2265 North Clybourn Avenue    Chicago, IL 60614    P: 773.296.6700     F: 773.296.1131

WholeHealth Chicago Has Re-Opened

Is WholeHealth Chicago safe? We’ve followed every possible patient safety recommendation written by Dr. Fauci’s team and our practice administrator, Jamie Ozga, sent us five pages of OCD-laden (that’s obsessive-compulsive disorder) procedures to follow.

Our front desk, Apothecary staff, and medical assistants have been so precision-trained they could put the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes to shame. If you don’t know who the Rockettes are, click here.

Is the place clean? Listen, you could scatter your lunch on any surface (sanitized hourly) at WHC, enjoy it, and you’d be fine. We ourselves want to remain safe, and we very much want you to feel secure too.

Nevertheless, I’m sure many of you have (justifiable) concerns about exiting the safety of your locked-down home. For you, we’ll continue with telemedicine visits. As we’ve mentioned in previous Health Tips, we all actually enjoy seeing you via video and find we can accomplish just about everything via telemedicine, including lab tests, prescriptions, and nutritional supplements from our Apothecary.

In-office procedure
Although I will be of course masked, I’ll be instantly recognizable by my footlong ponytail (until Friday, when I’m finally scheduled for a haircut).

All our intravenous services are available, including ozone, immune boost, and NAD therapies. I think these are especially useful now and I’ll be reviewing them in my next Health Tip. All IV therapies are administered with you alone in a private room, so again please bring reading material.

Patients totally new to WholeHealth Chicago have their choice of meeting us in person or via telemedicine for their initial visit.

Obviously, those of you needing a check-up or a Pap smear need to be here with us. Like acupuncture, there are certain procedures we just can’t manage online.

Be well, and it will be pleasure to see you again!

David Edelberg, MD

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  1. Bridget A Tully says:

    I’ve always wanted to come to your practice, but was waiting to see if my old physician would return and he is not.
    I have fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. My question is… would your doctors coordinate with Dr. Skip Pridgen, in Alabama, with the regimen that he is using?

    • cliffmaurer says:

      Hi Bridget –

      Our clinicians regularly communicate with other providers, and we can provide a telemedicine consultation for you. Please give our patient services staff a call to schedule this. 773-296-6700.

      We’re looking forward to speaking with you!
      -Dr M

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Telemedicine – Now Available at WholeHealth Chicago

In order to maintain your continuity of care, WholeHealth Chicago now offers telemedicine appointments with most of our practitioners. During a telemedicine visit, you and your healthcare provider can review medical history, discuss symptoms, arrange for prescriptions, and more. When necessary, labs and diagnostic imaging can be ordered from a facility near your home, and our Natural Apothecary can ship supplements quickly to your door.

Please contact Patient Services for details and scheduling a telemedicine appointment, or to change a regular appointment to telemedicine by calling 773-296-6700.

We’re looking forward to meeting with you in our virtual consultation room soon.

DIAGNOSE-IT-YOURSELF: COVID-19

Far and away, the commonest phone call/e mail I receive asks about COVID-19 diagnosis.
Just print this out, tape it on your refrigerator door, and stay calm.

ALLERGIES

• Runny nose
• Sneezing
• Red, swollen eyes
• Itchy eyes and nose
• Tickly throat
• No fever

COLD
• Runny nose
• Sneezing
• Sore throat
• Mild muscle aches
• Mild dry cough
• Rarely a low fever

STREP THROAT
• Painful sore throat
• Hurts to swallow
• Swollen glands in neck
• Fever

FLU (Standard seasonal flu)
• Fever
• Dry cough (no mucus)
• Sudden onset over few hours
• Headache
• Sore throat
• Fatigue, sometimes quite severe
• Muscle aches, sometimes quite severe
• Rarely, diarrhea

CORONAVIRUS-COVID 19
• Shortness of breath
• Fever (usually above 100 degrees)
• Dry cough (no mucus)
• Slow onset (2-14 days)
• Mild muscle aches
• Mild fatigue
• Mild sneezing

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