COVID-19 Updates

POST-COVID MODIFICATIONS

Our practice is taking several precautions to ensure the health and safety of our patients and employees while offering a modified scope of services.

TELEHEALTH

CONSULTATIONS

IMOC will continue to offer telemedicine to our patients at this time and will resume office consultations when deemed safe. As a medical facility we are an “essential business,” however we have elected to temporarily limit office appointments for the safety of patients and staff. We will begin to open the office in stages.

Please call (949) 398-7444 + Option 4 to book your TeleHealth consultation today!

SUPPLEMENTS

Supplements will continue to be available for shipment or pickup.

To place an order, please contact the IMOC team at (949) 398-7444 + Option 3 or email us at store@integrativemedoc.com.

BLOOD DRAWS

A limited portion of our office is now open for blood draws.

In addition to the above modifications, we have adopted extensive safety protocols within our office as part of our “Soft Opening.”

FACE COVERING

All visitors will be required to wear a face covering.

Staff providing patient care will be wearing N95 or equivalent.

PRESCREENING

Each visitor’s temperature will be taken prior to entering the office.

If you are experiencing symptoms, please be mindful not to come inside the office.

HANDS

Hand sanitizer and gloves will be provided to each visitor, if needed.

LIMITING GUESTS

We are limiting the number of patients scheduled at any given time. In an effort to eliminate the use of the waiting room, we kindly ask that you enter the office alone.

AIR PURIFICATION

As an added precaution, we are using the Molekule Air purification system to filter out airborne viruses, bacteria, fungi and pollen.

OFFICE CLEANING

Rigorous cleaning practices will be utilized between each visitor.

The office will be thoroughly disinfected including all surfaces and equipment.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Please practice healthy lifestyle choices to strengthen your immunity and help alleviate stress such as, walking, singing, gardening, cooking, painting, reading, writing poetry, playing the ukulele, and reconnecting with your inner child during this quiet time of reflection. Daily alarming updates about this virus have saturated TV, radio & social media platforms, placing a toll on our adrenal system and further weakening our immunity. Breathing, meditation and adrenal support are recommended at this time.

BREATHE

3-Minute Mindful Breathing Meditation (Relieve Stress)

HYDRATE

Attempt to drink one half your body weight in ounces daily. (0.5 ounce of water for each pound of your body weight every day, i.e: 100lbs = 50oz)

DIET

See attached document for IMOC’s Anti Inflammatory diet

MEDITATE

Calm or Insight Timer

SLEEP

By 9 PM to kick-start the nocturnal detoxification cycle

CDC.GOV

For more information on the virus, symptoms and recommendations regarding healthy lifestyle choices from the CDC, please see below.

SYMPTOMS PER CDC

Symptoms appearing, on average, as early as 2 days or as late as 14 days post-exposure to the virus include but are not limited to:

Or, at least two of these symptoms:

Other symptoms include but are not limited to:

Seek immediate medical attention if you are experiencing any of the following per CDC guidelines:

CDC LIFESTYLE GUIDELINES

EXERCISE

CDC recommends adults to engage in 150 minutes weekly of moderate intensity aerobic activity such as brisk walking. The good news is that you can spread your activity out during the week, so you don’t have to do it all at once. Children and adolescents should have 60 minutes or more of physical activity per day.

SLEEP

CDC recommended # of hours of sleep per day by age


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