Looks like COVID is not going away soon. The percentage of those testing positive is growing with over 2,000,000 tests taken so far. The California Department of Public Health published a July 6 update that Californians have over 260,000 infections.
Of the 260,000 infections, 225,000 are now with people under the age of 64, with the majority coming from the 18-49 age range.
What does this mean to treating doctors?
Office protocols are important.
- Patients are in fear;
- The clinic needs to look pristine and spacious;
- The staff needs to look safe by wearing masks;
- Doctors need to emphasize safety to each patient;
- And doctor need to ask key questions each time to patient regarding possible symptoms.
Still some patients are reluctant to see their doctor, thus delaying their healing.
We also advocate Tele-medicine. You can help patients by listening, advising and monitoring your patients ---
and you should bill. By utilizing Tele-medicine, the patient is kept under care by the doctor.