But with physical/social distancing and self-quarantine now becoming everyday terms for the average family, it’s difficult to avoid feelings of isolation and anxiety. It’s also challenging to focus on taking care of your physical health.
Bernard Lenchitz, MD, vice president of the UC Health Primary Care Network and professor of medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, knows these strict measures are difficult, but they will make a significant impact on preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). He has also seen firsthand how UC Health has taken every precaution to prepare for the pandemic.
“For nearly three weeks now, UC Health has been working non-stop to develop a clear direction to address this pandemic locally,” said Dr. Lenchitz, who’s been a primary care physician for 30 years. “We’re trying to slow the transmission, no matter how painful it is. If we do that, I think we can flatten the curve,” that is, reduce the rate of spread of the disease.
Dr. Lenchitz continues to work closely with UC Health’s primary care physicians to ensure patients receive the highest quality care while ensuring everyone’s safety. Most appointments are temporarily being done virtually. While many physicians work independently, they are continuing to collaborate together frequently to deliver patients the care they need.