Long COVID Support Group

Long COVID Support GroupMost people recover from COVID-19 within 2 weeks but a smaller cohort of survivors experience prolonged health-related issues. These “Long-COVID” or Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 (PASC) patients experience a range of symptoms: fatigue, brain fog, shortness of breath, joint pain, depression, hair loss, chest pain and other reported symptoms. 

These symptoms can range from mild to incapacitating and can be incredibly disruptive to a person's life. This group is designed to support those patients who do not fully recover. 

At the meetings, Munson Healthcare staff and other experts will share the latest information and provide practical guidance for addressing the most common symptoms. 

Sessions are held the first Thursday of each month from 5 - 6:30 pm Eastern Time via Zoom, unless otherwise noted. Participation is free. Registration is required. Participants must register for each meeting they wish to attend.

Upcoming Sessions (click date to register)

Thursday, December 1
5 - 6:30 pm Eastern Time

Dr. Michael Lucido

Path from Surviving to Thriving
with Michael Lucido, PhD, LP

Dr. Michael Lucido has a doctorate in clinical psychology with master's degrees in child psychology and psychopharmacology.  He is board certified in neurofeedback. He has provided psychological services in Detroit and northern Michigan community mental health systems for 14 years. Since 2016, he has been practicing as a clinical psychologist at Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital and Boyne Area Health Center. He specializes in autism, OCD, depression, anxiety, trauma related disorders, cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR, and biofeedback.


Recent Sessions

Sleep for the Health of It: Empower Your Sleep for the Long Haul!
with N. Craig Boss, MD, ABSM, AAFP

Dr. Boss attended medical school at the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University and completed his residency in Family Medicine at Ft. Bragg, NC. Following his residency, he served as a faculty member, including Assistant Residency Director at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center Family Medicine Residency program in Ft. Gordon, GA. After leaving the Army in 1997, he practiced full spectrum Family Medicine at Charlevoix Hospital until 2005. He then completed his Sleep Medicine fellowship at the University of Michigan and has since devoted his practice to Sleep Medicine. He is interested in all aspects of sleep medicine and evaluates both adult and pediatric patients. He is a passionate teacher and has earned several teaching and clinical awards. He speaks locally and nationally on topics of Family and Sleep Medicine.

Resources: 
Munson Healthcare Sleep Medicine Services

Autumn Wellness, Healthy Eating and Long COVID
with Laura McCain, RD, CDE

Laura McCain, RD, CDE received her BS in Medical Dietetics from the University of Illinois in 1980 and has worked in hospitals around the country. She obtained her associate degree in Culinary Arts from Northwestern Michigan College’s Great Lakes Culinary institute in 2003. She believes obtaining her chef degree has significantly helped her ability to communicate how to make healthy food taste great. Laura has worked at Munson Medical Center for 25 years.

Resources: 
Munson Healthcare Wellness and Nutrition     |     Mindful by Sodexo     |     Ellie Krieger Recipes

Managing Stress with Chair Yoga
with Jeanett Pritchett, MA

Jeanett Joy Pritchett, a native of Benzie County, is an adjunct professor in the Applied Psychology Department at NYU Steinhardt. She has a Master of Arts degree in school counseling from New York University and specializes in self-advocacy and social-emotional regulation. A Wellness Counselor who is a certified meditation coach and RYT200 yoga teacher, Jeanett offers workshops, small groups, and one-on-one sessions to help acknowledge how stress is manifesting in your mind, body, and soul. Participants discover the benefits of breath work, yoga, journal writing, and art.

Resources: 
Chair Yoga     |     Body Scan Script     |     About Stress

 


Overview of Long COVID

For a brief overview of Long COVID, watch this video with family medicine physician and Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital Chief Medical Officer Brian McComb, DO. 


Mary Free Bed ReCOVery Program

Our partners at Mary Free Bed offer outpatient rehabilitation services for children and adults recovering from COVID-19, including those experiencing "long COVID" symptoms weeks or months after their infection has cleared. 

Services are available virtually and at select Mary Free Bed locations, including Mary Free Bed at Munson Healthcare - Long Lake in Traverse City. 

Download a flyer for more information or visit our website.