Corona virus update 20200321- Strength and Resolve

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Corona virus update 2020-03-21. Strength and Resolve.
With the growing Covid19 outbreak, Illinois is instituting a stay at home order.
Strength and resolve are needed at this moment.
We need to recognize that frontline doctors and nurses need more supplies such as masks, gowns, and gloves.
We also need to recognize that medications such as hydroxychloroquine/plaquenil and actemra/tocilizumab while being tested for Covid19, already have an important role in various autoimmune conditions.
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Hello, this is Siddharth Tambar from Chicago arthritis and regenerative medicine. It’s currently March 21st, 2020. It’s roughly four pm about an hour before the state of Illinois essentially goes into shutdown. Basically trying to prevent the spread of the Corona virus. It’s a really interesting and surreal situation down here in downtown Chicago where it’s really almost a ghost town in terms of people who are outside and walking around or traffic. Really unusual obviously for Saturday late afternoon in the city, especially when the weather is nice. But obviously important that people are avoiding going out for the next few weeks.
I think really strenuously encourage people to follow the guidelines and the requirements that the state has right now. And that’s important because we need to prevent the progression of this condition and this outbreak. The reality is that we are just at the beginning of this and we have a lot of challenges. Namely that we’re at the stage where there’s going to be a surge of cases, we know that. We’re starting to see that and it’s really only going to escalate for the next few weeks probably. It’s likely that the quarantine that’s going in for about three weeks, 2-3 weeks is probably going to be extended beyond that to be on the safe side. And that’s frustrating but the reality is when we’re seeing what’s happening in Italy and other countries I think that’s the right move.
There are a few things that we can all be doing to help our frontline healthcare workers. What I’m hearing from colleagues, doctors and nurses that are at the front line is that they’re worried, and part of it is because they don’t have enough supplies to protect themselves. Part of it is they’re worried that they don’t have enough beds and equipment to all way to help all the potential patients that may be coming in. So things that you can do right now number one, please respect the fact that healthcare workers don’t have enough supplies. And so let’s make sure that there is more availability for the masks and gowns that they need, let’s not buy all those up.
Number two. there’s been mentioned in the lay press that there’s a couple of medications that may be helpful for Coronavirus. Understand that those medications these are just reports. It’s not really definitely proven that these are helpful. The two medications that have been mentioned one is called Plaquenil the other name is hydroxychloroquine, which is used for Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and Sjogren’s syndrome. The other medication is called actemra or tocilizumab that’s used for rheumatoid arthritis and giant cell arteritis. In both cases these are meds that have been used for a number of years for those conditions and the people that take those meds it’s very important that they continue them. And so I’m already starting to hear from patients that Plaquenil is starting to get in short supply. It’s hard for people to get their full supply of medications. And again, let’s be respectful for our fellow community members and people in society, let’s not buy up all the medications in case this works for Coronavirus when people really need it for their condition. I think the main thing is let’s take care of each other. Be safe. Take care of your family, take care of your community, and you know, we’ll get through this together and be stronger and smarter. It’s going to require some strength and resolve to get through this for the next few weeks. At least probably a couple of months.
We all know that there’s going to be an economic consequence to this as well. This is going to be a challenge for all of us in this country. And as we get out of this we will be stronger, but some resolve and hardiness is needed at this time. I hope you all stay safe. If you need any help, my existing patients or anyone else out there, we are still available, generally doing things by telemedicine. But we are here to still help and if I can help in any way contact us anytime. Please be safe. Have a good day and live Well, bye-bye.
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***About this video***
In this video Siddharth Tambar MD from Chicago Arthritis and Regenerative Medicine discusses Corona virus, Covid19, medication, resolve, and upcoming challenges.

Telehealth Availability and Plan- 20200319

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This video discusses our telehealth plan for our existing patient follow up appointments and new evaluations for individuals who need our help. Here is how we are going to help our existing patients with telehealth follow up visits, and also assist new patients with telemedicine evaluations. :::::::::::::::::::_

Please see the following videos for additional information:
Welcome to Chicago Arthritis and Regenerative Medicine:
https://youtu.be/NNH9HRS2xXM
What to expect during your evaluation:
https://youtu.be/A1jjRJU6EEQ

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***About this video***
In this video Siddharth Tambar MD from Chicago Arthritis and Regenerative Medicine discusses the telehealth and telemedicine plan for Chicago Arthritis an Regenerative Medicine.

 

Corona Update- 20200319- Autoimmune Patient Meds

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Corona Update- 20200319- Autoimmune Patient Meds Let’s talk about the medications our rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, lupus, sjogrens, scleroderma, inflammatory arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, chrons disease, ulcerative colitis, and other autoimmune patients use and risks/benefits of continuing treatment in the setting of Corona/Covid19 virus outbreak.   :::::::::::::::::::_  

Welcome to Chicago Arthritis and Regenerative Medicine:
https://youtu.be/NNH9HRS2xXM
What to expect during your evaluation:
https://youtu.be/A1jjRJU6EEQ
Our Telehealth approach:
https://www.chicagoarthritis.com/telehealth-availability-and-plan-20200319/
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Corona virus Update- Telehealth Availability

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Corona virus Update- Telehealth Availability
With all the challenging news surrounding the Corona/Covid19 virus outbreak, the announcement by Medicare to cover telehealth new evaluations and follow up visits was a tremendous boost.

Please see the following videos for more information:
Welcome to Chicago Arthritis and Regenerative Medicine:
https://youu.be/NNH9HRS2xXM
What to expect during your evaluation:
https://youtu.be/A1jjRJU6EEQ

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***For evaluation and treatment at Chicago Arthritis and Regenerative Medicine:
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***About this video***
In this video Siddharth Tambar MD from Chicago Arthritis and Regenerative Medicine discusses Corona/Covid19 virus outbreak, telehealth, telemedicine, medicare.

#HighRiskCovid19

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#HighRiskCovid19
People who are at higher risk for acquiring the novel Corona virus and dying from it need to be recognized. #HighRiskCovid19
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MEDICAL ADVICE DISCLAIMER: All content in this message/video/audio broadcast and description including: infor­ma­tion, opinions, con­tent, ref­er­ences and links is for infor­ma­tional pur­poses only. The Author does not pro­vide any med­ical advice on the Site. Access­ing, viewing, read­ing or oth­er­wise using this content does NOT cre­ate a physician-patient rela­tion­ship between you and it’s author. Pro­vid­ing per­sonal or med­ical infor­ma­tion to the Principal author does not cre­ate a physician-patient rela­tion­ship between you and the Principal author or authors. Noth­ing con­tained in this video or it’s description is intended to estab­lish a physician-patient rela­tion­ship, to replace the ser­vices of a trained physi­cian or health care pro­fes­sional, or oth­er­wise to be a sub­sti­tute for pro­fes­sional med­ical advice, diag­no­sis, or treatment. You should con­sult a licensed physi­cian or appropriately-credentialed health care worker in your com­munity in all mat­ters relat­ing to your health.
***About this video***
In this video Siddharth Tambar MD from Chicago Arthritis and Regenerative Medicine discusses the novel Corona virus aka Covid19 virus and people who are at high risk.  #HighRiskCovid19

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