Optimal Performance Medicine and COVID-19: What You Should Know

Dr. Michael Skardasis is an internal medicine specialist who leads the staff here at Optimal Performance Medicine in Woodstock, Georgia, where we consider you the most valuable member of your health care team.

We’ve remained available to our patients throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to be there in the days ahead. This virus is new, but our commitment to helping you achieve optimal health is a goal Dr. Skardasis established years ago.

Ours is a whole-patient approach that includes equipping you with the support and tools you need to overcome the health challenges of everyday life as well as the unexpected threats of viral illnesses like COVID-19.

Safety first

It’s always been our mission at Optimal Performance to provide a welcoming and safe environment for our patients. Those measures continue as we undertake extra steps such as fewer individuals in the waiting room via staggered appointments and other precautions to help ensure your safety.

When you call for an appointment, we may ask a few questions about how you’re feeling that help us establish guidelines for your visit and then provide clear instructions about how to proceed. Rest assured, however, that our staff is expertly trained in following procedures that minimize your risk of exposure, as well as ours, when you visit our facility.

We also invite you to ask questions when scheduling an appointment at Optimal Performance Medicine and may even recommend you take advantage of our Telehealth service.

Benefits of Telehealth

Available to new and established patients, Telehealth provides you the opportunity for a real-time conversation with Dr. Skardasis from the comfort of your home. You can expect the same quality care that’s always available at Optimal Performance in an abbreviated form.

Your Telehealth appointment is likely to include a review of symptoms and a detailed discussion regarding other factors pertinent to your health. Dr. Skardasis can prescribe medications if needed. Call the office for more information regarding Telehealth and the benefits it offers.

Don’t ignore your health

It’s important, even in the days of COVID-19, that you recognize the need for preventive health care as well as routine follow-ups for previously diagnosed conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and hypothyroidism. Skipping these important checkups or avoiding care for new aches and pains or other worrisome symptoms can negatively impact your overall health.

As a primary care physician, Dr. Skardasis provides comprehensive medical care for a wide variety of medical concerns. He’s also passionate about providing education regarding healthy nutrition, good sleep habits, routine exercise, and stress reduction. These factors can all influence your ability to overcome the challenges of any viral illness, including COVID-19.

Stay safe, check your symptoms, and call

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published guidelines you can follow to limit the spread and avoid exposure to COVID-19. Their site also lists symptoms you shouldn’t ignore.

It’s important to remember that the vast majority of individuals who do come down with COVID-19 recover without any ill effects. However, we invite you to call our office should you have any questions or concerns regarding your health.

For outstanding medical care that’s designed to create the healthiest you possible, contact Optimal Performance Medicine today. You can call the office or use our online form to schedule an in-person or Telehealth visit.

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