I’m Bryan Fine, MD, MPH, CEO & Founder of Percentric. This e-newsletter – always evolving – focuses on both non-COVID-19 and COVID-19 health concerns.
1. Heartburn v Chest Pain
We don’t want people with real emergencies avoiding healthcare. An example of a space that can be challenging even in the best of times is Heartburn v Chest Pain. Mayo Clinic has summarized it nicely here. One quick tip: If it comes and goes with something identifiable – like a medication or meal – it is more likely (but not always) Heartburn, while if it lingers / is unexplained / feels like squeezing or pressure on your chest, seek out care immediately. Don’t die at home with something preventable, please.
2. Virginia Stay-At-Home Order
Governor Northam has issued a stay-at-home order until June 10th. This is a measure to help flatten the curve. Continue to stay cautious but calm. Use good hand hygiene and avoid touching your face with dirty hands.