- To maintain your safety and follow Governor Inslee’s “stay-at-home” order to reduce person-to-person contact that can spread the virus, we are currently NOT offering face-to-face appointments with Dr. Steven Milkis.
- We are offering Telemedicine visits as an alternative to conventional face-to-face appointments.
This is a live video appointment with the doctor where all health issues and concerns can be discussed and managed.Click HERE for more information on Telemedicine visits.
We are seeing that certain people are at increased risk for developing more problematic symptoms than others. These include: adults 65 or older and people with serious medical conditions (such as chronic lung disease, kidney disease, heart disease, diabetes, or any other immune compromising issue).
Symptoms to be concerned about include: cough, fever above 100.4 degrees F, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, sore throat, and/or muscle aches.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms –
- STAY HOME and ISOLATE from others in your home
- Contact your primary care provider who can help you determine if testing or more specific care is needed
Preventing the spread of COVID-19
COVID-19 spreads from person-to-person and it can live on surfaces that have been touched by someone who is infected.
COVID-19 can be spread by individuals who are NOT showing symptoms as well as those that are so, you may potentially have it not know it.
- Stay at home
- Follow social distancing guidelines by staying at least 6 feet away from other people
- Wear a mask if you go outside (this is really meant to prevent you from spreading the virus to others as well as bring more awareness to touching your face)
- Wash your hands with soap and warm water frequently (especially if you have been out in the world); do this for at least 20 seconds – sing Happy Birthday twice while scrubbing
- Avoid touching your face (COVID-19 is a virus that needs a way into the body – that happens through mucus membranes line your mouth, nose, and eyes; if you don’t touch them, you can avoid allowing the virus into your body)
The CDC has detailed information on COVID-19 including: how it is spread, measures to take to prevent its spread, symptoms to be concerns about, and what to do if you have those symptoms.