COVID-19 has been active in our community for six months. What have we learned in half of a year? Dr. Khare recently spoke with Hal Dardick from the Chicago Tribune to explain how mask use, the way in which we socialize, and how hospitalized patients are treated, has changed. Read more in today’s Chicago Tribune.
Dr. Khare joined the team at FOX Chicago this morning to talk about COVID-19 pool testing. Check out the video here to learn how this strategy for group testing may save on supplies and allow more asymptomatic people to be tested.
Innovative Express Care is honored to be featured in the Crain’s Chicago Business Healthcare Heroes issue for our work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our team has worked tirelessly since the virus hit Chicago. We acted quickly set up an outdoor medical tent for virus testing in March, increased our staff by 40 percent and have tested well over 6,000 people for COVID-19 in the last three months. We are proud to serve our community seven days a week, and we will continue to go above and beyond to keep Chicago healthy.
Be sure to pick up the issue, or view it online here.
Dr. Khare spoke with NPR earlier this week to explain COVID-19 antibody testing. If you are wondering what antibodies are associated with COVID-19, and why we believe they provide a level of protection against COVID-19, take a moment to listen. Innovative Express Care uses the Abbott serology test, which we believe is the most accurate test on the market. You can schedule an appointment online.
ABC 7 joined us early this morning to cover the new COVID-19 antibody test available at Innovative Express Care. The blood test looks for IgG antibodies in the blood to determine if your body has already encountered the COVID-19 virus, or indicates the absence of these antibodies. The test is available to anyone who is well and has not had symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days. Insurance is accepted. Watch the full segment here.
Dr. Khare spoke with Newsy earlier this week to offer an update on COVID-19 testing, which is open to everyone at Innovative Express Care. Watch the segment here to learn more, including how we bend the curve and what it means to achieve herd immunity.
Dr. Khare recently spoke with ABC 7 about the highly anticipated COVID-19 antibody test. The blood test will determine if someone has already been exposed to the novel coronavirus, allowing people to make informed decisions about their risk as we move toward easing restrictions. Innovative Express Care is awaiting the arrival of antibody tests and hopes to begin testing in the coming weeks. Watch the full segment here.
Despite all the ongoing efforts, doctors and scientists stress that no treatment for COVID-19 has been proved to help patients without causing too much harm.
“If my family member ever got this, I would not tell them to use any of those things, truthfully, unless it was really life threatening, and on the ventilator, and we’ve done everything else we could,” said Dr. Rahul Khare, founder and CEO of Innovative Express Care, an immediate care clinic on the North Side.
“I would then ask the (infectious disease) specialist if he thinks this is the time to try it, because truthfully we don’t know enough, and it could do more harm than good,” Khare added. “And the studies that have been out are not convincing, that’s for sure.”