Primary Care and Mental Health: Questions for Dr. Farooqui
Greater Atlanta MD
Falahat Farooqui, MD, Internal and Geriatric Medicine
Could you tell us a little bit about your specialty and role at Salveo, and the types of clients you treat at the clinic?
Where do you think mental health and primary care intersect, and how does our multi-specialty practice prioritize both needs?
As a provider, how do you take care of yourself during COVID? How do you recommend people take care of themselves during these difficult pandemic times?
These are fragile and unprecedented times. We have been dealing with this pandemic since last year and still face a dark winter. I advise my patients to do follow CDC recommendations, washing hands, quarantining, social distancing, avoiding large crowds or gathering, wearing a face mask, emphasizing mental wellbeing and to track symptoms and if needed get tested. If one is not vigilant and cautious, we can easily spread the virus. Mask wearing gives us the first line of defense in controlling viral spread, and washing hands is second; so on and so forth. Wearing a mask not only for oneself but also for others and their loved ones as if we all care for each other; we can defeat this virus and pandemic without fear of losing our loved ones to this deadly disease.
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