COVID-19 INFORMATION

We see COVID-19 patients on Zoom or by phone.

In an effort to reduce spread of Covid-19/coronavirus disease, Life Medical is asking all patients to make zoom or phone appointments.  Please do not come to the clinic in person during the pandemic. This way you will protect yourself and others from cross-infection.  One of our doctors will see you virtually and recommend appropriate management.  In most cases physical exam is not necessary.  In cases where an exam or a blood test is deemed necessary, you will be asked to go to an urgent care center.

In many cases Dr. Mirman may suggest homeopathic remedies to manage your condition in addition to other indicated modalities. Homeopathy is very effective in infectious disease, including epidemic disease.  Historically it has saved many lives in epidemics like cholera, diphtheria, typhus, influenza and others. The homeopathic remedy can be prescribed during the virtual visit, provided at no charge in our pickup area outside the clinic (or purchased at Whole Foods), and the case will continue being managed closely by phone.

Our website http://www.FluSolution.net offers the historical data mentioned above along with research and detailed instructions on the use of homeopathic medications in respiratory and other infections.  Homeopaths around the world are reporting good results in covid cases, even some of the advanced ones.  Minnesota homeopaths, including Dr. Mirman, are also seeing cases of covid and are reporting good results.

Minnesota Department of Health has great info page on COVID-19

The following is taken from this page and is very important:

Going to the doctor

  • If you have symptoms and can manage those symptoms at home, you don’t have to seek health care or be tested for COVID-19.
    • Just stay home while you are sick.
      This prevents you from accidentally spreading COVID-19 to others who may be at higher risk for serious complications.
  • If you are older or have underlying medical conditions, it may be helpful to let your health care provider know you are sick. They may have some specific advice for you.
  • Some people with COVID-19 have worsened during the second week of illness.
    • Seek medical care right away if your illness is worsening (for example, if you have difficulty breathing).
    • Before going to the doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them your symptoms. They will tell you what to do.

We would add the following to this advice: if you are mildly sick, stay home, but consider homeopathic treatment to get better faster and prevent complications.

Do not treat fever with any drugs at all; you don’t need to suppress the fever. Only use something if you are really sick from it and can’t stand it. If you do have to use a drug to suppress fever, use acetaminophen (most commonly known as Tylenol). It is much safer than NSAID drugs like ibuprofen, aspirin, etc.  These NSAIDs cause side effects like stomach ulcers, sometimes with dangerous bleeding, and they increase heart attack risk three-fold

Billing:

Zoom visits for MN patients with medical insurance can be billed to their insurance if it covers our clinic, and specifically Dr. Mirman (Medica, United Healthcare and related entities do not cover Dr. Mirman’s services due to certain philosophical differences).  Uninsured patients will be charged $150.00 for the initial visit, which includes continued follow-up until the acute disease has resolved.

Note: People without medical coverage who can’t afford these fees will not be turned away and can pay whatever they can afford.