Cases are surging. We have had over 200 new COVID positive patients in last 3 weeks, but the patients who have been vaccinated and boostered are having mild to moderate symptoms and none were hospitalized. I have been able to get sotrovimab for some of my patients who were at higher risk of adverse outcomes. There are 2 newer oral drugs (Paxlovid and Molnupiravir) for patients with mild-moderate COVID and higher risk, but they are in limited supply
THE OMICRON VARIANT IS VERY CONTAGIOUS. AVOID indoor unmasked gatherings even if everyone says they have been vaccinated.
Many of our patients missed getting their booster doses in 12/2021 AND 1/2022 since they had COVID. We plan to have Moderna vaccine days in 2022 for those patients as well as for any other patients who are due for primary or booster dose vaccines. OUR NEXT MODERNA VACCINE BOOSTER DAY IS SATURDAY 1/22/2022; WE HAVE ABOUT 10-12 MORE APPTS LEFT AS OF 1/16/2022
The isolation and masking guidelines are somewhat confusing and have changed recently.
DR FRENCH IS A PRIVATE PHYSICIAN, HOWEVER SOME OF HIS ACCEPTED INSURANCE PLANS ARE CONTRACTED THROUGH Amita Health Clinically Integrated Plan (AH CIN).
The site number for HMO IL, Blue Advantage HMO, and Blue Precision HMO is site #494-AMITA ST JOE CHI (Blue Focused Care is site #506) and the site number for Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO is #741-AMITA ST JOE CHI. Humana HMO (site#694) is also coordinated by AH CIN.
CALL 888-747-2264 TO SELECT DR. FRENCH AS YOUR PCP FOR HMO IL,
BLUE ADVANTAGE HMO, BLUE PRECISION HMO , HUMANA HMO, BLUE FOCUSED CARE
AND BLUE CROSS MEDICARE ADVANTAGE HMO
MARKETPLACE HEALTH INSURANCE PLANS 2022
WE TAKE: Blue Choice Preferred PPO, Blue Precision HMO (site #494 AMITA ST JOE CHI) and Blue Focused Care (site # 506); French MUST be your PCP for the blue cross HMO's); Cigna Connect AND Bright Health(FRENCH must be your PCP)
WE DO NOT TAKE The new United Healthcare Exchange plans; Ambetter from Illinicare; Blue Care Direct; Cigna Plus
MAINSTREAM HEALTHCARE PLANS
ACCEPTED: Blue Choice PPO (BCS); Blue Cross PPO; Aetna, United, UMR, Meritain, Humana, Cigna Open Access or PPO, PHCS, Smart Health (Ascension PPO), Medicare, Blue Cross Medicare Advantage and Humana Medicare; Blue Cross Community and Meridian are THE ONLY Medicaid plans that are accepted.
Traditional Medicaid may be your secondary IF your have Medicare as Primary Plan.
NOT ACCEPTED: Cigna Local Plus, Cigna Plus, AARP Medicare Complete, County Care, Molina Healthcare, Ambetter
WE HAVE DIAGNOSED over 470 PATIENTS IN OUR PRACTICE WITH COVID-19 ILLNESS SINCE MARCH 2020.
WE REQUIRE THAT ALL PATIENTS WEAR A FACE COVERING IF ENTERING OUR OFFICE; WE RARELY SCHEDULE TELEMEDICINE VISITS VIA FACETIME, SKYPE. OR ZOOM ONLY IF NECESSARY AS THESE PLATFORMS HAVE SEVERAL LIMITATIONS. YOU MAY E-MAIL DR FRENCH TO REQUEST A TELEMED VISIT OR RX REFILLS: firstname.lastname@example.org
IF YOU HAVE COVID-RELATED SYMPTOMS LIKE FEVER OVER 100, COUGH, SHORTNESS OF BREATH, SORE THROAT, CHANGES IN TASTE OR SMELL, CALL THE OFFICE TO BE TRIAGED.
I WISH ALL MY PATIENTS AND STAFF GOOD HEALTH!
Neel French, M.D.
Annual Physicals/Wellness Exams
Full Laboratory Testing
Preventive Health Care
HIV and Hepatitis C management
STRATTERA ONLY FOR ADHD: WE DO NOT PRESCRIBE AMPHETAMINES
2-3 Fridays per month: 7:45AM-4:15PM
2 Saturdays per month: 7:45AM-12:15PM
*Valet park $10 (9-5 M-TH;9-1F)
*Park Chicago (only $3/hour)
*Side street parking WEST of Clark Street is NON-ZONED during daytime.
*Broadway #36 or Clark #22 bus to front door (Deming)
2551 N Clark St, Suite 303, Chicago, IL 60614, US
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"The best internist I have ever seen. He is so smart
and knowledgeable about any medical condition you ask about. He does work very fast peppering you with
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HealthGrades rating: 4.9 stars out of 5 stars from multiple