GoMed Urgent Care Newnan Treats Critical Covid-19 Patients

GoMed Urgent Care Newnan was recently featured on FOX5 Atlanta’s broadcast news regarding a story about on of our Nurse Practitioners whose quick diagnosis is credited with saving the life of a Covid-19 patient.

From Doug Evans, FOX5 Atlanta

COWETA COUNTY, Ga. - A former COVID-19  patient recently reunited with the nurse practitioner whom he credits with saving his life. Kim Glass with GoMed is an in-home healthcare provider, an idea that has become a popular option for many families who would rather be treated at home than in a doctor’s office. She carries the company’s traditional black doctor’s bag for making house calls. Last time she saw Chris Sickel, she said he was so sick with COVID-19 she wasn’t sure he would survive the ambulance ride to the hospital. Glass called 911 and Piedmont Newnan Hospital to prepare them for Sickel’s arrival at the emergency room. “And I had to just pull over and pray because I was so scared.  I was worried for him because I knew there was nothing more I could do. He was the sickest you could really be with Covid,” Glass said. Sickel is from Coweta County and a pilot with Southwest Airlines. He spent weeks on a ventilator and weeks in rehab.  At home now, he is continuing to recover.  He credits GoMed and Kim with saving his life when he says he was too sick to even make it to the doctor’s office. “It worked out great because the last thing I wanted to do was to get in the car and go back to an urgent care and or a doctor’s office where I just been a couple days before,” Sickel said. “We make house calls and one of our taglines is bringing back the house call,” said GoMed co-owner Chris Pitts who is also a physician’s assistant.

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