Take Care of yourself
COVID 19 Information
We are concerned about your health.
NEW - Please take our survey every other day re. your symptoms so I can let you know if COVID 19 is spreading in our community.
Click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8B5KP7T
Do you want to get screened for COVID 19? Check out this questionnaire (it has lots of useful information) https://covid19toronto.ca/
Under the advice of Public Health we are going to try to limit visits to Urgent issues only until May.
If you need health advise or think your condition could be managed without a visit please send a detailed email to us and we will do our best to respond. Be sure to include all your symptoms. For each symptoms please outline how long it has been going on. What makes it worse, what makes it better. What treatments you have tried.
Instructions for Appointments.
If you have an appointment Please stay in your car until you are cleared to come in.
Please call from your car when you arrive ( 705 514 0165 ) if there is no answer leave a message with your name and version code from you health card, and your cell phone number.
Kate will call you when you can come in for your appointment.
Before coming in please use alcohol hand sanitizer.
Do not touch your face while in the office. If you have a cough please wear a mask or cover your mouth with a scarf.
Refills of medications
Please request that your pharmacy fax us for any refills and we will be happy to do it by fax. (try to do it at least 2 weeks in advance). Pharmacists can give you an emergency refill without authorization from me up to 30 days.
All controlled substances: narcotics, benzodiazepines and ADHD medications have to be refilled in person.
Please don't shake hands.
Do this Thai Greeting instead! When I was in Thailand it was a very friendly way to greet people and it is definitely more hygienic than a handshake.
sah wah dee khrap
I have been studying the COVID 19 pandemic. If the models in Europe and Asia are going to be the same in Canada, we are about to see an exponential increase in the amount of Coronavirus cases. There is no need to panic if you are healthy. Even if you are not healthy and over the age of 65 you don’t need to panic if you follow this advice: (If you are over the age of 65 or have multiple health problems especially lung or are immunocompromised please stay home and avoid public spaces.)
If you have a fever Or flu like symptoms including cough, runny nose, muscle or body aches, sore throat or headaches do not go to public spaces.
When you're out and about:
• Don’t touch your face or nose
• avoiding shaking hands
• practice proper hygiene
• use alcohol hand sanitizer frequently
Proper hygiene can help reduce the risk of infection or spreading infection to others:
• wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the washroom and when preparing food. Wash your hands when returning to your car from a store and when you return home.
o use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available
• when coughing or sneezing:
o cough or sneeze into a tissue or the bend of your arm, not your hand
o dispose of any tissues you have used as soon as possible in a lined waste basket and wash your hands afterwards
• avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands. This means do not touch your face if you are out and about.
• clean the following high-touch surfaces frequently with regular household cleaners (eg lysol wipes) or diluted bleach (1 part bleach to 9 parts water):
o door handles
o television remotes
When meeting other people at an event or at work
• discourage attendees from sharing food or drinks
• increase social distance between others (ideally to 6 feet- 2 metres)
Stay healthy! Don't stress - go for walks outside there are lots of trails. You are unlikely to get it walking in nature.
IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO THE CORONAVIRUS PLEASE REVIEW:
How to self monitor your symptoms:
How to self isolate:
Advice for close contacts:
Are you worried you have COVID-19 ? See the most common symptoms:
Of note: most people will have a fever and a dry cough. A runny nose is not common.
Close to 90% of cases had a fever and two-thirds had a dry cough.
The third most common symptom was fatigue. Almost 40% of cases suffered from it.
‘Sputum production’ was experienced by every third person. Sputum is not saliva. It is a thick mucus which is coughed up from the lungs (see here).
Many of the most common symptoms are shared with those of the common flu or cold. So it is also good to know which common symptoms of the common flu or the common cold are not symptoms of COVID-19.
COVID-19 infection seems to rarely cause a runny nose.
3498 Shadow Creek Rd
Monday - Friday:
9-12 and 1-5
Dr. Jeff Pitcher
Our office is open Monday to Friday 9-5 with lunch from 12-1pm.
Dr Pitcher is in the office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and is available for home visits on Thursdays and Fridays.
Feel free to contact via email or telephone.
Home Visits available to those who can't get out.