Long Covid

Long Covid Program Team

Ashley Drapeau PA-C, L.Ac along with Sharon Democker, MD, Mikhail Kogan, MD, Angela Gabriel, L.Ac., Tiffany Hoyt, DAOM, Nina Paul and others GWCIM doctors and practitioners are pioneering a Long Covid Program to provide healing for patients with long lasting consequences of coronavirus infection. In particular, Ashley is passionate about this clinic as she has suffered from long COVID herself. As a medical practitioner for over a decade, she was shocked at the lack of treatment options, research, and collaboration that conventional medicine has to offer. She wishes to share her knowledge, skills, and experience with patients to help alleviate their suffering and position them towards recovery. 

Long COVID Treatments

GWCIM Long COVID Program operates in close collaboration with GW Medical Faculty Associates (GWMFA). While GWMFA specialized Long COVID clinic is closing its doors due to lack of insurance reimbursements we will continue to work closely with the GW Departments and Centers and our Affiliates and Partners.

At this time, Long COVID is a constellation of symptoms that requires an individual approach to management. In the Long COVID groups we will provide you with most up-to-date information, skills and support of the community. If you decide to become our patient, at GWCIM we provide comprehensive whole person intake and then meet with each individual patient to create a care plan. We will ease symptoms by treating the complexity of this disease with a multitude of evidence based approaches. They may include: medication management, supplementation, including IV Vitamins, diagnostic testing, acupuncture, dietary counseling, PT, OT, and speech/cognitive therapy. GWCIM’s Long COVID Program is looking forward to supporting and working with you to achieve your goals. 

Long Covid Virtual Group Meets

Facilitators: Ashley Drapeau PA-C, MAC, LAc, and Dr. Mikhail Kogan, MD

Ongoing Long COVID Support Group, every Thursday 5:30pm-6:30pm (group 1) and Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm (Group 2)

$100 /months membership (cancel any time)

Registration:

For any questions and support group registration by phone:
202-833-5055
info@gwcim.com

About Long COVID Support Groups

Through expert guidance and peer support, the GWCIM Long Covid group is meant to be a safe space where participants suffering from Long COVID can get evidence-based integrative medicine advice/information. It is a place to form a community of supportive peers to walk along this journey together. As they learn about the multidisciplinary approach to Long Covid. Group participants may decide to include individual medical consultations and COVID-19 treatment sessions with GWCIM and other providers.

Group Topics:

  • Integrative Treatment for COVID-19
  • Rehabilitation
  • Nutrition
  • Mindfulness

Support:

  • Safe Space
  • Experiential Activities
  • Build Community
  • Access to GWCIM providers and services for in depth individual sessions

Watch YouTube Open House recording on Long Covid Recovery, with our experts

More about LONG COVID:

If you have post COVID symptoms months after acute illness we can help! The common symptoms include:

  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Fast Heart Rate at rest but more so when moving or exercising
  • Chronic Pain
  • Dizziness
  • Memory and Cognitive problems
  • Shortness of Breath when moving or exercising 
  • Other symptoms
Long COVID symptoms are chronic fatigue and brain fog

Photo by Shane on Unsplash

 

Resources and References:

PT/OT: https://www.gwhospital.com/conditions-services/rehabilitation/outpatient-rehabilitation-center/physical-therapy

Speech and Cognitive Therapy: https://www.gwhospital.com/conditions-services/rehabilitation/speech-language-pathology

Memory Clinic: https://gwdocs.com/specialties/memory-clinic/who-we-areory-clinic/who-we-are

Cardiology, Dr Tracy who specializes with complex post COVID symptoms: https://gwdocs.com/profile/cynthia-tracy