MENTAL HEALTH

DIET

  • Stay at home to reduce the risk of exposure/contagion
  • Strengthen your lungs to help improve your ability to fight the virus!
  • ​Shop local - ​Help support the local business who have been directly impacted by this situation as much as you can
  • Check on family and friends (call, text, FaceTime)
    • Some people struggle with isolation so it's important to reach out and stay connected

IMMUNE BOOSTING VITAMINS

Orthomolecular Medicine News Service and the International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine urge a nutrient-based method to strengthen the immune system against viruses. The following supplemental levels are recommended for adults; for children reduce these in proportion to body weight:

  • Vitamin C: 3,000 milligrams (or more) daily, in divided doses.
  • Vitamin D3: 2,000 International Units daily. (Start with 5,000 IU/day for two weeks, then reduce to 2,000)
  • Magnesium: 400 mg daily (in citrate, malate, chelate, or chloride form)
  • Zinc: 20 mg daily
  • Selenium: 100 mcg (micrograms) daily


We  have partnered with Ortho Molecular Products to offer our patients top quality vitamins/supplements. They pride themselves on using quality formulations that are evidence-based and utilize advanced processes and manufacturing to ensure you receive the best quality product to help you get better faster. 


Click here to order your prescription grade vitamin/supplements online. 



WHAT YOU CAN DO

TIPS & SYMPTOMS

COUGH MEDICATIONS


The following is the 5 most commons ingredients explained:

  • Expectorants
    • Works by affecting the production, consistency, and clearance of mucus in various ways. Guaifenesin is most common ingredient (i.e. Mucinex)
  • Suppressants
    • ​​Suppress the cough reflex in the brain. Dextromethorphan is most common ingredient. (i.e. Delsym)
  • Decongestants
    • C​onstricts blood vessels, which shrinks swollen membranes and allows more air to pass through nasal passages. Pseudoephedrine and phenylephrine are most common ingredients. (i.e. Sudafed, Coricidin)
  • Antihistamine
    • ​​For hay fever or allergies, they block histamines. For common cold, they prevent neurotransmitter activity that decreases the secretion of mucus and widening airways. (i.e. Zyrtec, Claritin, Allegra)
  • Analgesics or pain relievers
    • ​​Many OTC cold medications contain acetaminophen. While they contain relatively low doses, if combined with supplemental acetaminophen, there is a risk for liver damage or failure.


Click here to learn more about cough medications?

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Information

KEEPING CLEAN AND SAFE

Dr. Jeffrey VanWingen M.D. gives great insight and shares steps for how to practice "sterile technique" when you go grocery shopping.

The EPA maintains a list of disinfectant products that meet their criteria for use against COVID-19.


Please visit their site for a list of these products which are continually being updated.

We are monitoring the COVID-19/Coronavirus situation closely and will be keeping this page up to date as we receive information. Please visit our Facebook page and follow our daily FaceBook live broadcast sessions where we will review the latest information and will answer your questions and concerns.


We'd like to take a moment to thank our fellow healthcare workers who are fighting this battle each day. Not only do they risk their lives, but they sacrifice their family as well. Please stop and thank them every opportunity that you get.

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COVID-19/CORONAVIRUS FAQs

GROCERY SHOPPING

TESTING LOCATIONS

INFORMATION AND RELIABLE RESOURCES

CLEANING

RELIABLE SOURCES

It’s normal to feel sad, stressed, confused or scared during this time. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health, so be sure to take care of yourself, stay connected with friends/family, follow reputable sources of news, and focus on what you can control. 


GET HELP:

  • Take our ConnectedMind mental health digital evaluation by calling our office: 972-581-9800 
    • We have partnered with ConnectedMindin order to provide patients with a thorough mental health screening as part of their overall health and wellbeing. ConnectedMind is a digital evaluation tool consisting of 8 questions that screens for 6 mental health conditions: Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, Somatic Symptom Disorder, Substance Use Disorder, and ADHD. 
  • If you need to speak with a specialist or counselor, Dr. Michelle Di Paolo with Underwood Counseling is happy to discuss
  • Call the mental health hotline at any time: 214-743-1215​.

The following is a list of testing locations that we are aware of. Please keep in mind that more will be popping up as the counties get organized. You will also see private groups offering testing. 



​*Please be sure to call ahead before you go for testing