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COVID-19

Texas Pulmonary Institute -  - Pulmonary Medicine

Texas Pulmonary Institute

Pulmonary Medicine & Critical Care Medicine located in Port Arthur, TX

Virus-borne COVID-19 has caused a worldwide pandemic, causing over 607,000 deaths in the United States alone by mid-2021. At Texas Pulmonary Institute in Port Arthur, Texas, Roozbeh Sharif, MD, and the team specialize in acute and long-term care services to help you recover from COVID-19. Customized treatment plans focus on evidence-based medicines to treat the infection and preserve your lung function. The team also offers transitional services after you leave the hospital to ensure you receive the continued care you need. Call Texas Pulmonary Institute to schedule a COVID-19 consultation or book a consultation online today.

 

COVID-19 Q&A

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a highly contagious viral respiratory disease that spreads from person to person through infected droplets that you produce when you cough, speak, or sneeze.

The virus can cause a number of symptoms that range from mild to life-threatening. These symptoms can include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Body aches
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of taste or smell

More serious symptoms like respiratory failure and lung and heart damage can develop, especially in people over 65 and those who have compromised immune symptoms.

When should I seek medical assistance for COVID-19?

Many people are able to treat mild COVID-19 symptoms at home. However, you shouldn’t delay testing and treatment for COVID-19 if you experience trouble breathing, have chest pressure or pain, or if you feel confused or unable to stay awake.

The team at Texas Pulmonary Institute provides in-office COVID-19 testing to confirm you have the virus. If your test is positive, you need to isolate yourself away from others and manage your symptoms with over-the-counter medications, fluids, and rest.

If you have difficulty breathing, seek immediate medical attention at the nearest hospital or by calling 911.

What COVID-19 treatments are available?

The team at Texas Pulmonary Institute provides comprehensive COVID-19 care in-office to protect your lung function and overall health.

They use evidence-based medications for acute COVID-19 management. The team also provides a state-of-the-art transitional interdisciplinary clinic on-site to help you recover from COVID-19 after your discharge from the hospital. They focus on rehabilitating your lungs and reducing future risk for complications.

The team can also provide guidance to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to others. They recommend that you self-isolate if you’re feeling sick or have contact with a person who has been diagnosed with the virus. 

You should also get the COVID-19 vaccine to slow the spread of the virus and reduce the severity of your symptoms if you contract the virus.

If you’re unable to receive the vaccine because of existing health issues, the team at Texas Pulmonary Institute offers resources to keep you safe.

Learn more about the available options for testing and treating COVID-19 by calling Texas Pulmonary Institute or by booking a consultation online today.