COVID-19: Long Hauler Syndrome

Post COVID-19 Care For Long-Haulers Syndrome

About one out of every three people who had coronavirus develops symptoms of long COVID, defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a group of symptoms that linger for weeks or months after a COVID-19 infection. These symptoms can cause problems in multiple organs and body systems at once. Even people who had a mild case of the virus can have persistent COVID symptoms that disrupt their daily life.

Priority Medical Groups (PMG) providers have been treating COVID Long Haulers Syndrome for 18 months.  PMG uniquely qualified to diagnose, manage and treat symptoms of long COVID Long Haulers Syndrome (also called post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2, or PASC).

Why Chose PMG for your COVID Long Haulers Syndrome?

Accurate Diagnostics: We understand that effective treatments begin with a precise diagnosis. Our team uses the latest advances in testing to confirm a long COVID diagnosis and rule out other undiagnosed medical conditions. If you were previously diagnosed with COVID-19 and have symptoms lasting at least 12 weeks, you’ll receive a comprehensive evaluation from one of our expert COVID-19 providers   who specializes in COVID Long Haulers Syndrome so we can plan the right treatments and therapies for you.

Customized Treatments: Many people with COVID Long Haulers Syndrome have symptoms affecting the brain, nervous system, heart, and lungs. That’s why our team includes referrals to specialists in neurology, cardiology, and pulmonology. When appropriate, our expert COVID-19 providers who specialize COVID Long Haulers Syndrome will refer you to these specialists, who deliver tailored treatments based on your unique set of symptoms. We also offer psychological support to address mental health issues that may arise from dealing with coronavirus and its lingering effects.

Coordinated Care: As a multidisciplinary team dedicated to your recovery, we collaborate seamlessly with our internal and external affiliates at PMG. We also communicate with your primary care doctor, so they are involved in your care and support your recovery.

Ongoing Support: Recovering from COVID Long Haulers Syndrome takes time. We’re here for you when you need us. Our team serves as a resource throughout your recovery journey. Whether that means connecting you with a support group, coordinating additional treatments or creating an at-home physical therapy plan, we’re committed to helping you feel better now and in the future.

Excellence Defined: Priority medical Group COVID Long Haulers Syndrome multidisciplinary team creates and creates a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to you. We understand the unique challenges that come with this type of recovery of COVID Long Haulers Syndrome and use that knowledge to help you achieve optimal health based on the latest treatments.

Our Areas of Care

As leaders in long COVID care, we offer the full spectrum of diagnostic, treatment, and support services. Whether you had a mild case of COVID-19 or a serious illness that required a hospital stay, we can help. Our areas of care include:

  • Vaccinations
  • Testing
  • referrals
  • Comprehensive Supportive Care

Symptoms of COVID Long Haulers Syndrome, can mimic other health conditions. In fact, these symptoms sometimes result from an undiagnosed health condition or an underlying condition that was triggered by COVID-19.

Our team of COVID 19 providers uses comprehensive health evaluations and the latest advances in testing to find the root of the problem and confirm a diagnosis of COVID Long Haulers Syndrome. We determine what’s causing your symptoms so we can guide you on the path to recovery.

COVID Long Haulers Syndrome Treatments

Long COVID symptoms can stem from issues in several body systems at once, requiring care and treatment from multiple specialists. Our COVID Long Haulers Syndrome program’s focusing on finding the cause and treating it.   

Each member of our team brings highly specialized knowledge to ensure that treatments are precise and effective. As leaders in our respective fields, we work together to treat you as a whole person, not just your individual symptoms.

COVID Long Haulers Syndrome Support

Our compassionate team understands the physical and emotional toll long COVID can have on you and your loved ones. That’s why one of the pillars of the Priority Medical Groups COVID Long Haulers Syndrome Program is comprehensive psychological support.

Our psychology specialists offer counseling, therapy, and customized treatments for mental health issues, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We’re here to support you throughout your recovery journey.

Post-COVID Symptoms We Treat

Priority Medical Groups COVID Long Haulers Syndrome Program we treat the full range of symptoms that remain after a COVID-19 infection. Many of these COVID Long Haulers Syndrome affect multiple organs at once, leading to problems in several body systems.

 

We’re Specially Trained to Treat:

Neurological Symptoms

One in three people with long COVID experience neurological symptoms. These symptoms can linger for weeks or months after the initial COVID-19 infection. As leaders in neurology, our experts treat cognitive problems and issues that affect the nervous system, including:

  • “Brain fog” (difficulty thinking, reasoning, or concentrating) after COVID-19
  • Eye issues, including blurry vision or double vision
  • Headaches
  • Loss of taste and loss of smell (parosmia)
  • Cardiovascular symptoms

Severe COVID-19 infections can cause long-term heart damage. But people who had mild COVID symptoms can also have recurring or chronic heart and vascular problems. These include:

  • Blood clots and vein (vascular) damage
  • Chest pain
  • Dizziness when standing up (orthostatic hypotension)
  • Fast-beating or pounding heart (heart palpitations)
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)

Respiratory Symptoms

Long COVID can cause persistent problems with the lungs and oxygen levels in the body. Many people with long COVID experience lingering:

  • Cough
  • Exhaustion after little exertion
  • Fatigue
  • Hypoxia (low levels of oxygen in tissues throughout the body)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Mental health symptoms

A range of psychological problems can occur after a COVID-19 infection. These issues can result from the virus itself or from the stressful experience of being treated for a serious illness. They may also come with the challenges of living with long-term physical symptoms.

 

Mental Health Effects of Long COVID Include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia and other sleep disturbances
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Post-COVID Syndrome Treatments We Offer

Our experts deliver comprehensive treatments that focus on relieving long COVID symptoms throughout the body. We understand that recovering from long COVID can be challenging. We’ve designed our program to help you heal physically and emotionally. Our treatments include:

Counseling and Support: Our experienced, compassionate psychologists treat depression, anxiety and other mental health concerns that can result from long-COVID syndrome. Offering therapy and counseling, we specialize in helping people with PTSD after COVID-19.

Diabetes Care: In collaboration with PMGs provider specialists, we care for people who develop diabetes after a COVID-19 infection. In addition to creating a tailored diabetes care plan, we offer education, nutritional services, and support to help you manage this condition.

Medications: Whether you need medications to help with focus and attention, anxiety and depression, or a wide range of physical symptoms, our experts are here for you. We coordinate your care with experienced specialists from community pharmaceutical partners. Together, we ensure that your care plan includes medications that are safe and effective.

Physical Therapy: Joint pain, muscle pain, and problems with lung and heart function can lead to long-term mobility challenges in people with long COVID. PMG home health and community partners trained in physical and occupational therapists are at the forefront of therapies that address these issues.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation: specific referrals to respiratory therapists use the most advanced techniques to restore lung function and strengthen the muscles that help you breathe. Your treatment may include a combination of customized respiratory therapy, breathing exercises and medications. We’re by your side every step of the way to help you reach your goals.

Contact Us

If you were previously diagnosed with COVID-19 and have symptoms lasting at least 12 weeks, contact  us at PMG through  the Contact your care team through PMG patient portal or call 520-689-6814 for more information.

If you were previously diagnosed with COVID-19 and have symptoms lasting at least 12 weeks, contact your primary care provider to request a referral into the Long COVID Program. For help finding a primary care doctor, call us at 520-689-6814.