HFM Remains Open For Business!

COVID-19

COVID-19 
(Coronavirus)


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Here is a useful resource from Ars Technica. With over 45 questions and answers, this webpage gives the reader lots of information about the Coronavirus pandemic.

STAY-CALM
Don’t Panic: The comprehensive Ars Technica guide to the coronavirus. This is a fast moving epidemic, they update their guide at 3pm EDT everyday.

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The Washington State Department of Health Nursing Commission has put out a great list that we have a link
to below;


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 Here is a REASONED PERSPECTIVE on Coronavirus.


Yes, Covid-19 is serious, but context is key and the world is well placed to deal with it.

(Published in The Guardian, Sat, 7, March, 2020)
By Jon Henley

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TWO THINGS MIGHT HELP AVOID COVID-19


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Resources for Home

Plan, prepare, and respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019

Click on the buttons to go to the cdc.gov webpages.











COMPLETE BEFORE SEEKING AN APPOINTMENT 
IF you have respiratory symptoms.

COVID-19 ASSESSMENT

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TELEMEDICINE
NOW AVAILABLE!


To help limit our patients unnecessary travel at this time, Heritage Family Medicine is pleased to announce;

TELEMEDICINE IS AVAILABLE AND PREFERRED FOR PATIENTS WHOSE
 CLINICAL CONDITIONS QUALIFY.


TO LEARN MORE




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Need a "doctors note"? Don't Call US! 

Go here.

HFM Coronavirus Medical Excuse

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Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to "flatten the curve"


Put COVID-19 Into Historical Perspective
(Click on books)

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A Message From Dr. Faiola        

Heritage Family Medicine remains open for business! 

We will still welcome evaluation and treatment for High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Depression, Established Pain Management Patients, Family Planning, Dermatology Concerns, Well Baby & Child 
Check-ups, New Patients are welcome! We are still practicing and treating all the other things we do in Family Medicine. All of our team and our providers remain here for you.

We have taken steps to make our environment as safe as possible for the NON-COVID-19 patients whose needs must still be met. Our reception chairs are spaced out, all patients hand-sanitize at the door, all respiratory patients wear masks. Our staff and providers take twice daily temps, wear Gloves-In-A-Bottle, and wear N-95 masks at all times, both for our protection and to ensure we do not become a source of spread before symptoms show.

As there is NO specific treatment for the virus and, as yet, we cannot get testing accomplished, except for those that are so obvious one hardly needs to test, HFM is really not expecting that many afflicted patients.

Further, HFM now offers TELEMEDICINE to all patients who qualify - please go HERE to learn more.

Before calling for an appointment face to face, please take the COVID-19 Assessment (click HERE).

If you feel like you HAVE the Coronavirus or are in direct contact with one who hast tested positive and do not need an appointment, just a note for your work, we have that taken care of too (click HERE).

These are challenging times. HFM is adapting to rapid changes as best we can. We will, with our patients, get through this thing. You are our greatest asset and our greatest responsibility. Thank you for the privilege of continuing to serve you.

Richard Faiola, MD


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Click on the link to read 
Heritage Family Medicine's handout for 

Avoiding Coronavirus COVID-19


Food Safety and Coronavirus:
A Comprehensive Guide

Questions about COVID-19 and food safety, answered HERE.


What's the Best Material for a Mask?

Scientists are testing everyday items to find the best protection from coronavirus. Pillow cases, flannel pajamas and origami vacuum bags are candidates.

Federal health officials have now recommended that we cover our faces with fabric during the coronavirus pandemic. But what material offers the most protection?
Go HERE to read the full article written by Tara Parker-Pope. What's the Best Material for a Mask? 



        Track Covid-19           
Around the World

(Click on world)


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         COVID-19 Myth Busters
                       from the
    World Health Organization (WHO)



These are pretty good, all those things we have all been hearing about. And wondering to ourselves, can it be true? The graphics on this webpage will answer your questions. They are even downloadable so you can share them on social media.

               


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