North Atlanta Primary Care

NAPC Clinical Communication #3

May 22, 2020

NAPC wishes all our patients, their families and friends a very special Memorial Day Holiday. This year we will celebrate by giving thanks that despite the immense hardships posed by the coronavirus pandemic. At NAPC, we have not lost a single life to the virus. We have managed to keep 95% of our COVID-19 affected patients at home. All of our COVID patients in the ICUs have recovered and returned home and are recuperating. However, we still are experiencing cases of COVID-19 in our offices, in our hospitals and in our communities. It is now believed up to 30% of coronavirus cases are asymptomatic. Children can be carriers, despite the fact very few show any symptoms.

As we gather for the weekend holiday with family and friends, we encourage you to continue to practice good infection disease protocols: (1) Please continue to social distance. (2) Please continue to use a face mask when around others. (3) Please practice good hand hygiene. (4) Please self-isolate if sick or exposed to COVID positive person. This week the CDC released new data that shows the coronavirus spreads principally by human-to-human contact. It is not easily spread from packages and surfaces. So you can protect yourself and your loved ones, by continuing to do what you have been doing for the last 2 months.

Memorial Day, originally Decoration Day started after the Civil War as our country came back together to celebrate our oneness. In America we are a unique, adventuresome, educated and inspired group of individuals who have remarkably changed the world in a very short period of time. Our medical experts are developing vaccines and therapeutics at record speed. Despite our early mistakes in this pandemic, we are correcting our course and will be the world leader as we exit this terrible chapter. However, the pandemic is not over despite the messaging to reopen our economy.

So on this special weekend when we are encouraged to remember those who have given their lives for our country, let us honor the millions who have sacrificed so much to coronavirus. Our 12 locations will continue to remain open. Our dedicated nurses, doctors, physician and medical assistants, and staff will remain diligent to protect you and your families. We will continue to develop best practice protocols to keep you safe.  Our offices are sanitized regularly and we will continue to treat all of your medical needs. We are available through telehealth for urgent care 24 hours a day. We are expanding after-hours care with our telemedicine program.

Thank you for your sacrifice and commitment to helping each other. Please do not let your guard down. Continue to be aware of your activities and please continue to practice good infection protocols. If you are getting sick, self-isolate immediately and call us. Testing is widely available both in our offices and at multiple drive-up centers. At NAPC we are here for you and your families. Stay safe. Stay home.

#NAPCSTRONG.

Respectfully,

Thomas E. Bat, MD

North Atlanta Primary Care

Alpharetta: 3400-C Old Milton Parkway, Suite 270, Alpharetta, GA 30005
Braselton: 1255 Friendship Road, Suite 130, Braselton, GA 30517
Cumming: 1800 Northside Forsyth Drive, Suite 450, Cumming, GA 30041
East Cobb: 1121 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 450, Marietta, GA 30068
Johns Creek: 4235 Johns Creek Parkway, Suite A, Suwanee, GA 30024
Sandy Springs: 1150 Hammond Dr., Building E, Suite 310, Atlanta, GA 30328
Sugar Hill: 4700 Nelson Brogdon Blvd., Suite 250, Buford, GA 30518
West Paces: 3200 Downwood Circle NW, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30327
Woodstock: 250 Parkbrooke Place, Suite 300, Woodstock, GA 30189

All locations: 770-442-1911