Parkview Primary Care Covid19 Update

11/16/2020

Due to the rapid increase of positive cases in our region we will be enhancing our screening of patients and visitors entering the office. In addition to everyone having their temperature taken, all patients and visitors will be asked a series of three questions. As a further attempt to limit the possibility of any exposure or transmission we are asking that if you have experienced any of the following symptoms over the last 10 days to please call our office to reschedule your appointment.

  • Fever or chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

11/11/2020

Our region is beginning to experience an uptick in CoVid-19 cases. Please continue to make sure you are following all social distancing guidelines, continuing to wear your mask while in public and unable to socially distance, and washing your hands frequently to help reduce the chance of spread. 

Erie County has recently changed the guidelines required for testing through the Erie County Department of Health. In order to schedule and be tested you must currently be under quarantine due to being a close contact with a confirmed positive case or are currently experiencing symptoms. This change will become effective 11/12/2020. If you fall into either of these categories you can call (716)858-2929 to schedule an appointment for testing.

If you do not fall into either of the above categories and would still like to be tested you can call the New York State Department of Health scheduling line at 1-888-364-3065 or you can click this link, https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-testing, and schedule an appointment. Additionally, you can go to any WellNow Urgent Care or WNY Immediate Care to receive testing.

The symptoms continue to be the same as our last update. Please remember that you can start to experience symptoms anywhere from 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. If you feel that you are experiencing symptoms please call our office at (716)558-7727 to speak with one of our staff.

Thank you,

Parkview Primary Care Physicians Staff

9/3/2020

As our region and community continue to return to our pre-CoVid 19 routines please be assured that our practice continues to maintain recommended precautions. All staff are clinically screened daily at the start of their shift, including having their temperature taken. All staff are continuing to wear face masks throughout the day, especially in areas with continuous patient contact. We have multiple hand sanitizer stations throughout the office. Each person that walks into our office is screened and has their temperature taken. Our waiting room is set up so that only every other seat is available in order to maintain social distancing. Our waiting room is wiped down every hour. Our patient check in areas are wiped down after each patient.

Please continue to wear a mask when you are out in public especially if  you are unable to socially distance. Good handwashing hygiene and the use of hand sanitizer continue to be standard practice.

The symptoms for CoVid-19 are as follows:

  • Fever or chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

These symptoms can appear within 2-14 days of exposure.

Testing for the presence of the virus in individuals is being conducted by appointment only at New York State and Erie County testing facilities and sites. The location and dates of testing sites for Erie County can be found by clicking this link, CoVID-19 Testing in Erie County. WellNow Urgent Care facilities and WNY Immediate Care Urgent Care facilities are offering testing as well. If you feel that need to be tested, please call our office to be screened by one of our staff. If it is determined that you meet the requirements for testing, either swab or antibody testing, our staff will provide you direction on where to have the testing completed.

 

The following links contain information regarding CoVid-19 and other helpful information.

 

Frequently asked questions for CoVid-19 nasal and oral swab testing.

https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2020/05/sars-cov-2_diagnostictesting_051520-2.pdf

 

Frequently asked questions for CoVid-19 antibody testing.

http://dmna.ny.gov/covid19/docs/all/DOH_COVID19_AntibodyTestingFactSheet_041420.pdf

 

Erie County Department of Health CoVid-19 Packet of Information.

https://www2.erie.gov/health/sites/www2.erie.gov.health/files/uploads/pdfs/ECDOHCOVID19PacketofInformation.pdf

 

For general information from the CDC please follow this link.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

 

Handwashing

https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/index.html

 

 

Cleaning and disinfecting your home

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/disinfecting-your-home.html


 
John Kavcic B.A.,M.D.,F.C.C.F.P.,A.B.F.P