Dr. Jacqueline Hicks is a primary care physician for Wake Med. She works primarily with adult patients and is currently accepting new patients.
Our community partner Dr. Hicks, visited our virtual Becoming a BetterU women's group and shared resources on the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Hicks shared that health care professionals are learning more and more about this virus everyday. Health guidance and information changes daily. Her major piece of advice she shared was follow the experts orders and #StayHome. Dr. Hicks also shared this resource guide that has great information. Thank you so much Dr. Hicks for taking the time to speak with our women's group!
Most people who get COVID-19 will recover without needing medical care. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you stay home if you have mild symptoms – such as fever and cough without shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. You can call your doctor to see if you need medical care. Some people are at higher risk of getting very sick with COVID-19. People at higher risk should call their doctor if they develop symptoms of fever or cough.
You are at higher risk if you: • Are 65 years and older • Live in a nursing home or long-term care facility • Have a high-risk condition that includes: – Chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma – Heart disease with complications – Compromised immune system – Severe obesity — body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher – Other underlying medical conditions, particularly
if not well controlled, such as diabetes, renal failure or liver disease, People who are pregnant should be monitored since they are known to be at risk for severe viral illness. However, to date, data on COVID-19 has not shown increased risk for severe illness.
If you have any questions regarding COVID-19 please see your doctor or visit any of the following resources:
ncdhhs.gov/coronavirus for information from the NC Department of Health and Human Services.
Text COVIDNC to 898-211 to get text updates.
Find out more information on what to do if you are sick at cdc.gov/coronavirus.