Bayfront Health to offer monoclonal antibody therapies for the treatment of some COVID cases

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Posted at 11:34 AM, Mar 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-01 11:35:01-05

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — Bayfront Health in Punta Gorda says they are offering monoclonal antibody therapies for the treatment of some cases of COVID-19.

The one-time treatment will be administered twice a week for those patients who qualify.

Monoclonal antibody therapy is approved for certain patients who:

· Have positive results of direct SARS-CoV-2 viral testing,

· Are experiencing mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms, and

· Are at high-risk for COVID-19 symptoms progressing to severe levels (65 years or older, High BMI, Diabetes, Chronic Kidney Disease or Immunosuppressive disease, 55 years or older with heart disease, hypertension, or chronic respiratory disease).

A physician order is required, and appointments can only be made by an active physician on Medical Staff at Bayfront Health Punta Gorda.

To learn more about this treatment and how Bayfront Health is taking extraordinary measures to provide COVID-safe care, visit click here.

If you need a physician, Dr. Grinshteyn is accepting new patients and offers same-day, walk-in, and telehealth visits. Call 941-235-2372 or click here to schedule an appointment online, anytime.