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Memorial Health offers free consultations amid outbreak

Those feeling under the weather and wondering if their flu-like symptoms could be related to coronavirus can now be examined by a doctor from the privacy of their homes at no cost, Memorial Healthcare System announced on Thursday.

MemorialDocNow, the online application from Memorial Healthcare System, doesn’t require insurance and the free telehealth offer is available through March 31.

MemorialDocNow physicians can diagnose, write prescriptions as needed, and are available 24/7. To avoid the service’s usual $59 charge, users should enter “MemorialCares” when prompted for a coupon code.

To access MemorialDocNow from a computer, visit www.memorialdocnow.com. From a mobile phone, download the app in the Apple or Google Play store.

The Florida Department of Health on Thursday morning listed seven cases  of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Broward County and one in Miami-Dade counties. There weren’t any case listed for Palm Beach County.

Coronavirus patients present with mild to severe respiratory symptoms similar to those of influenza, including fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The virus has been identified in more than 100 locations worldwide and, at this point, there is no vaccine. (To learn more, visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website).

Memorial Healthcare System is one of the largest public healthcare systems in the U.S. and a national leader in quality care and patient satisfaction. It includes Memorial Regional Hospital, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Memorial Regional Hospital South, Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Health Specialty Center in Wellington, and Memorial Manor nursing home.

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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky

Editor-in-Chief

BIOGRAPHY

Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.