10 Important Questions About COVID-19
COVID-19 is spreading rapidly and experts predict that a significant percentage of U.S. population may be infected. We know that this is a very difficult high-risk time for everyone and want to make sure that you know that we are here to assist you in any way possible.
Here are some common questions about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and tips that can help you to make the right decision in different situations as well as information about our medical practice operation during these days!
Frequently asked questions
COVID-19 vs Flu symptoms: how to differ?
The most common coronavirus symptoms such as fever, cough, body aches can also indicate cold or flu. COVID-19 usually comes with flu-like symptoms, except shortness of breath, but infected people may also not show any symptoms. It’s very easy to confuse. If you feel sick and worried about COVID-19, please call our office (978) 594-8980
Do kids have different COVID-19 symptoms than adults?
Adults and kids have similar symptoms of COVID-19. But all studies found most kids tend to have mild signs of disease.
I am a patient of Dr. Katz, where would you recommend getting tested for Coronavirus COVID-19?
COVID-19 testing demand is very high right now. Unfortunately, we still don’t have enough COVID-19 tests in the U.S. If you don’t have severe symptoms, you may not be able to get tested. If you suspend coronavirus symptoms (such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath), but do not require emergency care, call us to discuss your symptoms to see how we can help. COVID-19 testing situation is updating every day. Call us to have latest updates.
Can I get tested if I don't have any symptoms?
Not everyone needs to be tested. If you don’t have acute symptoms and have not been in direct contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, there is no necessity.
Can I keep my routine medical appointment if I don't have any symptoms of COVID-19?
Our goal is always to provide the best help that we can to ensure you have a healthy life! During the COVID-19 outbreak, we prefer telemedicine appointments for your safety whenever possible. Telehealth services reduce everyone’s risk of exposure to coronavirus.
Which health care services are you providing during COVID-19 outbreak?
We are providing all our health services as usually we do, except for some non-urgent preventive procedures (such as mammogram, colonoscopy, etc.)
Are you able to perform the Immigration Medical Exam now?
Yes, if you are currently in the process of applying for U.S. citizenship, permanent residency or a green card, we provide everything you need for your Immigration exam. Please call our office (978) 594-8980 or schedule ONLINE
Should I take more vitamins these days? Which ones?
- Vitamin C is a great antioxidant and the best way to reduce your risk of viral infections. Immune cells need vitamin C to produce proteins that activate the immune system throughout the body against virus attacks.
- B Complex vitamins are absolutely essential to keep your immunity in top condition.
- Vitamin D decreases the chance of respiratory infections.
- Zinc is a very powerful mineral for immune function, that has been shown to be effective in reducing symptoms of the common cold as well as speeding up recovery.
- We offer IV therapy cocktails that can be helpful to strength your immune system and restore your body.
If I have COVID-19 confirmed and I am your patient, should I inform you?
If you are having confirmed COVID-19 and you are our patient, please let us know! We are here to help any possible way and will follow up with you about how you feel.
Please stay home as much as possible during this difficult time. Keep yourself updated and aware of the latest information about coronavirus. Feel free to reach out to us with any health questions or concerns.