Do you have questions about a neurological disorder and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)? Join us on Facebook every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday this month as we present Facebook LIVE events covering the Coronavirus.
Dr. Jeffrey Gelblum, Dr. Andrew Lerman, Dr. Jennifer Buczyner, Dr. Sergio Jaramillo, and Dr. Jeffrey Steinberg will be presenting events on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 12:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). Our doctors will answer your questions about the disease and discuss the precautions you and your loved ones should take to stay healthy.
Taking Care of Your Neurological Disorder during Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Why is Social Distancing Important?
Social distancing helps stop or slow down the spread of disease allowing the health care system to care for patients. Social distancing is increasing the physical space between people to avoid spreading illness. Staying at least six feet away from other people lessens your chances of catching COVID-19.
Examples of social distancing include:
- Visiting family and friends by phone, FaceTime or Skype, instead of in-person — especially the elderly.
- Working from home
- Canceling or postponing meetings
- Closing schools and large events
If all elderly — who have higher complication rates — visit the hospitals at the same time, our health system will collapse. By distancing yourself from other people, lessens your chances of catching COVID-19.
What is Flattening the Curve?
Flattening the curve refers to using practices (social distancing) to slow the rate of COVID-19 so hospitals and doctors have room and supplies for their patients who need immediate care. If too many people become very sick over a few days it could overwhelm a hospital or medical facility. This could result in a shortage of hospital beds, doctors or nurses. If a large number of patients arrived at the hospital at a slower rate, over several weeks, it would flatten the curve.
What is TeleHealth?
Telehealth is the same as an office visit, except you are seeing your doctor virtually. Telehealth or eHealth is a service provided by several practitioners at First Choice Neurology. We offer a free, secure, and easy-to-use app Healow, for our patients to communicate with their doctor remotely (from your home) and manage your health care.
You are able to book your appointment at your convenience, receive messages from your doctor, and you can manage your medications all in one place.
Contact your neurologist at First Choice Neurology today to schedule a TeleHealth visit.