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Local doctors continue to serve amid challenges

Posted at 3:30 PM, Mar 27, 2020

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) -- — Health care professionals across the metro are doing everything they can to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Dr. Arthur Weaver with AFC Urgent Care at 132nd & W. Maple Rd. says they’re using protective gear and sanitizing all the time.

They’re assessing patients for the flu, strep and COVID which have similar symptoms.

“I think we’re seeing a lot of concern and rightly so with the COVID issue in the community but we’re also seeing patients with average illnesses, perhaps they have lacerations or fractures and so on. One concern I have is that they’re reluctant to come in because they’re afraid of being in a medical environment,” Dr. Weaver explained.

So far they’ve done 4 Coronavirus tests but they say the problem is that the results take 3-5 days to come in.

To help with people’s anxieties, they’ll start a Tele-Med service where people can call to talk to a doctor about their symptoms to see if they need to come in.

Some advice: if you haven’t you still need to get a flu shot because it is still going around.

AFC Urgent Care says it will be getting those rapid 15 minute COVID response tests in the near future and they will have a drive thru tent soon as well.

AFC says the biggest need they have is any extra protective or PPE including N95 masks.