As the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved, attention is being turned to patients who:
- Have recovered from acute illness and
- Are experiencing troublesome symptoms many months after the initial infection
The Post-Acute COVID Syndrome (PACS) can affect people who had a severe initial illness, but also people who had mild cases of COVID-19.
By definition, "long-haul" symptoms are those that appear or persist more than 12 weeks after the acute illness. The cause of these symptoms is not known and is the subject of investigation.
Some of the more common symptoms are:
- Fatigue, especially after minor exertion
- Cough, shortness of breath upon exertion
- Difficulty with thinking and concentration ("brain fog")
- Depression, anxiety
- Muscle aches
- Rapid heart rate, palpitations
- Low-grade fever
We offer a multidisciplinary approach to the evaluation and treatment of PACS. Our team is composed of general internists, family physicians, and subspecialists from the fields of:
- Infectious Diseases
- Pulmonary Medicine
- Rehabilitation Medicine
- Melanie L. Del Frari, MSN, APRN, Neurology
- Kristen M. Goff, MPAS, PA-C, Neurology
- Brian L. Jones, MD, PhD, Pulmonary Medicine
- Louis A. Kazal Jr., MD, Family Medicine
- Jonathan D. Lichtenstein, PsyD, MBA, Psychiatry
- Jeffrey Parsonnet, MD, Infectious Diseases
- Maxwell Post, DPT, Physical Therapy
- Nathaniel M. Robbins, MD, Neurology
- Brian J. Rosen, MD, Psychiatry
- Robert M. Roth, PhD, Psychiatry
- Andrew D. Smith III, MD, Neurology
- Jonathan C. Waltman, MD, Cardiovascular Medicine
For referring providers
The PACS Clinic is accepting referrals for persons 18 years of age or older who have had post-COVID symptoms for at least 12 weeks. At the time of the referral, please provide documentation of COVID-19 in the form of a positive test for the virus (PCR or antigen), a positive test for antibody to SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid antibody, or a description of the acute episode. In addition, please provide a recent office note detailing the nature of ongoing symptoms.
Location and contact information
To make an appointment, contact your primary care provider to request a referral. You can also use myDH to contact your provider. If you would like to inquire about our services, please contact us.