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Primary Care and COVID19: What You Should Know

If you have, or think you have, COVID-19, you probably have a lot of questions and some serious concerns. There are so many conflicting reports, you may be wondering where to turn for information you can trust.

At Alpha Care Medical, our team of experienced primary care physicians are equipped to address all your COVID-19 concerns and serve as your first line of defense against this contagious disease. We have four locations throughout Delaware ready to care for you and your family. Read on to learn the information you need to know about COVID-19.

Symptoms of COVID-19

Unfortunately, the constant news about the pandemic has caused many people to continually wonder if they have the virus. Instead of worrying needlessly, arm yourself with the truth. 

Here are the classic symptoms of COVID-19:

Some people who test positive for COVID-19 have also reported these symptoms:

The following are NOT signs of COVID-19:

The Delaware Division of Public Health recommends that anyone who exhibits COVID-19 symptoms call their primary care provider. Alpha Care Medical’s primary care physicians are here and ready to help you. 

If you have COVID-19

Most people who have COVID-19 experience only mild symptoms and are able to recover without medical intervention, but you should still call us and let us know what symptoms you have and how you’re doing. We can monitor your condition and help you decide when to come in and see us or when to seek emergency medical care.

While you’re at home, you should:

If you need some mild pain relief, call us for recommendations regarding which over-the-counter drugs will be best for you.

When to see a doctor for COVID -19

If your symptoms are getting worse, let us know. Here are some signs to watch for:

These are signs that you need medical care. Call ahead and we can make arrangements for you to come to our office safely without exposing others. Our primary care physicians can check your oxygen level, X-ray your lungs, and test you for COVID-19 and other potential causes. 

But if your symptoms are severe, call 911 immediately.

If you have COVID-19, you can rest assured that our team will be with you every step of the way to make sure you follow the protocol that has helped thousands of people around the world recover fully. We’re here for you. Call us at Alpha Care Medical if you have any questions or concerns or to book an appointment.

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