The Beverly Hills Lung and Sleep Institute
Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Specialists located in Beverly Hills, CA
If you’re worried that you or a loved one has the novel coronavirus, don’t wait to seek COVID-19 care and testing. At The Beverly Hills Lung and Sleep Institute, Ashkan Naraghi, MD, and Dan Naim, MD, offer a variety of COVID-19 care and testing services, including immunizations, hospital care, and post-virus recovery. To schedule an appointment at the Beverly Hills, California, practice, book online, or call the office to speak with a team member today.
Covid-19 Care/Testing Q & A
What is COVID-19 care and testing?
COVID-19 care and testing are a comprehensive group of services used to diagnose and treat the novel coronavirus.
If you or a loved one develops symptoms like a fever, dry cough, or difficulty breathing, it’s important to seek professional medical help right away. COVID-19 is incredibly contagious, so the sooner you receive a diagnosis, the sooner you can take action to protect your family, colleagues, and community.
What services do COVID-19 care and testing include?
The Beverly Hills Lung and Sleep Institute offers a variety of COVID-19 care and testing services, including:
COVID-19 care (both in-office and in-hospital)
The novel coronavirus affects everyone differently. Some people experience no symptoms, while others lose their sense of taste and smell, develop a severe cough, or require hospitalization.
The Beverly Hills Lung and Sleep Institute provides care both on-site and in-hospital. Based on your health history and the severity of your symptoms, they can develop a custom care plan to speed up the recovery process.
Following a novel coronavirus infection, some people struggle to recover and experience long-term health problems like fatigue and memory loss. Post-COVID-19 care provides rehabilitative and restorative treatments that can restore your body to optimal health.
COVID-19 PCR testing
A polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test is a quick, in-office screening procedure that diagnoses COVID-19. During a PCR test, your provider uses a long, thin cotton Q-tip to swab the back of your nose and throat. They send your sample to a laboratory that analyzes it for the presence of viral proteins.
PCR tests typically take 2-3 days to process. When The Beverly Hills Lung and Sleep Institute receives the results of your test, they call you right away.
COVID-19 rapid testing
COVID-19 rapid testing can determine if you have the novel coronavirus in less than half an hour. During this type of test, your provider swabs the back of your nose and throat. Afterward, they dip your swab into a chemical solution. When the chemicals react with your sample, they change color, indicating whether you have COVID-19.
Now that COVID-19 vaccines are available, The Beverly Hills Lung and Sleep Institute is administering them to qualifying individuals on-site. If you have questions about eligibility, contact the office to speak with a member of the support staff.
Why are COVID-19 care and testing important?
COVID-19 care and testing are essential because they play a critical role in slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Visiting the doctor in the event of exposure (or potential exposure) is an easy and effective way to protect yourself, your loved ones, and those around you.
Don’t wait to request a COVID-19 care and testing consultation at The Beverly Hills Lung and Sleep Institute. Book an appointment online, or call the office to speak with a team member today.