5/20/20  NIHA Office Status:

Many patients have scheduled a telemedicine virtual visit with a National Integrative Health Associates doctor from the comfort and safety of their home. We are able to provide continuity of care to current patients as well as assess new patients through this tool during the Coronavirus pandemic.

  • Dr. Kannankeril is available for in-office visits and telemedicine visits.
  • Dr. Coy Roskosky, Chiropractor, is scheduling appointments for Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
  • The Lab is open 9 am-4:30 pm Monday-Thursday for patients with an active IV or lab order from a physician. Full PPE (personal protective equipment) and hygiene measures are in place.
  • LabCorp at NIHA is open.
  • Mobile Lab Services are now available for patients in the DMV area. Hunt Medical Services will come to your house wearing PPE (personal protective equipment). Contact your doctor's coordinator to inquire about this service.
  • All patients are screened for risk assessment prior to coming to the office and before entry for symptoms and COVID-19 exposure. (details below)

 

To Schedule a Telemedicine Appointment CLICK HERE

or CALL 202-237-7000 ext. 0

 

TELEMEDICINE APPOINTMENTS

  • The Medical doctors are doing TELEMEDICINE visits for current and new patients.
  • Telemedicine has recently been approved by most insurance companies. Check with your insurance company to verify you will be reimbursed for a telemedicine visit. 

 

PHYSICIANS OFFERING SPECIAL PRICING for TELEMEDICINE VISITS:

 

The Importance of Wearing a Face Mask

 

Tips for your Virtual Visit
  • Schedule your appointment as you normally would, by phone or appointment request.
  • We use Doxy.me as our preferred platform, which is HIPAA-compliant and protects your privacy. There is no need to download any software prior to the appointment – we will provide you with a link to access the call with your doctor.
  • You can use any smartphone, but we recommend using a computer for the highest quality. Recommended web browsers are Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. 
  • Check your audio and video settings before your appointment.
 
Our Office is Open for Urgent Visits
 

The NIHA office is open for urgent Medical and Dental and Chiropractic visits. These visits are scheduled on a case-by-case basis, typically following a phone call.  For your safety, and the safety of our patients and staff, All patients are screened for risk assessment prior to coming to the office, and before entry, and must answer the following questions:

  • Do you have a fever?
  • Do you have a cough or are you having difficulty breathing?
  • Do you have any known or suspected contact with someone with COVID-19?

We respectfully ask that if you answer "yes" to any of these questions -for symptoms or exposure- that you quarantine at home and call your local health department. Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Some people may be asymptomatic and able to spread virus.

Insurance Claims

 
Once complete, services rendered during your telemedicine visit will be coded appropriately and insurance claim forms will be mailed to you for submission to your insurance company for reimbursement. Many rules and regulations restricting the use of telehealth have been waived during the COVID-19 pandemic to allow patients to access medical care from their home. Patients are responsible for any charges deemed their responsibility by their insurance provider.
 
 

To Schedule a Telemedicine Appointment CLICK HERE

or CALL 202-237-7000 ext. 0

 
 

Helpful Information from the Practitioners:

Dr. Cohen- Letter to Patients for Telemedicine

Dr. Frandsen- Letter to Patients for Telemedicine

Dr. Gant's Preventive Support for Virus & Flu 

Dr. Gant- Information on Vitamin C IV     

Dr. Cohen- Prevention & Wellness During COVID-19

What Dr. McClure Does to Stay Healthy

Kuno Bachbauer's webinar & guided meditation- Staying Sane in a World in Upheaval

 

To Schedule a Telemedicine Appointment CLICK HERE or CALL 202-237-7000 ext. 0

 

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March 18, 2020

Dear NIHA Patients,                                                            

We know this has been a very trying and confusing time for many and we want you to know that NIHA medical, dental and other services remain open with the intention of best serving you.  We care deeply about your health and are here to care for you.

National Integrated Health Associates is closely monitoring the evolving situation for the Coronavirus, COVID-19. We are vigilant for the safety of our staff and patients and conduct a risk assessment on patients prior to coming to the office.

Guidance for Appointments 

For the protection of our other patients and our dedicated staff, we are asking that all patients planning to come into our office stop before reaching the front desk to answer the following questions:

  • Do you have a fever?
  • Do you have a cough or are you having difficulty breathing?
  • Do you have any known or suspected contact with some with COVID-19?

Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. These symptoms can range from mild to severe and include exposure.

Any office visits that can be done via Skype, Zoom or telephone that do not require an in-person visit are encouraged.  If your insurance company normally reimburses your office visits, please check to see if they will cover telemedicine appointments as well.

Our lab continues to be open at this time as well, for testing (LabCorp and specialty testing, not COVID-19) as well as for IV therapies. 

Coronavirus Testing

For anyone interested in Coronavirus testing, we are directing patients to GW’s Ambulatory Care Center at 22nd & I St NW (https://www.gwdocs.com/locations/downtown-2120-l-street/).

Protect Yourself and Others

We are following all recommended CDC guidelines at this time and encourage all patients to do the same. 

Thorough 20-second hand washing, social distancing and self-isolation remain the best ways to prevent transmission of this virus. 

Our staff is regularly sanitizing all surfaces in the office, including door handles, chairs, countertops, examination tables and bathrooms.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Do not share glasses, eating utensils, water bottles, etc. 
  • Practice social distancing and self-isolation as recommended by the CDC

It is important to keep your immune system as healthy as possible during this stressful time.  Focus on the basics of drinking plenty of water, getting plenty of sleep, eating a healthy diet low in sugar, getting moderate amounts of exercise, engaging in stress reduction (including meditation and deep breathing), and getting as much fresh air as possible given that we are all mostly indoors during this time.

If you have any questions about this virus, please see the CDC website for a wealth of up-to-date information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/

If you have any further questions or concerns, please call us at 202-237-7000 to arrange a virtual appointment with your practitioner.

As always, we are here to help and wish you and your family good health.

Sincerely,
The NIHA Medical and Dental teams

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Stay informed with up-to-date information

John Hopkins Live Map (Global Tracking):Coronavirus COVID-19 (2019-nCoV)
Washington, DC Dept of Health:https://coronavirus.dc.gov/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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