Patients Now Able to Determine If Symptoms Actually Represented a COVID-19 Infection
CHICAGO, IL, April 30, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — ImagineMD, a direct primary care medical practice focusing on cost-effective, highly personalized healthcare (for both employer groups and individuals) announced today that it now has the ability to test for antibodies against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
ImagineMD has partnered with Quest Diagnostics to make this test available to all its patients who’ve had symptoms consistent with COVID-19 since January 2020. ImagineMD elected to partner with Quest because of the organization’s outstanding test accuracy.
“Now patients will be able to determine if any symptoms they’ve had since January of 2020, that were consistent with COVID-19, actually represented a COVID-19 infection,” said Alex Lickerman, MD, Founder and CEO of ImagineMD. “Though we don’t know yet if a positive antibody test confers immunity to COVID-19, as we learn more about the disease, patients who know their antibody status will be better positioned to understand what emerging research directly applies to them. Also, some may want to donate their plasma for studies looking at treatments.”
To obtain a test, you must first be a patient of ImagineMD. If you’re not currently a patient, you can quickly sign up at www.imaginemd.net. ImagineMD patients need then only call their doctor to describe their past symptoms, and their doctor will schedule a time for them to come in to the ImagineMD offices to have their blood drawn. Results are typically available within two days.
ImagineMD offers both in-person and telehealth appointments, linking every patient directly with their own personal physician 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
ImagineMD provides extraordinary primary care service to patients to ensure improved health outcomes while lowering overall plan cost and represents a response to the growing dissatisfaction patients are feeling with the U.S. healthcare system. With significantly reduced patient panel sizes (600 patients per physician compared to 1,500-4,000 patients per physician in traditional fee-for-service practices), ImagineMD is able to offer its patients world-class medical care with world-class, personalized customer service.
ImagineMD is currently accepting new patients. Please visit www.imaginemd.net to learn more.
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