Preventative Measures for COVID-19
Michael Yochelson, M.D., MBA and Jesse Couk, M.D., discuss the new virus
A new Shepherd Center Radio podcast addresses concerns around COVID-19, how it spreads, symptoms and preventative measures you should take.
Michael Yochelson, M.D., MBA, chief medical officer at Shepherd Center, and Jesse Couk, M.D., infectious disease consulting physician at Shepherd Center, discuss the new virus and its symptoms, precautions for those with spinal cord injury, brain injury or multiple sclerosis and preventative measures.
Dr. Yochelson joined Shepherd Center in 2017. He is a board-certified neurologist and physiatrist who has also served in an academic capacity as a professor and vice chair of clinical affairs in the department of rehabilitation medicine and professor of clinical neurology at Georgetown University.
Dr. Couk graduated from California State University, Chico with degrees in biology and chemistry. He attended medical school at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., where he also completed his training in internal medicine. Dr. Couk is board-certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases. Dr. Couk joined Shepherd Center in 2016 as an infectious diseases consulting physician.
Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neuromuscular conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 740 inpatients, nearly 280 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.