Testing positive for COVID-19 can be scary and overwhelming. Our providers at Renewed Vitality have experience treating patients afflicted with the virus and can help get you through your illness with knowledgeable and compassionate care. We not only treat the virus itself but can also assist you with any problems that you are experiencing with your immune system in order to address the illness and any underlying issues that are contributing to it.
Viruses can cause complicated illnesses that can be debilitating and life-changing. Not only do people who are afflicted with them have to suffer from the illness itself, they often run into roadblocks when trying to seek medical help, and some have gone to multiple doctors without getting the relief that they so desperately need.
Dr. Spurlock has over 35 years of experience as a viral specialist, treating complex conditions such as Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Chronic Viral Syndrome. Our Nurse Practitioner, Roxana Cocos, has studied extensively under Dr. Spurlock for the past 3 ½ years and follows his same protocols. She also has years of knowledge and experience under her belt, from Family Practice to Endocrinology.
Renewed Vitality is Now Offering COVID-19 Treatment and After Care
Until now, we have only been offering COVID care to our existing patients. However, we are pleased to announce that effective immediately, Renewed Vitality is offering acute care for those positive with the COVID-19 virus. Additionally, we are also offering after-care for those people who are having lingering after-effects of the virus.
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Acute COVID-19 Treatment
For the safety of all of our patients and staff, we are not seeing COVID-positive patients in-clinic, nor do we do Covid testing. If you have confirmation that you do have the Corona Virus, we will complete your initial 1-hour appointment over the phone.
We are proactive in the medications that we prescribe and also offer inhalers for those who are having issues with breathing. In general, we will prescribe a cocktail of hydroxychloroquine and antibiotics, however, we do understand that each patient has different needs, and we will adapt protocols accordingly. We do have special breathing treatments that can help too.
We will schedule your follow-up, 1-hour appointment a few weeks later (after you test negative) to continue to help with your recovery process. For those who are still experiencing after-effects of COVID, we have protocols in place designed to boost your immune system, help you continue to heal, and monitor you for any potentially damaging effects from the virus.
According to the CDC, people who are at higher risk for both contracting the virus and more likely to experience ongoing side effects are people who have the following underlying medical conditions:
- Heart disease
- Chronic COPD
- Chronic kidney disease
- Immunocompromised state
- Liver disease
While these conditions can put you at higher risk, there are a lot of people who don’t have any known underlying issues, but who still experience debilitating and long-lasting side effects from the virus. There is no “one size fits all” COVID experience, and each person will react differently.
At Renewed Vitality, we incorporate a Functional Medicine approach when treating our patients. What this means is that we will not only treat you for your illness, but we also spend the necessary time with each patient to get to know you, your symptoms, and your health history. This allows us to be able to delve deep and identify and address your specific health issues and any underlying causes that may be contributing to them. We do treat you with medications as needed, but will also help you to strengthen your immune system, and identify and treat conditions that can cause you to continue to have health issues.
My husband and I want to thank Dr. Spurlock and his wonderful associates for helping us find the road back to health. We both enjoyed good health in our younger years, but eventually began to encounter some medical challenges of our own. At first we tried the standard options through our insurance network providers, but were only offered “cookie cutter” type treatment plans and life-long drugs for symptom management. The breaking point for me came when I was offered anti-depressants when I told my doctor I didn’t want to treat just the symptoms, but find and treat the root cause of my issues. My husband, a pharmacist for over 35 years, experienced much of the same, and even he didn’t know where to turn. Thankfully, after a lot of research, we finally heard of Dr. Spurlock’s unique approach of diagnosing and treating patients. We were both impressed with the thoroughness of his evaluation of the root causes of our medical issues and the straightforward plan to help us return to optimal health. We are glad to feel so much better, and what is even more of a blessing, our children, family and friends indirectly benefit as well. My younger son commented that he felt like he got his mom and dad back!” – Mark and Kathleen
Post-COVID Treatment for Complications Caused From Illness
Some people who have had COVID-19 are continuing to have long-lasting symptoms which can be debilitating. These patients are often referred to as “long haulers.” Because everyone reacts differently to the virus, the same applies to those experiencing complications after it. These symptoms can include:
- Inflammation in various parts of the body including the brain, lungs, and heart.
- Intense fatigue
- Shortness of breath
- Joint pain
- Chest pain, or an ongoing burning sensation in the chest
- Muscle pain
- Loss of smell and taste
- Hair loss
- Memory issues
- Concentration problems, aka brain fog
- Sleep issues
- Blood clots
- Blood vessel inflammation
- Panic attacks
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
Our providers will design an individualized program to look for the underlying conditions that are causing or contributing to these symptoms and then prepare a treatment program to restore your health.
Treatment protocols can vary from patient to patient due to underlying conditions that the patient had prior to contracting the virus, genetics, and other health problems/risks. Viral infections can cause damage and depletions to the body tissues. These are generally easy to identify and subsequently treat.
We are experts at digging deep and finding the causative factors so that we can restore the patient to full health as this is what we specialize in!
While treatment protocols will vary, components of the program will include the following:
- Physical exam
- Intensive lab work
- Breathing treatments as needed
- Nutritional evaluation and replenishment programs
- IV treatments
- Appropriate hormonal and nutrient replacement
- Other, unique therapies should the patient require them
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We Understand How to Improve Your Immune System Function
If you have contracted the Corona Virus, and are having trouble recovering, or if you are having ongoing complications, your immune system will be weakened and depending on the state of your health prior to the virus, it may have already been compromised, to begin with.
Illness occurs when the immune system becomes compromised; its main role is to protect the body against threats from viruses, bacteria, fungi, etc. Once the immune system is weakened, the mitochondria (powerhouses of the cells) lose their strength as well and can appear poisoned. Our treatment protocols include looking for all agents that may be causing damage to the mitochondria and work to rid the body of these toxins. We also use specific nutrient supplements, and other treatment protocols needed to get them functioning as they should again.
Many different things can compromise the immune system which can include:
- Poor diet/poor gut health
- Chronic disease
- Lack of quality sleep
- Physical stress
- Emotional/mental stress
- Autoimmune diseases
We can help you to identify exactly what is contributing to your specific health condition in order to allow your immune system to become strong and robust!
Our providers at Renewed Vitality are experts in helping patients with complex viral issues such as COVID-19. Additionally, they take a whole-body approach using the most up-to-date treatment protocols and research to ensure high success rates in healing our patients.
An Ounce of Prevention …. The Best Defense
The best defense against any virus, including COVID-19, is to have a strong immune system. One key component to a person’s immune defense (and against the COVID-19 virus) is Vitamin D levels. Numerous studies are consistently showing that vitamin D levels affect both keeping the virus at bay, and reducing the intensity, duration, and mortality rates of those who do get it. With that said, there is a myriad of things that dictate how strong your immune response is.
If you’ve been to your family physician and had blood work done, you may have seen a portion of the picture of what’s going on in your body. Our providers run a comprehensive and thorough panel of tests that looks at organ function, inflammation levels, and hormonal issues to include thyroid, adrenal function, insulin resistance, cortisol, some genetic mutations, key vitamin deficiencies, and more.
By determining what’s lacking, we can help you build your immune system for optimal health and resilience. For example, we can identify if you have problems with your liver or your thyroid, both of which are important for immunity and detoxification. For those suffering from chronic disease issues, our providers can help to look for underlying causes to get you back on the road to better health and reduce your risk factors as you age.
Our wellness visits are designed to identify the root causes so that you can heal and be OPTIMALLY healthy so that you can live your life with vitality and wellness.
About Dr. Spurlock
Dr. Spurlock specializes in treating Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic viral syndromes, Sleep therapy, Hormone therapy, Age Management, Weight loss issues, Body detoxification, and immune function restoration. He brings a wealth of experience and research to Renewed Vitality and helps his patients regain and full and energetic life! In addition to Dr. Spurlock’s knowledge and experience, he has a passion for helping those with complex health issues and getting to the root cause of what is causing them.
Dr. Spurlock has worked for over 35 years in the field of viral diseases. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, a member of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, and the American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine. He brings a variety of cutting-edge professional services to Renewed Vitality, making it the best choice for patients searching to improve their health and quality of life.
He contributes extensive research and experience to Renewed Vitality, helping multitudes of patients under his care to reclaim complete and active lives.
Dr. Spurlock and his staff are so professional. He truly cares about his patients. I have been a patient of his for more than 15 years. He literally brought me back from “near death”to feeling wonderful every single day. It wasn’t an easy journey.. but well worth it!! Once you remove the toxins from your body, then balance your hormones, you will be amazed at how great life can be !! And how good you can feel, after thinking there was no hope and no doctor that could help me. He literally saved my life. I have sent many friends to him and they all say the same thing.” – Christi N
About Roxana Cocos, APRN, MSN, FNP-C
Roxana graduated with honors (cum laude) from the University of Texas in Dallas with a Bachelors’s in Neuroscience, as well as from Texas Women’s University with a Bachelors’s in Nursing. In 2011, she completed her education with a Master of Science in Nursing from Texas Women’s University.
She is board-certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner, a proud member of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, and of the Academy of Preventative and Innovative Medicine. She is passionate about personalized health care and medicine and has worked in Family Practice, Primary Care, Urgent Care, and Endocrinology, giving her a well-rounded foundation of experience in treating patients.
Roxana is passionate about personalized health and medicine. While working as a Family Nurse Practitioner, she found the “pill for every ill” model dysfunctional and misleading, as simply treating the symptoms rather than the causes, not only failed to resolve the patients’ conditions but often caused even more side effects. In her search to solve this puzzle, she was introduced to Integrative Health and Medicine while attending a conference. She has completed with honors the two-year postgraduate fellowship in Integrative Health and Medicine.
Roxana is driven to empower patients, through the use of many resources for high-quality diagnostics and education, to take control of their own health and to help guide them on their paths to wellness. Additionally, she has trained extensively under Dr. Spurlock, and utilizes his same protocols to promote healing and wellness.
I have had nothing but a good experience with my treatment at Renewed Vitality! I’ve been a patient for about 3 yrs now with Roxana Cocos! She listens to me, takes thorough notes and gives great information on how to help mitigate my hashimoto’s and various other autoimmune issues. The staff is helpful and I’ve never had any issues. I like that they do not accept insurance and appreciate the more holistic approach to help their patients. Roxana has always been an advocate for my health and helping me feel my best with what I’ve got. I’ve referred numerous people to this practice and they’ve experienced the same results! Thank you Renewed Vitality and Roxana!!!! I’m incredibly grateful!!! – Jennfer B.
In terms of your office visit with the doctor or nurse practitioner, we are an out-of-network provider. The reason for this is that when a practice chooses to accept insurance, insurance companies tell the practice how much time they can spend with each patient, illnesses, and conditions they can treat, and how they can treat it. In order to get to the root cause of the problem and provide optimal treatment, we find we need more time with our patients and more treatment options than insurance companies are willing to work with.
If you have a PPO plan, very often insurance companies will reimburse you for much of your office visit costs. You will pay for the appointments at the time of service and we will provide you with the necessary papers to file for reimbursement with your insurance provider.
If you are on an HMO plan, most likely your insurance will not cover any of the costs of your office visits, but will likely cover all or a majority of your lab work.
Regarding the lab work that will be required, many insurance plans have changed how they pay for lab work. You may now have to meet your deductible before your insurance pays anything for labs. This could mean a significant increase in your cost of lab work.
In order to better serve our patients at Renewed Vitality, we can now save you up to 85% off of Quest’s list prices.
Free Phone Consultation with our New Patient Coordinator
Renewed Vitality is a place of hope. Our knowledgeable providers are experts in their field and take the time to find the underlying causes of hormonal imbalances and illness. We will work with you using proven, scientific-based technology, in a warm and compassionate environment, to help you restore your health so that you can live a life of vitality and wellness.
Please contact our New Patient Coordinator for your Free Phone Consultation. She can answer any questions or concerns that you may have and give you additional information about our providers, our protocols and fees, what is covered by insurance and what is not, and any other details you may need. She can also get you booked for your first appointments if you decide we are a good fit for you. There are no obligations to book an appointment. You can reach us at (214) 740-4703, or complete the form below and we will contact you!