Covid Testing

CoreMed Plus is a leading healthcare provider that offers a comprehensive range of medical services to patients of all ages. With a team of experienced healthcare professionals, state-of-the-art facilities, and the latest medical technologies, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality care possible.

One of the critical services that we offer at CoreMed Plus is Covid testing. As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact communities worldwide, testing for the virus has become essential in the fight against the disease. Covid testing is necessary for identifying and isolating infected individuals, monitoring the spread of the virus, and guiding public health policies.

At CoreMed Plus, we offer a range of Covid testing options to meet the needs of our patients. These include PCR testing, rapid antigen testing, and antibody testing. Our healthcare professionals are trained in the latest Covid testing techniques, ensuring that patients receive the best possible care and accurate results.

PCR testing is the most common Covid test, and it detects the virus’s genetic material in a patient’s nasal or throat swab. Rapid antigen testing is a newer Covid test that detects viral proteins in a patient’s nasal or throat swab. Antibody testing, on the other hand, detects the presence of Covid-19 antibodies in a patient’s blood, indicating that the patient has been infected with the virus at some point in the past.

At CoreMed Plus, we understand the importance of timely and accurate Covid testing in preventing the spread of the virus and protecting our patients and communities. We offer in-person and telehealth appointments for Covid testing, making it easy and convenient for our patients to access the care they need.

In addition to Covid testing, we offer various medical services, including primary care, urgent care, wound care, suturing, and concussion management. Our medical professionals are committed to providing the highest quality care to our patients, ensuring that they receive the care and treatment they need to recover fully and return to their daily activities as soon as possible.

At CoreMed Plus, we understand the importance of communication and collaboration in providing the best possible care to our patients. We work closely with our patients and their families to ensure that they are informed and involved in the care process, and we strive to provide compassionate, patient-centered care at all times.

CoreMed Plus is a leading healthcare provider that offers a comprehensive range of medical services to patients of all ages. With a team of experienced healthcare professionals and state-of-the-art facilities, we are committed to providing the highest quality care possible. If you or a loved one requires Covid testing or other medical services, we encourage you to contact CoreMed Plus for the compassionate, expert care you deserve.

COVID-19

COVID-19 is an infectious respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. The virus was first identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019 and has since spread rapidly worldwide, leading to a global pandemic. COVID-19 primarily spreads through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. The virus can also spread by touching a contaminated surface and one’s mouth, nose, or eyes.

COVID-19 can lead to severe complications, particularly in older adults or people with underlying health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, or weakened immune systems. Complications can include pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), and organ failure. COVID-19 can be fatal in some cases.

Symptoms of COVID-19

COVID-19 can cause a range of symptoms, from mild to severe, including fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea. Some people may have no symptoms but can still spread the virus to others.

People who are infected with COVID-19 can experience a range of symptoms, from mild to severe, including:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Some people may have no symptoms but can still spread the virus to others. If you have COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, it is essential to get tested and follow the guidance of healthcare professionals to prevent the spread of the virus.

At CoreMed Plus, we offer COVID-19 testing services to help identify individuals who may be infected with the virus. Contact us today to schedule a testing appointment or to learn more about our COVID-19 testing services. Let’s work together to keep our communities safe and healthy.

COVID-19 Testing at Core Med Plus

Several types of COVID-19 tests are available, including PCR and rapid antigen tests. Here is a brief overview of each type of test:

  1. PCR Test: A PCR test, or polymerase chain reaction test, is a molecular test that detects the virus’s genetic material (RNA). This type of test is considered the most accurate and reliable for detecting COVID-19.
  2. Rapid Antigen Test: A rapid antigen test detects proteins from the virus and can provide results within minutes. While these tests are less accurate than PCR tests, they are often used for quick, on-site testing.

At CoreMed Plus, we offer COVID-19 testing services to help identify individuals who may be infected with the virus. We provide PCR and rapid antigen tests, depending on your needs and circumstances. Our healthcare professionals are trained in the latest testing techniques and follow strict infection prevention and control protocols to ensure your safety during the testing process.

To schedule a COVID-19 testing appointment at CoreMed Plus, contact our office, and one of our staff members will assist you in scheduling an appointment. We offer flexible scheduling options to accommodate your needs and can often provide same-day or next-day appointments.

If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms, getting tested as soon as possible is vital to prevent the spread of the virus. Contact CoreMed Plus today to schedule a COVID-19 test and take an essential step in protecting your health and the health of those around you.

How to Prevent the Spread of Covid-19

Preventing the spread of COVID-19 is essential to controlling the pandemic and protecting public health. Here are some critical steps individuals can take to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  1. Get Vaccinated: COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective in preventing severe illness, hospitalization, and death from the virus. Getting vaccinated as soon as possible is important to protect yourself and others.
  2. Wear a Mask: Masks can help prevent the spread of the virus by reducing the number of respiratory droplets released when talking, coughing, or sneezing. Wear a mask in public indoor spaces, especially when physical distancing is difficult.
  3. Practice Good Hygiene: Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are unavailable. Avoid touching your face, especially your mouth, nose, and eyes.
  4. Practice Physical Distancing: Stay at least 6 feet away from others outside of your household, especially in public indoor spaces.
  5. Avoid Large Gatherings: Large gatherings can increase the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Avoid crowded spaces and events, especially if physical distancing and mask-wearing are not possible.
  6. Stay Home if You are Sick: If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, stay home and get tested.
  7. Clean and Disinfect Frequently Touched Surfaces: Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as doorknobs, light switches, and countertops, regularly.

At CoreMed Plus, we are committed to helping our patients stay healthy and prevent the spread of COVID-19. We offer COVID-19 testing services to identify individuals who may be infected with the virus and provide guidance on prevention strategies. Contact us today to learn how we can help you stay safe and healthy during the pandemic.

Quick Facts for COVID-19 in Michigan

Here are some COVID-19 facts and statistics specific to Michigan as of September 2021:

  1. As of September 13, 2021, there have been over 1.1 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Michigan, with over 21,000 deaths.
  2. Michigan has a population of approximately 10.1 million people.
  3. The current seven-day average for new cases in Michigan is approximately 2,000.
  4. The state of Michigan has administered over 11.7 million COVID-19 vaccine doses as of September 13, 2021.
  5. Michigan has a COVID-19 vaccine coverage rate of approximately 56% for the total population, and approximately 68% of adults (18 years and older) have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
  6. The state of Michigan has implemented a range of measures to control the spread of COVID-19, including mask mandates, social distancing guidelines, and capacity limits for businesses and events.
  7. Michigan has experienced multiple waves of COVID-19 outbreaks since the start of the pandemic, with the highest number of new cases and deaths occurring in the spring of 2020 and the fall of 2020.
  8. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services provides regular updates on COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, deaths, vaccination rates, and testing data.
  9. The state of Michigan offers free COVID-19 testing at multiple locations throughout the state. Testing is available to anyone, regardless of symptoms or exposure.
  10. COVID-19 continues to pose a significant public health threat in Michigan and around the world, and individuals need to continue to take precautions such as wearing masks, practicing good hygiene, and getting vaccinated to help control the spread of the virus.

Long Covid

COVID-19 has affected millions of people worldwide, and while many recover within a few weeks, some people experience ongoing symptoms that last for several months. This condition is known as “long COVID.”

Long COVID is a term used to describe the ongoing symptoms that some people experience after recovering from COVID-19. These symptoms can include fatigue, shortness of breath, cough, joint pain, chest pain, headaches, and difficulty thinking or concentrating (often referred to as “brain fog”). Other symptoms may include heart palpitations, depression, anxiety, and difficulty sleeping.

While long COVID can affect anyone who has had COVID-19, it appears to be more common in people who had more severe initial symptoms, older adults, and those with underlying health conditions. However, even people who have mild or asymptomatic COVID-19 can experience long COVID.

The cause of long COVID is not yet fully understood, but it is thought to be related to the body’s immune response to the virus. Some researchers believe that long COVID may be caused by ongoing inflammation in the body, while others suggest that the virus may cause long-term damage to organs or tissues.

There is currently no specific treatment for long COVID, and treatment is focused on managing symptoms. This may include medication to manage pain, fatigue, or other symptoms, as well as physical therapy, occupational therapy, or cognitive behavioral therapy.

Preventing COVID-19 infection is the best way to avoid long COVID. This includes practicing good hygiene, wearing a mask in public places, maintaining physical distance from others, avoiding large gatherings, and getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

If you are experiencing ongoing symptoms after recovering from COVID-19, it is important to seek medical attention. At CoreMed Plus, we offer a range of services to help manage the symptoms of long COVID and support your recovery. Contact us today to learn more about our services and schedule a consultation.

Why Choose CoreMed Plus

There are numerous reasons to choose CoreMed Plus for your healthcare needs. Here are just a few of the key reasons why so many patients trust us with their health:

Comprehensive Healthcare Services

CoreMed Plus offers various healthcare services, from preventative care and chronic disease management to mental health counseling and weight loss programs. We aim to give our patients everything they need to stay healthy and happy.

Experienced Healthcare Professionals

Our team of healthcare professionals is made up of highly trained and experienced doctors, nurses, and support staff. We are dedicated to providing compassionate and effective care to every patient who enters our doors.

Patient-Centered Approach

At CoreMed Plus, we put our patients first. We take the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your unique needs.

State-of-the-Art Technology

We use the latest medical technology to provide our patients with the most advanced and effective treatments available. From digital health records to telemedicine services, we are always looking for ways to make healthcare more convenient and accessible.

Affordable Healthcare Options

We believe that everyone should have access to high-quality healthcare, regardless of their income or insurance status. That’s why we offer a range of affordable healthcare options, including cash-pay options and a sliding fee scale for eligible patients.

At CoreMed Plus, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest level of care and support. Whether you need a routine check-up or specialized care for a chronic condition, we are here to help you every step of the way. Contact us today to learn more about our services and schedule an appointment.

Don't Delay; get in Touch With us Today!

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our lives in many ways, and at CoreMed Plus, we are committed to helping our patients stay healthy and safe during these challenging times. Whether you need COVID-19 testing, vaccine information, or support for managing the symptoms of long COVID, we are here to help.

Our team of healthcare professionals is trained in the latest techniques and protocols for preventing the spread of COVID-19, and we offer a range of services to help our patients stay healthy and informed. Contact us today to schedule a consultation or appointment for COVID-19 testing, vaccine information, or long COVID support.

Remember, preventing the spread of COVID-19 is essential to protecting public health, and we all have a role to play in controlling the pandemic. Wear a mask in public places, practice good hygiene, maintain physical distance from others, and get vaccinated when available. Together, we can work towards a healthier and safer future. Contact CoreMed Plus today to learn more.

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If you’re ready to take charge of your health and embark on a journey toward a healthier, happier life, we invite you to contact us today. Our compassionate and knowledgeable staff is excited to take your call and help you on your health journey. We will work closely with you to develop a customized treatment plan that is right for you and provide the support and care you need every step of the way.

Don’t let health concerns hold you back – contact Core Med Plus today and let us help you achieve optimal health and wellness. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you journey towards a healthier, happier life.

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    Dr. Mark Richter Bio

    I grew up in Florida as the oldest of five sons. After earning my degree from the University of Florida, I pursued my medical education in the Dominican Republic. In 1988, I began my Family Practice Residency at the “old” Pontiac General Hospital. I have been providing medical care to the same community since 1991, first in Waterford and later at our current location in White Lake, where I continue to practice today. I take pride in being board certified by the American Academy of Family Physicians and remain committed to Primary Care. I am passionate about promoting a healthy lifestyle, including a proper “balanced” diet, exercise, exposure to healthy outdoor activities, and achieving work-life balance. I married my Medical School Sweetheart, Barbara, and we are fortunate to have two adult children and a granddaughter. We have been residents of Oakland County since 1988 and enjoy all that Michigan has to offer.