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Office Procedure Changes; Covid-19 Testing Now Available, Thank You Quest!

By Covid-19 Epidemic, Preventive Medicine, Primary Care No Comments

We are adjusting our office procedures for dealing with patients with respiratory illness to allow for presence and risks of Covid-19 infections. We believe normal office care is safe and can continue. Quest labs told us yesterday that they in fact will be immediately testing for Covid-19. Great news. We will make regular use of those tests.

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Covid-19 (Former Coronavirus 2019-nCoV) Spreading in US

By Covid-19 Epidemic, Health Care Policy, Preventive Medicine, Primary Care 13 Comments

The coronavirus, now called Covid-19, that originated in China last fall, is spreading fairly rapidly and somewhat surreptitiously. It likely is now in the US Northwest. This infection can be serious and cause for self-protection, even though many cases are mild. I update the status and summarize what you can do to protect yourself and your family in this almost unprecedented viral disease outbreak.

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