Covid-19 Specialist

Board Certified Family Medicine Physician & A Private Medical Practice in Troy, MI

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Covid-19 services offered in Troy, MI

As COVID infections continue to impact communities around the world, having access to the best testing and treatment services is essential. Board-certified family medicine specialist Gheith Yousif, MD, and the team at Carecore Health Center perform onsite PCR and rapid testing, as well as monoclonal infusions to treat COVID-19, and Evusheld injection to protect against COVID-19 at the clinic in Troy, Michigan. To learn more, call Carecore Health Center or schedule an appointment online today.

Covid-19 Q & A

What is COVID?

COVID-19 is a potentially serious respiratory disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, a type of coronavirus. The infection spreads through airborne droplets or from touching surfaces that contain the virus. What makes COVID difficult to treat is because of its contagious nature. COVID can spread quickly and often affects individuals differently.

What are the symptoms of COVID?

Symptoms of COVID vary from person to person and can range from very mild to extremely severe. While the infection primarily affects the respiratory system, it can attack other parts of your body as well. Common symptoms of COVID include:

  • Persistent cough
  • Fever
  • Headaches
  • Nasal congestion or runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Muscle aches
  • Chills
  • Lost sense of taste and smell
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Shortness of breath

Individuals with compromised immune systems, such as older adults, are especially vulnerable to severe symptoms from COVID-19.

How quickly will I develop symptoms from COVID?

Most people experience COVID symptoms about 2-14 days after infection. In many cases, symptoms develop within five days. You’re at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19 if you:

  • Are over the age of 60
  • Have a pre-existing medical condition
  • Have been in contact with someone who has a confirmed case of COVID
  • Have recently traveled to an area with a high rate of COVID infections

Children and young adults are not immune to COVID-19, so it’s important to remain aware of the early warning signs.

How is COVID diagnosed?

Carecore Health Center offers two types of COVID testing:

PCR test

A polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test is a highly accurate method to detect viral genetic COVID-19 material. The team can perform a nasal swab, saliva test, or blood test to screen for COVID. Most people receive PCR test results within 24 hours.

Rapid test

A rapid test collects mucus or saliva from your nose and throat and produces accurate results within 15 minutes or less. Rapid tests are not always as conclusive as PCR tests, but they are more accurate in individuals already experiencing COVID symptoms.

What are the treatments for COVID?

While many COVID patients recover on their own with proper rest, fluid intake, and over-the-counter (OTC) cold and flu medicine, some people require professional medical care. Carecore Health Center offers monoclonal infusions to treat patients with persistent COVID symptoms.

Monoclonal infusions use laboratory-made antibodies to fight COVID infections, similar to your body’s natural immune system.

To learn more about COVID, call Carecore Health Center or schedule an appointment online today.