COVID-19 Specialist

Elijah Nyasende, APRN, FNP-BC -  - Medical Clinic

The Vine Medical Clinic

Elijah Nyasende, APRN, FNP-BC

Medical Clinic located in McKinney, TX

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the world hard. At The Vine Medical Clinic in Mckinney, Texas, Elijah Nyasende, APRN, FNP-BC, offers convenient on-site COVID testing to put your mind at ease. COVID can be very scary, and the team helps ease your worry through their personalized and efficient care. If you have symptoms, you can call the office today for a same-day appointment or schedule a consultation online.

COVID-19 Q & A

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus, is an illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It became a worldwide pandemic in early 2020 and is still affecting millions.

COVID-19 has had many different strains emerge, making it more difficult to tell if you’re infected with this virus or another condition, like the flu or common cold. The only way to know if you’re positive for COVID is through a test.

At The Vine Medical Clinic, the team offers on-site testing for the COVID-19 virus. If you’re unsure of your symptoms and think you may have the virus, you can walk into the clinic and receive a COVID test to be sure.

Are there different types of COVID-19?

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, several other variants have emerged. The two common variants that are widespread are the omicron and delta variants.

Omicron is the newest form of COVID and is spread easily from person to person. Unfortunately, you may even get the omicron variant if you’re fully vaccinated. 

The delta variant is also spread easily from person to person. However, this variant may cause more severe symptoms and illnesses than other types of the COVID-19 virus.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

The symptoms of COVID-19 vary significantly from person to person. If you’re infected with the virus, you could have symptoms that mimic the common cold, such as:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Runny nose
  • Cough
  • Sore throat

You may also notice that you’ve lost your sense of taste and smell, which are other common symptoms of COVID. Usually, these symptoms last for a few days or weeks and subside on their own.

COVID-19 symptoms may be more severe in other cases and cause respiratory problems, including trouble breathing. If you experience these symptoms, it’s crucial to get help immediately.

Should you be tested for COVID-19?

Getting tested at The Vine Medical Clinic is the only way to know if you are infected with the COVID virus. The virus is very contagious and is spread through liquid particles from an infected person when they:

  • Breathe
  • Sneeze
  • Cough
  • Talk

Because it’s so contagious, you may have the virus and not know it until symptoms arise. If you’re concerned about your exposure, the team offers on-site testing for COVID. If you’re positive, you will have to quarantine.

To learn more, call the office or book your visit online today.