COVID-19

COVID-19 has been spreading throughout the New York area. Richmond Pulmonary Medicine P.C. (RPMPC) is making it safe and easy to get care. With Richmond Pulmonary Medicines’ telehealth services, we offer several ways to get care remotely, including online consultation and video calls. With the recent need for social distancing, and concerns of spreading germs, you can get care from a health care provider at RPMPC.


If you live in the tri-state area, you can connect with us easily through your phone, tablet, or computer. When you use one of our virtual services, you can meet with a healthcare provider online or through a video call, get your symptoms checked, and get next step; including a prescription, if needed. If you want to schedule a routine appointment with a doctor, you can book a video visit by calling Richmond Pulmonary Medicine at 718-351-1212.

PROTECTING YOURSELF FROM CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

 

The steps to protect yourself from coronavirus (COVID-19) are generally the same as those for the flu:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available

  • Avoid close contact with sick people

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your elbow

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a household cleaning spray or wipe.

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others. You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)?


Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory (breathing) illness caused by a coronavirus that was first identified during an outbreak in China.




What are the symptoms?


The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to the flu. They include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.




I have symptoms, should I go to the doctor?


As recommended by the CDC, if you suspect you are infected, we recommend you seek medical care following the step-by-step guidance on the CDC website. Testing for COVID-19 in people who have no or mild symptoms will not change how we treat your illness. Whether you have COVID-19 or another seasonal illness like the flu, we advise the following: - Stay home and only leave if you need medical attention - Isolate yourself from others in your household by staying in a separate bedroom - Use a separate bathroom if available; otherwise, disinfect the bathroom after using - Everyone should wash their hands frequently with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer - Dispose of used tissue properly in lined trash cans If you wish to consult a doctor about your symptoms, please use our virtual service, and book on line for a consultation. You can chat with a health care provider on your smart phone or personal computer, using a video call or online visit.




If I had COVID-19, what are the steps I need to do regarding Post Covid Care?


Schedule a consultation for questions and follow up care with Richmond Pulmonary Medicine




COVID-19 Help


If you or a loved one has questions about COVID-19 symptoms, testing, treatment or post COVID 19 care you can schedule a teleheath consultation with Richmond Pulmonary Medicine PC (RPMPC) For any questions after receiving a negative COVID-19 test results, you can also schedule an appointment to receive further guidance.




How do I get tested?


If you have questions about COVID-19 testing – including when and if you should get tested you may schedule an online consultation and a healthcare provider will address all of your questions and provide testing guidance.




Should I wear a mask to protect myself?


Because some people infected with COVID-19 may not have any symptoms, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends that you wear a face covering (such a homemade face mask) when in public. Higher grade medical masks and respirators should be reserved for health care workers.




How can I protect myself?


- Perform hand hygiene either with alcohol-based hand sanitizer (at least 60 percent alcohol) or soap and water. - Practice respiratory hygiene. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing. - Don't touch your eyes, nose, or mouth, especially with unwashed hands. - Avoid close contact with people who are sick. - Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surface. - Stay home when you are sick.