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By Staff , 05/11/20, 12:00PM EDT


You Can - And Should - Still See A Doctor If You Need One

Dr. Genevieve Brauning

Waiting to see a physician can have serious consequences.
While COVID-19 may have eclipsed other illnesses, it hasn’t eliminated them.
And Novant Health hospitals, emergency rooms, Novant Health GoHealth Urgent Care Centers and doctors’ offices are still treating patients on a daily basis. Even though the current stay-at-home order allows for medical appointments, some people are still reluctant to see their physician.
Dr. Genevieve Brauning, a family medicine doctor at Novant Health SouthPark Family Physicians in Charlotte, understands patients’ hesitation. And she and others are working to address it. Their message: Don’t wait; reach out to your doctor or seek care if you need it.
“We’re offering phone and video consultations,” she said. “Most visits are being done by video now. And we’re being proactive in reaching out to patients who have risk factors for COVID. We’re letting them know what the COVID symptoms are and urging them to call us if they develop any.”

To learn more about what Novant is doing to keep you safe during in-person visits click here

CANCELLED - Competitive Edge Sports Screening Days

In order to keep our communities safe and to help control the potential spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Novant Health has made the careful decision to cancel our annual Competitive Edge Sports Screenings on May 30 and June 2 for all participating schools and organizations.
 As we continue to navigate the current COVID-19 landscape, our top priority remains the continued health and safety of our team members and the community. We know the best defense against the coronavirus is to avoid exposure.  
With measures like staying at home and practicing proper hand hygiene, our community can help curb the spread of the virus.

Student athletes in need of a pre-participation physical exam for the 2021/2022 school year can schedule an appointment by calling their primary care provider, or exploring our tele-health options through MyChart.

If you have questions or concerns please contact Novant Health’s Sports Medicine Program Manager, Erin Hart, at We look forward to continuing to care for you now and in the days ahead.

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