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August 14, 2021

COVID Update August 2021

The Delta Variant The delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 is one of the latest mutations of this persistent corona virus.  So is this a big deal?  We have already had several variants including one that originated in the UK and one in Brazil.  Viruses want to survive so they adapt.  Mutations occur naturally in viruses.  If a particular mutation is more efficient in reproduction than the others, it survives and reproduces.  The delta variant, which was first noted in India, is now the dominant form of SARS-Cov-2 in the US.  So why be concerned?   We define the infectivity of a virus […]
June 7, 2021

Changes to Lab Services

We have some news about changes in laboratory and phlebotomy services (blood drawing) in our office. For the last several years Mercy Hospital has provided a phlebotomist (Cedric) for blood tests done in my office prior to each comprehensive wellness physical. Sadly, Cedric will no longer be available to us effective June 10, 2021. Mercy does not have enough phlebotomists and they need him more in the hospital and other areas. So, while we can no longer provide you with Cedric’s smiling face and banter, we have made an arrangement with LabCorp for blood drawing. They have several convenient drawing […]
David G. Wilson, M.D.