I made the difficult decision to increase social distancing in my private practice. As a whole, we must do this to flatten the curve of new infections from the coronavirus. Right now, if we don’t our health care system and workers will be over whelmed. I felt I needed to do my part and have moved my practice to a HIPPA compliant video tele-health platform. If this creates a hardship for anyone in my practice I am asking you to call me and we will come up with an alternative plan. My hope is this will be short and we will resume our face to face meetings once things have settled down.
Worrying Increases Cortisol Levels
Staying calm is something you can do to boost your immune system. Stress and anxiety increase cortisol levels and is not good for our immune systems. Good self care is very important right now. Meditate, knit, bake, paint or watch movies. If you can, stay connected with loved ones. If watching the news heightens your anxiety-turn it off! Stay calm and wash your hands!