HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR THANKSGIVING GATHERING

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, the U.S. is surpassing 11 million infections of Covid-19, so we thought we’d share a few best practices to ensure that you remain safe as you celebrate.

The three golden rules remain the same:
1. Wash your hands regularly.
2. Wear a mask.
3. Practice social distancing.


Can you travel?
We encourage you not to travel. If, indeed, you are traveling, consider doing it by car where you have more control over your environment. If you must fly, try to avoid flying on Wednesday, November 25th and Sunday, November 29th, which many expect will be the busiest times on airplanes and at airports.


Get Tested:
Although Covid tests are merely a moment in time, consider getting a Covid-19 test before any kind of travel or seeing your extended family. In New York, you can visit our Sollis pop-up clinic at 111 East 75th Street. In Los Angeles, you can go to our center in Beverly Hills. We also offer house calls for Covid testing in those surrounding areas for an additional fee. Please note, our turnaround times for test results are 24-48 hours.


You can always call us anytime and from anywhere:
If an issue does arise while you are traveling, as a Sollis Health member, you have access to telemedicine 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are also always available on Holidays, including Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26.


Prepare your germ bubble:
In advance of the holiday, have frank conversations with family members about the Thanksgiving plan. Know who is coming. Know where they are coming from. Keep your group small. Consider asking your guests to self-quarantine for the coming week before getting together.


Go al fresco
Consider having the Thanksgiving meal outdoors. However, if you are indeed eating indoors, open windows to increase airflow in multiple rooms and turn on exhaust fans in bathrooms and over the stove. Consider a portable air cleaner with a high “clean air delivery rate.”


Sharing is not caring:
Though there is no evidence Covid could potentially spread through food, we discourage sharing and family style serving of the meal. Designate one person to plate and serve food and dessert.


Try Facetime Dining:
Coordinate virtual visits for guests who can’t make it.


For the bargain hunter:
Shop online on Black Friday. If you must go out, wear a mask and bring hand sanitizer.

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You and your family will never wait more than 15 minutes to see a medical professional, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We will already have your medical history on file, and we’ll know exactly who you are when you walk in the door.

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Quality of Care

We ensure the best possible medical experience, avoiding long ER wait times without compromising on quality. Our members have access to an excellent staff and hand-picked network of the city’s best specialists, and our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the most advanced imaging technology in the world, including MRI, CAT and X-ray scans.

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Continuity

We will work closely with your existing physician to understand your health needs from the moment you sign up, and your doctor will be informed and involved when urgent situations arise.

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Privacy

Membership is limited and by referral only to ensure that every patient gets the quality of care they deserve in a quiet, comfortable environment.

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Dr. Bernard Kruger, MD - Founder

Board Certified in Oncology and Internal Medicine, Dr. Kruger has been serving the needs of his patients for over thirty years from his office on the Upper East Side. As one of the pioneers of concierge medicine, Dr. Kruger is tireless in his attention to the needs of his individual patients.

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Dr. Douglas Kaiden, MD - Medical Director

Board certified in emergency medicine, Dr. Kaiden has practiced since 1995 in the best ERs in New York, including Beth Israel, Mount Sinai, St. Vincent’s & NY Presbyterian / Cornell.  He has run a network of urgent care centers in the city and was Supervising Medical Physician for the US Open.  Dr. Kaiden studied at Cornell and Albert Einstein, with a residency at St. Luke’s / Roosevelt.

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What We Treat: Above the Shoulders

• Allergies
• Dental pain, infection or injury
• Ear infections
• Epistaxis (nosebleeds)
• Eye infections and eye injuries
• Foreign bodies
• Headaches and migraines
• Neck pain
• Mild concussions or sports related injuries • Mononucleosis (mono)
• Rashes
• Sinus infections
• Sore throat
• Tooth pain

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What We Treat: In the Belly

• Abdominal pain
• Acid reflux
• Bladder infection • Constipation
• Diarrhea
• Food poisoning
• Heartburn
• Kidney stones
• Stomach flu
• Vomiting

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What We Treat: In the Chest Area

• Asthma
• Bronchitis
• Chest injuries • Colds
• COPD
• Pneumonia

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What We Treat: The Body in General

• Bites and stings
• Broken bones
• Burns
• Cuts, scrapes and bruises
• Dehydration
• Flu
• Female complaints
• Hemorrhoids,
• Muscle tears, aches or cramps
• Rashes and skin allergies
• Sexual concerns
• Skin infections (MRSA)
• Skin punctures or laceration
• Sprains, strains and dislocations
• Sunburn
• Urinary issues

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