At-Home COVID-19 Coping Tips from Local Physician, Dr. Nirupama Vemuri, M.D.

Our local health care district works closely with local physicians to ensure that we are doing everything we can to help COVID-19 positive patients in Porterville and surrounding communities heal. But just what does a COVID-19 diagnosis mean? What happens if you test positive for COVID-19 or have been hospitalized? Local physician, Dr. Nirupama Vemuri, M.D., has tips to help you improve your chances of healing and speeding up recovery. Dr. Vemuri cares for patients at her medical office and follows their care at Sierra View Medical Center if they require hospitalization.

View her video tips on YouTube

At-Home Tips include:
• Taking the right supplements (Vitamin C, D, Zinc, and Aspirin)
• Requesting antibiotics, as needed
• At-home medical equipment (incentive spirometer and pulse oximeter)
• Physical positioning to improve oxygen levels (COPD and asthma patients)
• COVID-19 safety precautions

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