WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE TO SEE AN ND DURING COVID19?
I will arrive wearing a mask and I would ask that you do the same; however I respect your decision. I will wash my hands prior to any physical exam. I will be using single use items like gloves, speculums for looking into the ears etc. I will wash my hands before leaving your home. Once I have an office space, I will ask that all my patients except children less than 8 years old arrive wearing a mask.
DOES COVID19 LIVE ON SURFACES?
No, unless there is a fresh pile of sputum or spit from a person that is positive for covid19. Regardless of the pandemic, I would avoid touching those surfaces anyway! As a doctor, I will continue to disinfect the surfaces in the office and any equipment used by patients.
Washing your hands and staying out the public except for necessary trips is recommended.
CHRONIC STRESS AND THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
There is a lot going on right now and focusing on all the uncertain things that aren't going right is causing your body to produce a hormone called cortisol. This is the fight or flight hormone that when exposed to chronically leads to a depressed immune system thereby increasing one's susceptibility to getting sick. If you would like to learn more schedule an appointment today. Read more about the immune system on my blog.