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Friday, August 21, 2020

 If you have a FEVER or have had one in the last 48 HOURSCOUGH or SHORTNESS OF BREATH and/or have TRAVELED OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES WITHIN THE LAST 14 DAYS, please call our office at (248) 267-5050, option 7 to reschedule your appointment.  You must be symptom free for 14 days in order to be seen.

In order to protect your community, should you have any of these symptoms please stay home.  If you are having severe symptoms please contact your PCP and/or go to your local Emergency Room.

We continue to see patients in the office who do not meet any of the criteria above.  We will continue to do our best to provide our patients and staff with a safe, clean environment.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

COVID-19 and Athletes: Return to Play Recommendations

 With high school and college sports right around the corner many people have questions in regards to COVID-19 and it's effect on the body.  What happens when an athlete has COVID-19?  How does it impact the cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary fitness of the athlete?  Dr. Michael Emery and Dr. Tamanna Singh, Do-Directors of the Cleveland Clinic Sports Cardiology Center, discuss the effects of COVID-19 and recommendations for return to sports.  Dr. Singh and Dr. Emery highlight the expert analysis paper published by the American College of Cardiology here as well as advice they provide their patients regarding return to play.