appropriate, are listed below. We understand this is a frustrating situation, and we share in that frustration. Until there are further developments, the links below will give you the most current information available.
**Please Pay Special Attention To The Last Link** If, after reading through the information in the links above, you believe the outlined symptoms apply to you, please call our office. We are doing our best to return all calls, but we have 4 phone lines and generally 2 people available to answer or return calls. We will be returning some calls after hours in an effort to clear the backlog of messages, but we may not get to your call the same day. We are doing the best we can with the data we have, and will keep this page updated with information as soon as we are able. Lastly, if you feel you are experiencing an emergency medical situation, whether related to Covid 19, or another condition, do not call our office, call 911.
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