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This week on MD for Moms, I interview two physicians who are treating COVID19 patients, Dr. Sandra (Sandy) Sicular and Dr. Shaline Rao about their experiences on the front lines of the current pandemic. Misinformation about COVID19 runs rampant and Dr.’s Rao and Sicular separate fact from fiction and clarify the reality of why COVID19 must be taken seriously. They explain the value of social distancing and why it is important to heed the recommendations put forth by the CDC, Federal, State and Local governments.
We delve into when to stay home if you are feeling sick and when to go to the ER, plus symptom treatment from home, including whether Advil (ibuprofen) is or isn’t safe. Did you know that loss of smell and taste are common initial symptoms of COVID19? It’s a true and little known symptom to look out for… of course, not everyone has it, but what are some symptoms that are more common and what are less frequent?
Initially older people, plus those with asthma and other respiratory illnesses were considered high risk, but now reports are coming out about healthy people in their 20’s and 30’s getting very sick and even dying. How about kids and teenagers? Is anyone truly safe? Answers to all of these questions and more this week on a very special, very important MD for Moms.
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Dr. Sandra (Sandy) Sicular is a board certified emergency medicine physician with 10 years of clinical experience. She completed her training at University Hospital in Newark, NJ and has worked at several hospitals in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Westchester. She currently practices at Robert Wood Johnson Rahway Hospital in NJ.
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Dr. Shaline Rao is triple board certified in Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, and in Internal Medicine. She is the Director of the Heart Failure Program at Bellevue Hospital Center and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at NYU Langone Health Tisch Hospital. She graduated from New York University School of Medicine, completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Johns Hopkins and finished two fellowships at Columbia University: Cardiovascular Diseases followed by Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant.