Staying healthy through a pandemic isn’t easy, but you don’t have to do it alone — our team at Monarque Health & Wellness is here to support your efforts to stay healthy and safe, every step of the way.
That’s why we’re offering virtual medicine visits for both new and established patients during the COVID-10 pandemic. Through virtual visits, we help you care for and nourish your mind and body during these stressful and uncertain times.
There’s an overwhelming amount of information coming from the media every day, including conflicting advice about how to protect yourself from COVID-19. When you schedule a virtual visit with us, our knowledgeable providers give you the most accurate, up-to-date information about how to optimize your health and safety during this time.
Learn how to optimize your well-being during COVID-19, and find out how we can help you manage your health through virtual medicine.
Helping you stay healthy during COVID-19
While there’s no cure or vaccine available for COVID-19, you can protect yourself and your family by following some important steps.
Follow the CDC guidelines
To begin with, we recommend following the health guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding COVID-19. These include:
- Wearing cloth face protection when you go out
- Using soap and water to wash your hands for a minimum of 20 seconds
- Sneeze and cough into your elbow
- Stay six feet away from others when outside
Eat a nutritious diet with the right supplements
The best way to optimize your health is to eat right. That means eating both the right food and supplements to boost your immune system.
For supplements, we strongly recommend the following to strengthen your immune system and give you the best fighting chance against COVID-19:
- Alpha lipoic acid (300 mg daily)
- Vitamin B1 (100 mg daily)
- Vitamin D (5,000 IU daily)
- Liposomal vitamin C (1,000 mg daily)
Please note — these recommended supplements and their dosages are for adults. Consult the pediatric specialists at Monarque Health & Wellness to find out what supplements your child should be taking. Before adding any supplements to your diet, always check with your doctor first.
When it comes to food, go natural over-processed, making sure to include nutrient-rich vegetables, fruit, and grains in your diet. During a virtual visit, we can help to develop a personalized nutrition plan for you based on your current health condition, lifestyle, dietary needs, and health goals.
Make sure you’re getting enough sleep
You could be eating all the right foods, but you won’t reap the full benefits if you don’t get enough sleep. If you’re having a hard time getting a full night’s sleep, try these tips:
- Do your workouts in the daytime, so you’re not full of energy around bedtime.
- Turn off or put aside your electronic devices an hour before bed.
- Read a book, draw, or journal instead.
- Stretch or meditate right before sleeping.
It’s a stressful time right now, and we know you have a lot on your mind. This makes it hard to prepare yourself (mentally and physically) for a good night’s rest. That’s where the next tip — practicing stress-reduction techniques — comes in useful.
Learn stress-reduction techniques
Stress-reduction techniques are designed to calm your stressed and anxious mind and bring you to focus on the present.
- Breathing exercises
- Going for a long walk or jog
- Regular exercise
Our providers can also give you an in-depth framework to learn and practice stress-reduction techniques. As part of our emphasis on functional medicine, we aim to treat the mind, body, and spirit together. We believe these are interlinked and all play a role in your overall health and wellness.
What happens during a virtual visit
Virtual visits with Monarque Health & Wellness happen on Zoom. Before your visit, we ask that you sign in to your Athena patient portal to update your medical history, list of medications, and some additional information. If you’re able to, we also ask that you take your weight, blood pressure, pulse, and temperature so you can relay this to the provider that sees you.
Find a quiet, private place where you won’t be interrupted, preferably with a strong Wi-Fi connection. Once you’re ready to get started, open Zoom and join the meeting (using the meeting code we provide you via email) about 10 minutes in advance. You enter a virtual waiting room, and then go into your visit once our provider is ready to see you.
What can and cannot be covered during a virtual visit
Virtual visits are a great time to:
- Get more personalized tips on how to stay healthy during COVID-19
- Ask the provider any health-related questions you have
- Get a prescription for medication
However, there are some limitations to virtual visits. We ask that you schedule an in-person visit for the following services:
- Well-woman exam
- Well-child exam
- Prescriptions for certain controlled medications
To inquire about virtual visits, call Monarque Health & Wellness at 541-326-4777 or email us at email@example.com. You can also book an appointment online, or send the team a message here on the website.