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If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call us immediately.

New Appointment Policies

As the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is impacting the United States, our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by the virus. At the Burick Center, we are responding to this rapidly-evolving situation proactively.  We feel it is important to share with you the steps we are taking to help keep you and our staff members safe and healthy. 

We are conducting a phone pre-screening of every patient with an upcoming appointment. Please anticipate a phone call from one of our nurses the day prior to any scheduled appointment – including physician visits and all ancillary treatments. If you are cleared in the pre-screening process, you may keep your onsite appointment. 

If it is not safe for you to come in to the office and you have an urgent need, we will communicate via the phone or video to make sure your needs are met. If you do not have an urgent need, we will reschedule your appointment. 


We ask that everyone use the sanitation station located at our entrance before entering the practice. 

Continued Monitoring

As part of our commitment to your health and well-being, we are carefully monitoring the situation with regular updates and guidance from the  Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health, as well as additional government agencies and health care providers. 

Tips to Stay Healthy

In addition to handwashing, using respiratory etiquette, eating well, getting plenty of sleep and exercising there are specific ways you can limit exposure and protect yourself and your loved ones. Click here for guidelines and important advice.

Stay Informed

The CDC and Pa. Department of Health are the best resources for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19. For the latest updates visit the CDC Coronavirus webpage and the Pa. Department of Health webpage.

Below you can watch video records from our recent webinar series on topics surrounding the Coronavirus.

COVID-19 Update

Gary Decker, MD, Board Certified Infectious Disease

Dr. Gary Decker is a board certified Infectious Disease Physician who practices in NE PA. He has been on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis managing both patients in the inpatient and outpatient setting since its initial appearance in the state. He is kind enough to join us for a second informational session regarding the latest updates on treatments, statistics and questions regarding the flu vaccine, status of the COVID vaccine and more.

COVID-19: A Report from the Front Lines

Gary Decker, MD, Board Certified Infectious Disease

Dr. Decker is in Wilkes Barre, PA dealing with the COVID-19 virus on the front lines. He will provide an overview of management and treatments and answer questions as only a true expert can.

At-Home Core Strengthening Tips

Ann Dennison, Physical Therapist, Advanced PT

Many of us are sitting more than ever so how do we keep our back strong? Ann will offer exercises that can be done at home, talk about warning signs of back issues and answer questions about core strength.

Quarantine Cuisine

Kellie Tikkun, Personal Chef, Mandala Meals

Chef Kellie will discuss food safety and expiration dates. She will also talk about ideas for your Easter or Passover leftovers, share recipes and offer creative ideas for things to make using items you may already  have in your pantry.

What is COVID-19?

Dr. Henry Ostman, Pulmonologist

As a Pulmonary Critical Care Doctor, Dr. Ostman has front-line insight on the COVID-19 virus. He will discuss the pulmonary complications of the COVID-19 virus including the physical signs and symptoms and how to treat it.

Boosting Immunity with a Healthy Diet

Felicia Miller, Nutritionist

Felicia will share strategies for boosting your immunity through diet. She will share plans for incorporating important nutrients into your daily meals. She will also tell you how to clean and prepare fresh veggies and fruits.

Preparing for A New Normal

Dr. Lee Morand, Professional Counselor

What does the future look like? How will the lift on staying home change how we should look at things and function in the future? Dr. Morand will discuss how we can prepare for and adjust to life post COVID-19.

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