Insight Monthly: May 2020
Greetings to our Insight family!
Welcome to our newsletter!
We have created this as a way to share important information with you, whether it be health news, current happenings in our practice, or tips to keep you healthy. We hope that you will find it to be informative.
What a whirlwind this month has been, Covid-19 has caused a disruption in all of our lives. How are you managing the changes in your day-to-day life? Here at Insight, we have been working hard to implement new technologies to help improve your overall care experience.
As you may know, we have limited our in-person appointments to only those that are absolutely necessary. Luckily, we are able to conduct the majority of our appointments through phone calls and video chat via our new telemedicine platform.
We hope that you are staying well and encourage you to schedule a telehealth visit.
The State of Covid-19
As we continue to adapt to life during a pandemic, we must stay well-informed on what we can do on an individual level to support “getting back to normal”. Social distancing is the most important thing you can do to protect yourself and those around you, even as some governments are advocating for reopening. It’s important to note that the U.S. does not yet have the critical testing and tracing procedures needed to fully reopen the nation’s economy.
Telehealth at Insight Life Care
You can call, text, or video chat Dr. Nussbaum at any time as a part of your Insight Life Care membership. We have expanded our virtual services by implementing a secure, easy-to-use telemedicine platform. We strongly encourage you to schedule an appointment so we can visit, evaluate and see how you are doing. Please do not forego any appointments right now because you feel they may not be ‘necessary’. At this time, staying connected with your doctor is more important than ever.
Remote Patient Monitoring
We are now offering state of the art, in-home monitoring and evaluation capabilities for patients at a level that few organizations provide, for little to no cost! This is a great way to protect and enhance your health, avoid unnecessary trips to hospitals and clinics, and stay in touch with your care team. We can monitor blood pressure, pulse, oxygen saturation, and electrocardiograms. Call our office to learn more about the options available to you.
Tips for Managing Isolation
This is a stress inducing time for everyone where uncertainty is often gasoline to the fire of anxiety. To help minimize this and adapt, realize it is normal that we feel at times overly focused on the threat. First, realize the worst-case scenarios are much less likely to occur. Second, create a good routine and stick with it to help return structure and stability to your life. Third, innovate ways to socially interact with those outside of your home – via phone, web, or other socially distanced methods. These interactions help us to release stress.