Working toward a Treatment and a Cure

Physicians Quality Care is participating in a national research study that will collect blood samples from people who have had the coronavirus and are now symptom free to help researchers develop treatment and a vaccine.

Physicians Quality Care is partnering with Clinical Research Solutions in the COVID-19 Study. “We will be collecting blood samples and nasal swabs from patients who tested positive for COVID-19, have recovered and are now symptom free,” said Dr. Melanie Hoppers, Chief Medical Officer at Physicians Quality Care.

“We are excited to participate in this study as our nation’s health care providers look for the best solutions to fight this pandemic,” Hoppers said. “This is a way to learn more about possible treatments from those patients who have already recovered from the virus.”

For more information about the study, contact Aubrey Walgren or Amy Arnold at Clinical Research Solutions at 731-431-5027.

Dr. Hoppers is not a newcomer to clinical research studies. Over the last several years, she has overseen 10 studies at PQC, with most of those studies on the flu virus.

“The COVID-19 study is another step in our efforts to provide the best care for our patients,” she said.

COVID-19 Protocols

If you have fever, cough or shortness of breath, have been exposed to a documented coronavirus case or feel you may have the virus, you can call 731-984-8400 for information on how to be seen. Or, just give us a call as soon as you arrive in our parking lot.

There you will receive specific instructions and, when advised by our nurse, will enter through a separate entrance. From there you will be taken directly to a private exam room.

You will not be required to wait in a public waiting area and will be kept isolated from other patients and staff not specifically treating potential COVID-19 patients.