St. Michael's Health Clinic
It is with mixed emotions that I am announcing my retirement from active family practice, effective April 20, 2020. I will continue to perform Department of Transportation (aka: DOT) physicals one day a week by appointment only. This day has not been decided. As of May 31, 2020, this practice will no longer be FAMILY-practice. If you choose to do so, I recommend looking for a new physician or nurse practitioner as soon as possible. The Community Medical Clinic of Oak Grove and Hopkinsville, Baptist Health in Hopkinsville, and JSMC Medical Group in Hopkinsville KY are accepting new patients.
THIS CLINIC IS OPEN FOR DOT and DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PHYSICALS by appointment.
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is the new strain of coronavirus that has been identified on December 2019 in Wuhan city, Hubei province of China. Many countries have started their precautions and implemented screening for travelers coming from Wuhan City. Iran ,Thailand, Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, France, the United States and other countries have reported an imported case Chinese patient. The original source of transmission remain unidentified. However, available genetic and epidemiological data suggests that is a zoonotic pathogen with possible spillover directly from wildlife or via intermediate animal hosts or their products. Human to human transmission has been confirmed in China where numerous healthcare workers have been infected in clinical settings with overt clinical illness and fatalities. While most cases have been associated with fever and respiratory symptoms (coughing, shortness of breath and pneumonia), mild or subclinical cases cannot be ruled out. However, there is not much information about definitive conclusions for transmission mode, clinical presentation or the extent to which it has spread. Investigations are currently in progress.
So, Expected mood of transmission: 1- Direct transmission: through respiratory droplets from the patient (sneeze, cough….) 2- In-Direct transmission: - Touching surface with droplet secretion from patient. - Touching eye, nose and mouth without hand hygiene.
We ARE NOT A WALK-IN Clinic. Appointments only.
St. Micheal Vanquishing Satan by Gustave Moreau c. 1882
St. Michael’s takes pride in performing DOT, Non-DOT, and Department of Defense contractor physical examinations for the purpose of promoting health maintenance, education, and wellness. In addition to physical exams, 5 and 11-panel urine drug screens are available for DOT, Non-DOT, post accident, and/or pre-employment clients. St. Michael's can contract with your company to pull random quarterly drug screens as well. We cater most companies who request our services and will offer lower prices in return. Remember: DOT exams can be done in any state other than the residing state. California, however, has its own requirements. If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, please have your SEM's card read before your appointment to verify compliance as required per DOT guidelines.