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Ascension launches clinic for patients experiencing long-term effects after recovering from COVID-19

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Posted at 9:51 AM, Nov 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-17 10:51:32-05

OAK CREEK — Ascension Medical Group Wisconsin is launching a new clinic that will offer resources to patients recovering from COVID-19.

According to the medical group, patients still experience "lingering and persistent symptoms," as well as other health issues after recovering from COVID-19.

The Post-acute COVID Care at Ascension Medical Group - Oak Creek will be for patients who had previously tested positive for COVID-19 and continue to have symptoms. Patients will be able to receive care and testing for related symptoms.

“We’ve learned that COVID-19 recovery doesn’t end when someone leaves the hospital,” said Dr. Erin O’Tool, family medicine physician, Ascension Medical Group Wisconsin. “A wide range of medical issues can continue, including neurological and cognitive changes, behavioral health needs, heart and lung issues, and sleep problems, which are negatively impacting quality of life for many of these patients.”

“We’re making it convenient for patients by seamlessly coordinating their care,” said Dr. Patricia Golden, primary care medical director, Ascension Medical Group Wisconsin. “While COVID-19 is new, many of the lasting symptoms aren’t and we know how to treat them. We want patients to know there is hope for restoring their health and improving their quality of life. They don’t need to recover on their own; we’re here to help.”

The clinic is open to all patients who have lingering symptoms, including, but not limited to:

  • Muscle weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Body/muscle/joint aches
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Blurry vision
  • Lack of focus
  • Cognitive changes

The clinic is located at 8020 S. Howell Avenue in Oak Creek. For more information, call 414-647-7008 or click here.

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