Lakeland, FL – Kathleen Haggerty, MD, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist at Watson Clinic Main located at 1600 Lakeland Hills Blvd. in Lakeland, has established a post-COVID clinic to address the lingering symptoms faced by many patients in the aftermath of their infection.
Ongoing research has shown that these prolonged side effects often include fatigue, dizziness, chest heaviness, brain fog, malaise, poor concentration and nausea.
“Approximately 1 in 10 people who have been positive for COVID-19 are going to experience week after week of severe lingering symptoms even after they are clear of the infection,” Dr. Haggerty explains. “They may not be able to get back to work, get off supplemental oxygen, or return to an acceptable quality of life.”
In treating these patients, Dr. Haggerty is assuming a comprehensive, no holds barred approach. “We ask everything, we look at everything, we test everything,” Dr. Haggerty continues. “In accordance with their individual symptoms, they may receive a series of lab tests, radiology evaluations, pulmonary function tests, and additional tests designed to diagnose issues related to depression, cognitive ability, physical maladies, nutritional deficiencies and neurological disorders.”
Dr. Haggerty’s clinic welcomes patients who might have been told previously that they were “just imagining” their symptoms or instructed to “wait them out”. “I’m trying to find solutions that will return patients to the optimum level of health they enjoyed prior to contracting COVID-19,” Dr. Haggerty asserts.
For more information and to schedule an appointment with Dr. Haggerty, call 863-680-7190 or visit WatsonClinic.com/Haggerty.
About Watson Clinic LLP: As one of the largest multispecialty medical clinics in the southeast, Watson Clinic provides comprehensive healthcare services to residents of Lakeland and surrounding communities. First established in 1941, Watson Clinic has grown to include over 220 board-certified physicians representing more than 40 medical and surgical specialties. The Clinic is proud to deliver quality healthcare to every generation from our Main Clinic location at 1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard in Lakeland, as well as at multiple convenient locations throughout Polk, Pasco and Hillsborough counties. More information is available at: www.WatsonClinic.com.