Unfortunately COVID-19 ( coronavirus) has recently been detected in New York City and several surrounding areas. The infection presents with upper respiratory symptoms: congestion, cough, fever and as it worsens: shortness of breath. The department of health is currently limiting testing to patients with severe symptoms ( fever, cough, shortness of breath). New York Physicians currently does not have the capability to test for the presence of the virus. If you have severe symptoms or have been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with the virus you can call the COVID hotline to see how you should proceed.
As safety precautions for the general public as of March 9, 2020 the practice has instituted a policy of asking patients who have upper respiratory symptoms to stay home until the symptoms abate. If you would like to consult your physician here for more guidance we are offering televisits. All you need to have is a computer with audio/video or a smart phone. Please call/email your doctor's secretary to see if a telehealth appointment is possible. If you would like to proceed with an appointment, a request to do so in writing is required, so please email the appropriate staff member.
COVID 19 HOTLINE:
888 364 3065