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COVID-19: Roadmap to Reopening

First Choice Neurology is hosting a new series of Facebook Live events this month – COVID-19: Roadmap to Reopening.

Roadmap to Reopening

Jeffrey Gelblum, MD kicked off the series yesterday presenting “Re-engaging Older Loved Ones”. He talked about the coronavirus pandemic and endemic.

Dr. Gelblum talks about the components of infectivity (Ro):
1. Duration – how long are you sick and can infect other people
2. Opportunity – social distancing limits respiratory transmission
3. Transmit – masks limit nasal and oral secretions
4. Susceptibility – older and immunosuppressed adults have a higher susceptibility

COVID-19 is now one of the top ten causes of death with older adults. So, how do we start to re-engage with our older family members? By wearing a mask, practicing social distancing, and vigorous hand washing diminishes the rate of infection with older loved ones you will be visiting.

It has been shown that outdoor encounters are safer than indoor encounters. If you have a family member in a nursing home, arrange to meet your loved one outdoors at the facility. Socialization is extremely important for seniors.


COVID-19: Roadmap to Reopening
Episode 2 – Re-engaging with Children

Join us on Friday, May 22 at 12:30 (Eastern Time) for a prerecorded event with Marytery Fajardo, MD as she discusses “Re-engaging with Children”. The prerecorded event can be viewed on our Facebook page at

Dr. Marytery Fajardo is a Miami Pediatric Neurologist with First Choice Neurology. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. After two years of general pediatrics residency training at the University of Miami-Holtz Children’s Hospital here in Miami, Florida, she completed her child neurology residency at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Illinois. She returned to her hometown of Miami, Florida to pursue fellowship training in Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. She is currently practicing out of our office located inside Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Fajardo is board-certified in Child Neurology, Epilepsy, and Clinical Neurophysiology. She specializes in Child Neurology, NeuroCardiac Care, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Surgery, Neuromodulation, Childhood Development, and ADHD.


COVID-19: Roadmap to Reopening
Episode 3 – The Race for the Vaccine

Join us on Wednesday, May 27 at 12:30 (Eastern Time) for a Facebook Live event with Jeffrey Gelblum, MD as he discusses “The Race for the Vaccine”. Dr. Gelblum will discuss the different types of vaccines being developed the coronavirus (COVID-19). You can watch this Facebook Live at

Dr. Gelblum maintains numerous research FDA-sponsored affiliations, providing patients immediate access to promising new treatment protocols. His practice maintains an academic affiliation with the medical residency programs of Nova Southeast and Florida International University. He trains future neurologists, so it is not unusual to encounter student doctors in the office.


We hope you can join us for our Facebook series COVID-19: Roadmap to Reopening. If you are unable to attend the Facebook Live events, the videos will be uploaded to our website following the presentations.

For additional information about COVID-19, visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates page.

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