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A 59-year-old female asked:

how can you get medical care when all this is going on? i was supposed to have my yearly mammogram in april and have to wait till may, supposed to do pt on my shoulders but i heard i cant, also, was supposed to have a knee surgery and i cant do that

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Telemedicine: You can have live consults with a doctor on this site for your new and ongoing medical conditions. As for the mammogram, unless you feel a lump or have a history of cancer or biopsies, that will have to wait until the crisis is over. Fro the knee surgery, if it is for a replacement for arthritis, that must wait because it's rarely urgent. No elective surgeries at this time.
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Essential care only!: You do not want to increase your chance of getting COVID-19. All elective (non-emergent) medical care has been postponed till the pandemic is over: this is for your protection and also to conserve essential medical supplies for those who need emergent care. Be glad you do not need emergent medical care right now! If you do, you can get that kind of care. Here's hoping that you don't!
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Provided original answer
Thanks for the Thank You note! Hunker down and stay safe at home till this is over!
Apr 13, 2020
Dr. Adam Elisha
Rheumatology 7 years experience
Count your blessings: All of this can be delayed without high risk or negative sequelae. Count your blessings you don’t need emergent care at present time.

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