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Staying Strong During Covid-19
'We Are Staying Strong During The Covid-19 Pandemic!'

If You Are Sick:

If you are sick and suspect you may have COVID19 it is very important to get tested. Please call our office and talk to our nurses regarding your symptoms.

We do offer Telehealth appointments so you do not need to leave your home to be seen.

If you are very short of breath or have other life-threatening symptoms please call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Department. COVID19 can get worse rapidly, so don’t wait to seek care.

  • Persons sick with COVID19 or suspected COVID19 need to self-isolate in their homes until:
    • 10 days since onset of symptoms AND
    • at least 24 hours with no fever (without medication) AND
    • improvement in other symptoms (such as cough, congestion, shortness of breath)
  • Note that loss of taste/smell can linger for weeks, you do not need to continue to isolate for these symptoms as long as the other criteria are met
  • What does self-isolation mean?
    • Stay in a separate room in your home from other family members. Sleep in a separate bedroom and use a different bathroom, if possible ◦ If you must be around other members of your household, wear a face mask at all times
    • Avoid direct contact with pets, if possible
    • Do not share items such as eating utensils, drinking glasses, or towels
    • Disinfect commonly touched surfaces (such as doorknobs) frequently
    • Wash your hands frequently, especially after coughing/sneezing or touching your face

COVID-19 has proven to be a different experience for everyone, but common symptoms include:

  • Fever (>100.4) or chills
  • Body aches, headache
  • Sore throat, congestion, runny nose
  • Loss or change in sense of taste or smell
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

If you have any of these symptoms, please get testing.


If you don’t have any symptoms but tested positive, you must self-isolate for 10 days from your positive test. Just because you don’t have symptoms does NOT mean you can’t spread the virus.

Resources For FAQs:

Information provided by the Michgian Dept of Health and Human Services COVID19 Response Team regarding additional resources:

  • If you are feeling anxious or looking for mental health and wellness resources, visit for hotlines, texting resources, and mindfulness tools.
  • To find resources in your community and sign up for assistance programs, go to
  • For additional help locating food, housing, childcare, and other community services, call 2-1-1 at (844) 587-2485 or visit
  • You can also call the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 public hotline at 888-535-6136. The hotline is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Patient Centered-Medical Healthcare

At Family Medicine Specialists we strive to meet your individual and unique healthcare needs. Our team is made up of doctors, physician assistants/nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistants and administrative personnel who work for you. We embrace the Patient-Centered Medical Home model of care. By this, we see our medical practice as a place where health needs are met primarily and in a way that patients are well-known, providing care from different sources and at different levels. Recognizing that there are times when more specialized health care is needed, we pride ourselves on working closely with and referring to the best specialty care available. Here at FMS we value the principals of communication, service and availability as pillars in the care that we provide. Thank you for letting us provide the primary medical care for you and your family.

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