MAY HOURS
Monday: 8am-4pm
Tuesday: 8am-4pm
Wednesday: 8am-4pm
Thursday: 8am-4pm
Friday: 8am-4pm
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED
COVID-19 UPDATES
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

PLAN FOR REOPENING: Our office is scheduled to slowly reopen once the county hits the YELLOW phase. Our county's incidence (calculated using confirmed and probable cases) is over 200/100k. In order to enter the yellow phase, numbers need to drop under 50/100k for 2 consecutive weeks. Once we enter this phase, we will open with only two providers seeing patients in-office while also continuing telemedicine appointments.

ANTIBODY TESTING: Our office now has access to serology testing for COVID-19, through labs that have been approved by the FDA. We wanted to give you some general information about what this testing is: Serology testing shows us if our body has created any antibodies to recognize a microbe. This usually happens after we get sick or have a vaccination.

Because the current virus is new, we have very little information about how effective our immune system is at creating antibodies against it and are learning new things as time goes by.

What we do know at this time is if you have had COVID-19 or a flu-like illness over 2 weeks ago that may have been COVID-19, you may have immunity to the virus which will show up as a positive test. We do not know if this immunity will last days, months or maybe even years. A positive antibody test may also mean you’ve encountered a different coronavirus and can still get sick with COVID-19.

If you are currently ill, your antibody test will be negative as your body has not created antibodies yet. However, a negative test may also mean you’ve never encountered the virus or that your body has not created enough antibodies to be detectable and protect you from new infection.

With that limited information, it may still be helpful for some of you to find out if you have any antibodies at this time, so if you feel you would like to get more information about this test and see if it is appropriate for you, please contact the office to schedule a telemedicine visit with one of our providers.

TELEMEDICINE: Available for all appointments and prescription refills for new and established patients. Female and Male.

RESTAURANT AND SALON WORKERS: If you have lost your job and do not have insurance, DURING THIS TIME you can schedule out-of-pocket Telemedicine appointments at a heavily discounted rate.

If you have any questions or concerns please call our office:
215-735-7992


NUTRITION TELEHEALTH NOW AVAILABLE!
Taking care of your health in the midst of COVID-19 is on everyone’s minds these days. One way to keep your immune system strong?
Maintaining a balanced diet.
Our nutritionist Holly Murphy is now set up and ready to resume nutrition appointments via Telehealth!

Call to schedule at
215-735-7992
As a resource, here are some of our past nutrition articles that may be useful during this hectic time:



How To Manage Coronavirus Anxiety
In the midst of a worldwide pandemic, with cities and even entire countries shutting down, it may feel hard to escape the sense of panic around Covid-19. Stress and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions. It can also have a profound effect on your immune system, so it’s important for both your physical and mental health that you prioritize your self-care. Coping with your own stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.

The CDC states that stress during an infectious disease outbreak can include:
  • Fear and worry about your own health and the health of your loved ones
  • Changes in sleep or eating patterns
  • Difficulty sleeping or concentrating
  • Worsening of chronic health problems
  • Worsening of mental health conditions
  • Increased use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs
Why am I feeling so stressed?

From a basic biological perspective, stress is a sign that our body is trying to keep us safe. Our sympathetic nervous system kicks into “fight or flight” mode when we feel like we may be in harm’s way or are experiencing a real or imagined threat. Physically, this can cause an increase in adrenaline, heart racing, sweating, etc, and mentally keep us hyper-aware, which can make it hard to sleep because of spiraling thoughts. While these symptoms can often be alarming, it is our body’s natural response to a perceived threat. Fortunately, we can reduce our stress and anxiety through some actions we talk about below.

How can I ease my anxiety?

1. Get enough rest. While you may be tempted to stay up following the news, it’s more important to let your body rest. Getting adequate sleep will allow your body to perform at its very best and fend off potential viruses. 

2. Keep exercising. High levels of cortisol, your body’s stress hormone, can cause your immune system to be less effective. Exercise can help reduce elevated cortisol levels, as well as trigger the release of endorphins, boosting your overall mood and happiness. Head outside for a run, bike ride, or another form of exercise that doesn’t require close contact with others. 

3. Eat well. It’s easy when stressed to let your diet slide and turn to less nutritious comfort foods. When it comes to managing your anxiety, however, a balanced diet is vital for your health. Focus on eating fresh, unprocessed, whole foods in order to maintain a strong immune system.