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There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to contraception and your hormones. Let’s find the option that’s best for you.
Did you know that most medical aids pay for certain yearly tests out of your risk benefit? Why not get your yearly medical done at your doctor? Depending on your age and risk factors, we can perform all your tests for you. As a Discovery provider, I also provide your yearly Vitality tests.
Certain chronic conditions require specific tests that are paid out of your chronic benefit. We perform most tests, including blood tests we send to the pathology lab, saving you time, while preventing or slowing disease.
Stitches, mole removal, papsmeers, and ingrown toenail removal. Enquire about the many services we provide, including insurance medicals.
The newest guidelines recommend that you quarantine if you were in close contact with some bod ywho tested positive for COVID-19 for 10 days since contact (some workplaces still recommend 14 days). This means NO SHOPPING, NO GOING TO THE OFFICE, NO VISITING FRIENDS OR RECEIVING VISITORS! If you need a doctor’s note to state that you need to quarantine you are welcome to email me at email@example.com.
If you do develop symptoms during quarantine such as fever, chills, headache, sore throat, coughing,shortness of breath, body aches, cold symptoms or a loss of sense of smell, you are welcome tomake a video or telephonic appointment where we can discuss the symptoms, treatment and testing.
To make an appointment please phone our receptionists at 012 072 0032.
Please note that testing is only recommended after a few days- the risk of a false negative result is less after 3 or 4 days. If your symptoms are so severe that you need hospital admission, testing will be done there. For admission please go to your nearest emergency room and if you phone the ambulance make sure they know you might have COVID-19.
If no symptoms developed in the 10 days you can go back to work, taking care to avoid contact with people who may have COVID-19.
The NICD website has a lot of information on how to quarantine and isolate at home.
At the moment our pathology labs are very busy, and testing needs to be prioritised. We have been asked by the laboratories to help with this. Hospital admissions, healthcare workers and people with severe symptoms and co-morbidities are prioritised. People with milder symptoms are next in line and the time until the results come out varies depending on the number of tests at that time.
If you know you were in contact with a positive COVID-19 case and develop symptoms while in quarantine, we will discuss the symptoms and what to do telephonically or via video consult and I will send a testing referral – NB! EVEN IF THE TEST COMES BACK AS NEGATIVE / NOT DETECTED YOU WILL HAVE TO REMAIN IN ISOLATION FOR 14 DAYS AFTER YOUR SYMPTOMS STARTED BECAUSE A TEST MAY GIVE A FALSE NEGATIVE RESULT.
If you develop symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 but you are unsure if you were in contact with a positive COVID-19 case, you are still welcome to make an appointment for a telephonic or video consult- we will discuss your symptoms, treatment and danger signs and I usually suggest that we book you off from work to isolate and if the symptoms are not improving by D3/D4 to go for testing and complete isolation (depending on the symptoms and workplace policy).
Quarantine is when you were exposed to the virus and isolate yourself because you do not know if you contracted the virus (and can still spread it before you even start to show symptoms or even when you have no symptoms). The newest studies show that if you were in direct contact with a positive case and contract the virus you will start to show symptoms by day 10.
Isolation is when you test positive for COVID-19 and isolate yourself to not spread the virus (even if you do not have any symptoms and tested positive, you can still spread the virus!!). Isolation is 14 days after symptoms started and you were able to manage at home, or 14 days after you came off oxygen in hospital. This is because repeat testing before going back to work is not advisable as viral DNA can still be detected even if the virus is inactive or dead and studies have shown that after an isolation period of 14 days you won’t spread the virus
Yes, you can. Most people do develop antibodies after they were infected but there is no guarantee how long this immunity may last.Thank you very much for doing what you can to flatten the curve! That means using masks, physical distancing, washing and sanitizing our hands - and a quarantine of 10 days if we have been in high risk contact.
Dr Janine Raubenheimer