AssociatesMD, a primary care and specialty medical group with more than 20 locations in South Florida, is helping to set the groundwork for getting Floridians back to life as we knew it by offering drive-thru COVID-19 viral nasal swab testing for those with and without symptoms, at their Cypress Creek Testing Center, 2122 NW 62nd Ft. Lauderdale, 1.844.954.3627. https://associatesmd.com/covid-19-information/.
Felipe Lafratta, CEO of AssociatesMD, says, “Because testing is the cornerstone of getting us back to life before COVID-19, AssociatesMD is pleased to offer this essential test to all people, with or without novel coronavirus COVID-19 symptoms, and, whether or not they have insurance, there are no out of pocket fees.”
In addition to testing, ongoing screening for COVID-19 symptoms is also vital.
Underscoring the importance of screening, AssociatesMD Chief Medical Officer Juana Sofia Recabarren, MD, says, “AssociatesMD physicians have developed and implemented rigorous COVID-19 screening protocols, not only for our patients, but also for our employees to ensure patient safety.”
In the wake of the COVID-19 emergency, AssociatesMD remains open but has greatly expanded its telemedicine services to provide virtual care for easy, personalized, cost effective, and timely access to quality healthcare, especially for those at-risk and medically vulnerable. Telemedicine is an increasingly important part of our American healthcare infrastructure, used as an adjunct to face-to-face interactions with healthcare providers. https://associatesmd.com/telemedicine/.
Following a call to AssociatesMD, a telemedicine visit is arranged, and then an appointment is set, with testing available Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Test results, including COVID-19 education, are available within 48-72 hours. https://associatesmd.com/locations/.
According to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, “Testing provides the critical help for business to reopen and allows the state to gauge if the infection rate in our community remains low or whether we need to readjust our plans because of a rebound in the virus’ presence.”
AssociatesMD was quick to adopt CDC and Florida state recommended aggressive precautions to keep patients and the community safe, including providing checkpoint screenings, PPE to staff and patients, and launching a COVID-19 specific educational website page. https://associatesmd.com/covid-19-helpful-videos/.
“Offering drive-thru testing is the next step in keeping AssociatesMD patients and Broward County safe,” says Dr. Recabarren.
Adds Dr. Recabarren, “AssociatesMD exists to serve our community’s health needs, and as such our patient’s safety and wellbeing is our primary concern. Our dedicated team strives each day to stay on top of the science and adjust quickly to changes in recommendations from the health authorities. Our patients can always count on us to do everything possible to safeguard their wellbeing – more than words, it’s our promise.”
AssociatesMD is one of the largest primary care and specialty medical groups in South Florida, caring for patients at more than 20 locations with unwavering compassion and uncompromised dedication to excellence. AssociatesMD also offers telemedicine services to connect patients to AssociatesMD health care professionals. www.associatesmd.com.