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Coronavirus in our Community

2020-07-29T14:23:41+00:00July 29th, 2020|Community, Direct Primary Care, Family Medicine, Membership, Pandemic|

During the pandemic, and as we enter the second wave, I am grateful to live in Illinois. Our state implemented strict measures that curbed the rampant spread of the disease early in the course and I am confident that the people of Illinois will continue to take measures to decrease the spread of this virus. There are many things beyond our control during this pandemic and there are still many unknowns. Wearing masks, social distancing, and washing hands are the things that each person does have an ability, and in fact a responsibility, to do, to control the spread.

I wanted to share with you this recently published article in JAMA CARDIOLOGY.
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamacardiology/fullarticle/2768916

In this group of patients it was demonstrated that there is cardiac involvement in 78% of patients months after the diagnosis of COVID-19. These patients had a mean age of 49 and the heart complications occurred independent of the severity/course of the illness and regardless of underlying conditions. We still need more information on the long-term effects of this virus.

Please continue to take precautions now as the numbers begin to increase. If you are sick with fever, cough, congestion, sore throat, body aches, stomach flu, new rash, or loss of smell please obtain testing and quarantine until you have the results. It is recommended that when you are in quarantine you do not visit others or go out of your home until your test results are determined. If you are a member of Roots Health DPC please call us so that we can arrange for your appropriate care.

Stay safe and be well.

Natasha Diaz, MD

DPC- option for quality, affordable health care during pandemic

2020-07-21T16:14:45+00:00July 21st, 2020|Deductibles, Direct Primary Care, Pandemic, Prescription Costs, Urgent Care|

Have you ever waited for an appointment or a return phone call from your doctor?

Have you gone to an urgent care and received large bills after your visit?

Have you experienced high copays and out of pocket costs for your visits and medications?

During this pandemic, your healthcare has never been more important.  If you are interested in having access to a board-certified physician 24/7 and lowering your costs, consider Roots Health DPC. Check out our savings page.

Book a free Meet and Greet with Dr Diaz today.

Roots Health DPC Opening Day!

2020-07-21T14:51:32+00:00July 15th, 2020|Direct Primary Care, Family Practice, Membership|

Today is a big day! Roots Health DPC opens today!
As a physician, I have been witness to the cycle of life, taking care of all ages from diverse backgrounds. Through the years, I have enjoyed the practice of medicine from academic teaching positions and medical directorship to rural and international health work. Years ago, I made the decision to go to medical school because I believed that healthcare should be accessible and affordable.
Today, I am thrilled to find my place in Direct Primary Care (DPC). DPC is a growing movement, a new model for healthcare that provides high quality affordable health care for patients. This model serves a diverse population including individuals/families with high deductible plans, small business employers, and patients who are without insurance. Each DPC is founded by an independent forward-thinking physician that puts healthcare back where it belongs: between the doctor and the patient.
At Roots Health DPC we make health care accessible, personalized, and affordable. Spanish-speaking available. Explore the website and find out if DPC is right for you.
– Dr. Natasha Diaz
No waiting. Healthcare delivered when you need it.