Understanding Antibody Testing for COVID-19

Louis Malinow, MD Author
By Louis B Malinow, MD , MDVIP
April 25, 2020

Before I begin to explain antibody testing, I have a few disclosures:


About the Author
Louis Malinow, MD Author
Louis B Malinow, MD
, MDVIP

Louis B. Malinow, MD is an MDVIP-affiliated physician that's been practicing in Baltimore for more than 20 years. He's board certified in Internal Medicine, a certified Hypertension Specialist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology. Dr. Malinow graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed his residency at Stanford University Hospital in Stanford, CA. Dr. Malinow is one of the only physicians in Maryland that specializes in both high blood pressure and high cholesterol management. He is also a member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society and is recognized by Best Doctors and Top Doctor by U.S. News & World Report and Baltimore Magazine. Dr. Malinow has appeared on numerous news programs advocating for preventive care and wellness.

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Coronavirus Relief in Delaware

Members of Dr. David Maleh's MDVIP-affiliated practice in Wilmington, DE, have donated two truck loads of food and more than $1,200 to local food banks to help people in need during the coronavirus shutdown.


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A Mood-Boosting Song from Shari Sachs (Bruce Sachs, MD)

Sheri Sachs recently created this video to boost the spirits of members in her husband’s (Bruce Sachs, MD) MDVIP-affiliated practice.


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IgM and IgG Antibody Tests for COVID-19

Dalton Dunaway, PharmD, BCMAS
By Dalton Dunaway, PharmD, BCMAS
April 3, 2020

IgM and IgG Antibody Tests for COVID-19There are an emerging amount of IgG and IgM antibody tests for COVID-19 that are being developed and presented to clinicians. Currently, the most widely used method for diagnosing COVID-19 is the standard M PCR. This test is the most sensitive testing method and can identify the virus before symptoms are expressed.


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Dalton Dunaway, PharmD, BCMAS
Dalton Dunaway, PharmD, BCMAS

Dalton Dunaway is the Manager, Medical Information of MDVIP. Dalton received his doctorate of pharmacy degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dalton is also a Board Certified Medical Affairs Specialist. Dalton oversees research, education and implementation of medical pilot projects, clinical programs, and additional initiatives related to the MDVIP Wellness Program.

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FDA Policy for Diagnostic Tests for COVID-19

Dalton Dunaway, PharmD, BCMAS
By Dalton Dunaway, PharmD, BCMAS
March 25, 2020

In order to achieve rapid testing for COVID-19, the Food and Drug Administration is shifting some responsibility to states and providing more specific details for commercial and laboratory manufacturers. The FDA is adapting as the situation evolves.


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Dalton Dunaway, PharmD, BCMAS
Dalton Dunaway, PharmD, BCMAS

Dalton Dunaway is the Manager, Medical Information of MDVIP. Dalton received his doctorate of pharmacy degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dalton is also a Board Certified Medical Affairs Specialist. Dalton oversees research, education and implementation of medical pilot projects, clinical programs, and additional initiatives related to the MDVIP Wellness Program.

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The Importance of Sleep

Louis Malinow, MD Author
By Louis B Malinow, MD , MDVIP
August 10, 2019

During sleep we (1) are completely vulnerable to predators; (2) cannot hunt for food; (3) cannot hunt for a mate or reproduce; and (4) cannot care for or protect our young.  For evolution to not have eliminated sleep on this basis means that it must be incredibly important. 

Sleep may relate to risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Wakefulness produces low-level oxidative damage, and sleep is the price we pay for wakefulness.  Sleep repairs much of the oxidative damage, and insufficient sleep can lead to neuronal death by insufficient repair time.


About the Author
Louis Malinow, MD Author
Louis B Malinow, MD
, MDVIP

Louis B. Malinow, MD is an MDVIP-affiliated physician that's been practicing in Baltimore for more than 20 years. He's board certified in Internal Medicine, a certified Hypertension Specialist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology. Dr. Malinow graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed his residency at Stanford University Hospital in Stanford, CA. Dr. Malinow is one of the only physicians in Maryland that specializes in both high blood pressure and high cholesterol management. He is also a member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society and is recognized by Best Doctors and Top Doctor by U.S. News & World Report and Baltimore Magazine. Dr. Malinow has appeared on numerous news programs advocating for preventive care and wellness.

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How to Beat Physician Burnout and Love Being a Doctor Again

David Maleh, MD
By David Maleh, MD
March 4, 2019

Dr. Maleh on BeachAs a primary care physician (PCP) in traditional medicine, my life was hell. I was a solo practicing internist with a 15-year career, and at 46 I was already burned out with no time for family, friends or hobbies, let alone dedicating the time I wanted to give my patients. Each day was a high-stress, uphill battle of not enough time. 


About the Author
David Maleh, MD
David Maleh, MD

Dr. David Maleh is an experienced internist in Delaware where he’s cared for patients for 17 years, including practicing in a retainer-based, personalized care model since August 2017. He has been recognized as a Top Doc in Delaware and Philadelphia magazines. Dr. Maleh is married with two children and enjoys hiking, cycling and cooking.

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How is MDVIP different than concierge medicine?

Although MDVIP personalized healthcare is sometimes referred to as concierge medicine, it’s not. Our model goes far beyond “fee-for-access” practices that are rightfully seen as a concierge service only accessible to the wealthy. Patients of MDVIP-affiliated physicians pay a reasonable fee for a defined set of medically-relevant services focused on early detection, prevention and wellness.

How do I know the MDVIP primary care model will work for me and my patients?

First, MDVIP has a proven forecasting formula to determine if you can achieve the practice experience you want for your patients. There is no cost for our evaluation of your practice, and no obligation. We’ve assessed over 5,600 practices encompassing more than 11 million patient records. We’ve surveyed over a million patients by phone. Our methodology to predict practice success has been refined by the brightest minds, including engineers from the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and back-tested through regression analysis.