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COVID-19 Updates (4/20/2020):

Telehealth
-We are seeing patients in our office.
-To minimize risk of patients and our staff, patients are screened carefully. You do have the ability to schedule a telehealth visit at any time and we encourage you to do so. This is also the wave of the future.
-One of the unintended consequences of this pandemic is that patients are delaying important healthcare.
-Are you taking your medications?
-Are you following up with your specialists? You can many times do this through telehealth.


Strike Force to Open Texas
-Governor Abbott is opening Texas up gradually. Which makes a lot of sense. Particularly encouraging is April 24th, when retail businesses can offer “retail to go”. Time to go back to work!

Healthy Lifestyle
-If you are generally in good health, your chance of succumbing to COVID-19 is extremely small. Hopefully your isolation time has been spent trying to make healthy choices that will continue with you well after this crisis is over.
-Particularly vulnerable during this time are the kids. We already have a growing issue of childhood obesity.

  • Make physical activity part of their daily activities.

  • Encourage activity-related games.

  • Have them help you make healthy meals and snacks.

-If your BMI is greater than 30, even if you are less than 60 years of age, you are 2-3 times more likely to be admitted to acute or critical care in the hospital.

As always, stay health. Take care of the elderly! And we are here for you, whatever you need.

Robert A. Hodgson, MD.