Visiting the doctor during coronavirus: Should you reschedule your appointment?
The outbreak of novel coronavirus in the U.S. has seen schools closed, trips canceled, families quarantined and everyday life plans put on hold. At doctors’ offices across the country, warnings about COVID-19 testing and what to do if you are experiencing symptoms are plastered on doors and walls, but not much is being said about whether you should keep your routine appointments if you are otherwise healthy.
“I would recommend keeping these appointments for most people,” Dr. Richard Beers, chair of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Committee on Occupational Health, told Fox News. “For elderly patients or those with significant medical conditions that limit their reserve, the most prudent advice at this time is to call the physician’s office and follow his/her advice.”
For those patients, their physician may decide that a telemedicine visit conducted via phone or …continued .
[Source: Fox News]