If you or a loved one have tested positive for COVID-19 or believe you have been exposed, Dr. Bruce Ruben will gladly consult with you over the phone or by video conferencing! As a board-certified Infectious Disease Specialist, Dr. Ruben has prepared his entire career to deal. with infectious disease and pandemics like the one we find ourselves in now.
COVID-19 is not unfamiliar to Dr. Ruben. He has taken the time to study the virus and its affects. Dr. Ruben has done research not only on how to treat and cure the virus, but he’s also studied the successes that other countries have had against COVID-19 and has prepared to do the same!
Using this knowledge he gained from research, Dr. Ruben has decided to offer free telemedicine consults. This means if you need to be seen by Dr. Ruben, you don’t need to come into our office. We’ll conduct a virtual appointment for the health and safety of you, other patients, and of our staff.
For our patients who are still being seen for maladies other than COVID-19, our office has been sanitized to create a safe and worry-free environment for all. We are professionals when it comes to protecting from and preventing contagion, so you can feel rest assured that our office is a safe place to be treated, even in this time of uncertainty!
Remember, if you have tested positive for COVID-19 and are not hospital-bound, you should first call our office! Dr. Ruben, as an Infectious Disease Specialist, can provide specified treatments for you while helping you avoid the need for a hospital stay! According to the CDC, hospitals have a very high rate of Healthcare-Acquired Infections. Which means just by being admitted, you are increasing your risk of additional infections by 5-10% (depending on the hospital). Don’t take the risk! Call Dr. Ruben today!
If you have the following symptoms; fever, cough and shortness of breath, you should call your primary care physician or call Dr. Ruben directly. Your physician will direct you on whether or not you should be tested for COVID-19. If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19, you should seek emergency medical attention immediately. The emergency warning signs are as follows, according to the CDC:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
Again, Dr. Ruben is ready and willing to help. He and our staff are prepared to help. Please consult your doctor if you believe you should be tested and if you test positive for COVID-19 at any time, call Encompass Healthcare & Dr. Bruce Ruben!
For more information and recent updates on the COVID-19 virus, check the CDC’s website www.cdc.gov