COVID-19 Blog

  • Keeping you Safe at McLeod from COVID-19

    While people may be anxious about their safety at a hospital during this pandemic, McLeod Regional Medical Center Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jeremy Robertson outlines the many steps McLeod Health has taken at its hospitals to keep you safe.

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  • Visitation Guidelines Keep You Safe From COVID-19

    McLeod is working hard to create a safe environment in its hospitals. Visitation guidelines are an important element of that effort. On the other hand, McLeod Regional Medical Center Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jeremy Robertson urges you not to delay going to the Emergency Department if you truly need it.

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  • What Do I Do If I Find a Breast Lump During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

    For a woman, finding a breast lump is never good news – especially so during this coronavirus pandemic. McLeod Cancer Specialist Dr. Donny Hyunh describes how he and his team can help.

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  • Breast Cancer During COVID-19

    The coronavirus (COVID-19) presents many issues for a woman with breast cancer. McLeod Cancer Specialist Dr. Donny Huynh describes options for them to consider.

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  • Answers About Pregnancy and COVID-19

    Nurse Practitioner Andi Atkins from McLeod Dillon OB/GYN answers questions regarding pregnancy and COVID-19.

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  • Visit your McLeod Physician From Home With Televisits

    Medical practices that are part of McLeod Physician Associates are now offering a way to “see” your physician or provider without leaving your house or sitting in a waiting room.

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  • Televisit with Your McLeod Physician During COVID-19 and Beyond

    McLeod physicians have adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic with innovative solutions, including Televisits through the McLeod Physicians patient portal, Medical Director of McLeod Physician Associates Dr. Richard Alexander explains.

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  • The Emergency Department and COVID-19

    Dr. Thomas Lewis Jr. cautions that rushing to the ED is not the first thing to do if you think you’re having symptoms and shares alternative ways to assess/diagnose your symptoms.
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  • Intensive Care and Coronavirus

    Intensive Care is the front line in the battle to return people to health from coronavirus. And McLeod Intensive Care Specialist Dr. Marwan Elya is there every day.

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  • Nine-Year-Old Maggie Asks Dr. Cress About Coronavirus

    Nine-year-old Maggie Williamson and her friends had some questions about coronavirus (COVID-19).  And she took them to McLeod Primary Care Physician Dr. Lyndsi Cress.

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  • A Message of Encouragement & Hope

    In these times of coronavirus, there can be uncertainty and anxiety. McLeod Health wanted to bring you a positive message by McLeod Health Chief Operating Officer Donna Isgett. This video will appear on WBTW’s “Count on Health” the week of April 6, 2020.

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  • Your Pregnancy and COVID-19

    Pregnancy can cause changes in a woman’s body and some of them may increase her risk of infection. Dr. Eric Coughlin of McLeod OB/GYN Associates explains COVID-19 and pregnancy risks and how pregnant women can protect themselves

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  • Diabetes Patients at Greater Risk of Complications from COVID-19

    People with Diabetes Mellitus may also have other medical problems, including high blood pressure, clogging of the blood vessels of the heart and low kidney function that puts them at a greater risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19.  To help you, Dr. Francesca Wilkins shares some tips and plans to keep yourself healthy while avoiding the need to use a biohazard bag.

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  • The Cancer Patient and COVID-19

    Cancer patients need to take extra precautions to protect themselves against COVID-19. McLeod Oncologist & Hematologist, Dr. Karim Tazi shares information that cancer patients need to know.

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  • Heart Patients and COVID-19: What You Need to Know

    People with heart disease may have a higher risk for complications from COVID-19. Here are some ways that can help those with heart conditions stay healthy during this outbreak.

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  • Talking to Kids About COVID-19

    Many parents are wondering how to bring up COVID-19 to their children in a way that will be reassuring. Dr. Benjamin Elder of McLeod Pediatric Associates offers some thoughts on how to talk to your children and tips to keep them busy.

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  • Talking to Kids About COVID-19, Part 2

    From the importance of handwashing and cleanliness to social distancing and reconnecting with family, McLeod Pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Elder has some more COVID-19 tips for children and their parents.

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