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COVID-19 Post 13

As an ongoing public service to patients and the general public accessing this site, Tomar Pain Centers will continuously post regular updates on the COVID-19 infection in Arizona and in the USA.

As 2021 unfolds, vaccinations for the US population have reached into the tens of millions. As a result, new cases of COVID are plummeting, hospitalizations are also decreasing dramatically. Currently there are 3 Vaccines available. Keep in mind, that only 20% of the US population is vulnerable to COVID. People under the age of 50, have little or no symptoms.

In Arizona there are about 800,000 that have tested positive for COVID. Keep in mind that Arizona has a population of almost 8,000,000 people. The urban area of Phoenix, Tucson and Yuma have over 80% of the active COVID cases. Also, people who tested positive are less than 15% of all people who were tested. Currently, over 10,000 people are being tested daily in Arizona. Simply put, more testing, more exposures.

Of the vast majority of people tested, 90% of those who test positive will remain asymptomatic or will have very mild (cold flu) like symptoms. Humans have a remarkably effective auto-immune system which creates anti bodies and fights whatever pathogens are around including the COVID virus.

In Yavapai County for example, 105,000 people have tested for COVID-19 (less than 18,000 are positive). Out of those who have tested positive, 8% have been hospitalized. Yavapai County has population of 230,000. The odds are 1 in 15 of getting exposed to COVID-19 in Yavapai County.

Remember frequent hand washing four to five times a day depending on people to people contacts, does prove to limit exposure. Gargling with “Antiseptic liquids like Listerine” swishing for 30 seconds, 2 to 3 times a day kills most, if not all, pathogens in the mouth and throat for several hours.

Last but not least, the weather in Arizona is gorgeous this time of year. Go outdoors as much as you can, the health benefits of sunlight and fresh air are well known. COVID does not live in the outdoors for long.

Tomar Pain Centers’ are open daily to aid in treating muscle skeletal pains and aches. The clinic follows strict Government guidelines in providing clean and sterile environments. Call today to make an appointment.

Have a joyous Easter.

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Remember the Bible states eloquently,
“BE NOT AFRAID”

COVID-19 Post 12

As an ongoing public service to patients and the general public accessing this site, Tomar Pain Centers will be posting regular updates on the COVID-19 infection in Arizona and the USA. In Arizona there are about 240,000 that have tested positive for COVID. Keep in mind that Arizona has a population of almost 8,000,000 people. The urban area of Phoenix, Tucson and Yuma have over 80% of the active COVID cases. Also, people who tested positive are less than 10% of all people who were tested. Currently, over 10,000 people are being tested daily in Arizona. Simply put, more testing, more exposures. Of the vast majority of people tested, 90% of those who test positive will remain asymptomatic or will have very mild (cold flu) like symptoms. Humans have a very effective auto-immune system which creates anti bodies and fights whatever pathogens are around including the COVID virus. As stated previously most people who develop severe symptoms which may require hospitalization are those whose immune systems are compromised, these are people with Cancer, Chronic Pulmonary Obstructive Disease, Heart Problems, Diabetes, and the like. Those individuals have the greatest risk if exposed to any pathogens. Keep in mind in Arizona over 120 people die daily from various causes. Less than 30 die daily (less than 5%) from COVID. In Yavapai County for example, 50,000 people have tested for COVID-19 (less than 3,000 are positive). Out of those who have tested positive, 9% have been hospitalized. Yavapai County has population of 230,000. The odds are 100 to 1 of getting exposed to COVID-19 in Yavapai County. Remember frequent hand washing four to five times a day depending on people to people contacts, does prove to limit exposure. Gargling with “Antiseptic liquids like Listerine” swishing for 30 seconds, 2 to 3 times a day kills most, if not all, pathogens in the mouth and throat for several hours. Last but not least, the weather in Arizona will be gorgeous in the Fall. Go outdoors as much as you can, the health benefits of sunlight and fresh air are well known. COVID does not live in the outdoors for long. Tomar Pain Centers’ are open daily to aid in treating muscle skeletal pains and aches. The clinic follows strict Government guidelines in providing clean and sterile environments. Call today to make an appointment. The elections are upon us. Remember to VOTE, the future of America is in your hands. More later, Remember the Bible states eloquently, “THIS TOO SHALL PASS” “GOD BLESS AMERICA” “BE NOT AFRAID”

COVID-19 Post 11

Happy Labor Day! A Message from Dr. Masters: As an ongoing public service to patients and the general public accessing this site, Tomar Pain Centers will be posting regular updates on the COVID-19 infection in Arizona and the USA. In Arizona there are about 190,000 that have tested positive for COVID. Keep in mind that Arizona has a population of almost 8,000,000 people. The urban area of Phoenix, Tucson and Yuma have over 80% of the active COVID cases. Also, people who tested positive are less than 10% of all people who were tested. Currently, over 10,000 people are being tested daily in Arizona. Simply put, more testing, more exposures. Of the vast majority of people tested, 90% of those who test positive will remain asymptomatic or will have very mild (cold flu) like symptoms. Humans have a very effective auto-immune system which creates anti bodies and fights whatever pathogens are around including the COVID virus. As stated previously most people who develop severe symptoms which may require hospitalization are those whose immune systems are compromised, these are people with Cancer, Chronic Pulmonary Obstructive Disease, Heart Problems, Diabetes, and the like. Those individuals have the greatest risk if exposed to any pathogens. Keep in mind in Arizona over 120 people die daily from various causes. Less than 30 die daily from COVID. In Yavapai County for example, 35,000 people have tested for COVID-19 (less than 2,200 are positive). Out of those who have tested positive, 20 have been hospitalized. Yavapai County has population of 230,000. The odds are 100 to 1 of getting exposed to COVID-19 in Yavapai County. Remember frequent hand washing four to five times a day depending on people to people contacts, does prove to limit exposure. Gargling with “Antiseptic liquids like Listerine” swishing for 30 seconds, 2 to 3 times a day kills most, if not all, pathogens in the mouth and throat for several hours. Last but not least, the weather in Arizona will be gorgeous in the Fall. Go outdoors as much as you can, the health benefits of sunlight and fresh air are well known. COVID does not live in the outdoors for long. Tomar Pain Centers’ are open daily to aid in treating muscle skeletal pains and aches. The clinic follows strict Government guidelines in providing clean and sterile environments. Call today to make an appointment. As the Arizona economy reopens, remember to patronize the local businesses. As the churches open again, take a moment to visit and pray. More later, Remember the Bible states eloquently, “THIS TOO SHALL PASS” “GOD BLESS AMERICA”

COVID-19 Post 7

Week of June 1, 2020

As an ongoing public service to patients and the general public accessing this site, Tomar Pain Centers will be posting regular updates on the COVID-19 infection in Arizona and the USA.

In Arizona there are under 20,000 people that have tested positive for COVID. Keep in mind that Arizona has a population of almost 8,000,000 people. Maricopa County has over half of the acute COVID cases. Also, people who tested positive are less than 6% of all people who were tested.

Of the vast majority of people tested, 90% of those who test positive will remain asymptomatic or will have very mild (cold flu) like symptoms. Humans have a very effective auto-immune system which creates anti bodies and fights whatever pathogens are around including the COVID virus.

As stated previously most people who develop severe symptoms which may require hospitalization are those whose immune systems are compromised, these are people with Cancer, Chronic Pulmonary Obstructive Disease, Heart Problems, Diabetes and the like. Those individuals have the greatest risk if exposed to any pathogens. Keep in mind in Arizona over 120 people die daily from various causes.

Yavapai County for example, has very few people who have tested positive for COVID-19 (less than 300). Yavapai County has population of 230,000. The odds of being exposed to COVID in Yavapai are one in a thousand.

Remember frequent hand washing four to five times a day depending on people to people contacts, does prove to limit exposure. Gargling with “Antiseptic liquids like Listerine” swishing for 30 seconds, four to five times a day kills most, if not all, pathogens in the mouth and throat for several hours.

Last but not least, the weather in Arizona is gorgeous this time of year. Go and stay outdoors as much as you can, the health benefits of sunlight and fresh air are well known. COVID does not live in the outdoors for long.

Tomar Pain Centers’ are open daily to aid in treating muscle skeletal pains and aches. The clinic follows strict Government guidelines in providing clean and sterile environments. Call today to make an appointment.
As the Arizona economy reopens, remember to patronize the local businesses. As the churches open again, take a moment to visit and pray.

More later,

Remember the Bible states eloquently,
“THIS TOO SHALL PASS”
“GOD BLESS YOU ALL”

COVID-19 Post 9

Week of July 3, 2020 Happy 4th of July! A Message from Dr. Masters:

As an ongoing public service to patients and the general public accessing this site, Tomar Pain Centers will be posting regular updates on the COVID-19 infection in Arizona and the USA.
In Arizona there are about 75,000 that have tested positive for COVID. Keep in mind that Arizona has a population of almost 8,000,000 people. Maricopa County has over half of the active COVID cases. Also, people who tested positive are less than 6% of all people who were tested. Currently, over 10,000 people are being tested daily in Arizona. Simply put, more testing, more exposures.

Of the vast majority of people tested, 90% of those who test positive will remain asymptomatic or will have very mild (cold flu) like symptoms. Humans have a very effective auto-immune system which creates anti bodies and fights whatever pathogens are around including the COVID virus.

As stated previously most people who develop severe symptoms which may require hospitalization are those whose immune systems are compromised, these are people with Cancer, Chronic Pulmonary Obstructive Disease, Heart Problems, Diabetes and the like. Those individuals have the greatest risk if exposed to any pathogens. Keep in mind in Arizona over 120 people die daily from various causes. Less than 15 die daily from COVID.

In Yavapai County for example, 16,000 people have tested for COVID-19 (less than 800 are positive). Out of those who have tested positive, 7 have been hospitalized. Yavapai County has population of 230,000. The odds are 600 to 1 of getting exposed to COVID-19 in Yavapai County.

Remember frequent hand washing four to five times a day depending on people to people contacts, does prove to limit exposure. Gargling with “Antiseptic liquids like Listerine” swishing for 30 seconds, 2 to 3 times a day kills most, if not all, pathogens in the mouth and throat for several hours.

Last but not least, the weather in Arizona is gorgeous this time of year. Go and stay outdoors as much as you can, the health benefits of sunlight and fresh air are well known. COVID does not live in the outdoors for long.

Tomar Pain Centers’ are open daily to aid in treating muscle skeletal pains and aches. The clinic follows strict Government guidelines in providing clean and sterile environments. Call today to make an appointment.

As the Arizona economy reopens, remember to patronize the local businesses. As the churches open again, take a moment to visit and pray.

More later,

Remember the Bible states eloquently,
“THIS TOO SHALL PASS”
“GOD BLESS YOU ALL”

COVID-19 Post 10

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS – Common Sense Measures

We are now four months into the COVID epidemic in America. Much has been written and broadcast about precautionary measures to supposedly diminish the chances of catching and transmitting the virus. I will not belabor these various recommendations, since there is much controversy about these measures. Take, for example, wearing masks, inside and outside buildings. A mega study on the masks done in April 2020 points to scant usefulness of the masks in general. The masks examined in the mega study concluded, may be effective in controlling the spread of any virus, but must be accompanied by other measures such as hand washing, isolation techniques such as social distancing, and so on.

This blog, as I mentioned above, deals with other commonsense measures that are very effective in not only building up that immune system but enhancing the health of humans in general. It is useful to remember that, according to the CDC, humans are exposed to over 150 pathogens, bacterial, viral, and otherwise, on a daily basis. This exposure is apart of LIFE on earth, and is part of the human environment. This is why the human auto immune system is so effective is protecting humans by developing antibodies against the various pathogens that we encounter in life.

Humanity has been able to survive on earth not by avoiding pathogens but by being exposed and developing immunity to pathogens. This immunity is what is allowed Europeans to get past the Smallpox pathogen, but killed the native Americans who had no immunity to the pathogen. It is sad to note that the Navajo tribe in Arizona is particularly hard hit by the COVID; the reason being is that their immune system is not on par with others who have better immunity factors. It is also interesting to notes that the greatest number of Americans who are exposed to COVID do not develop symptoms and do not even know that they were exposed. Lastly and very important to remember, the vast number of people exposed to COVID have recovered and are now immune; well over 90 percent of the cases.

Enough of troublesome statistics, let us look at various common sense measures each of us can take, to stay healthy in this environment.

COVID and other viruses enter the human body through the respiratory tract, nasal and oral. Keeping these passages clean and open are primary methods of living healthy.

  1. If you smoke, or use VAPE systems, STOP immediately. Allow the respiratory passages to heal and the lungs to repair. Every cigarette decreases the oxygenation of the lungs and increases the risk of infection.
  2. Exercise, specifically aerobic, forces oxygen into the lings and body and helps not only the healing by energizing the body. 15 to 30 minutes a day of mild to moderate aerobic exercises, such as walking, biking, swimming, Tai Chi, are extremely effective in getting more oxygen into the body to aid the immune system in its job of creating antibodies to infection.
  3. Since one of the major ways COVID and other viruses enter the body are through the nasal passages, keeping these passages clear and free of congestion will go a long way in maintaining health. There are numerous nasal lavage systems on the market, ZIACAM and NAVAGE to name a couple. While these systems are not marketed to eliminate viruses, by keeping the nasal passage clear and clean, viral attacks can be kept to a minimum.
  4. As mentioned in a prior newsletter, the original LISTERINE, in the brown fluid container was marketed to eliminate bacteria and viruses. Gargling 30 seconds at least once or twice a day eliminates pathogens in both the nasal and oral passages. The solution is strong but effective. Just don’t swallow the liquid.

A healthy diet is one of the most important ways of maintaining health and combating infections of any type. Diet not only includes regular nutrition but also supplements such as vitamins, minerals, and adjuvant substances such as herbal additives.

A former blog highlights a high protein diet, at least 100 grams a day, from whatever source, to energize the body and build up the immune system. Eggs, meat, fish, poultry, and beans are all good sources of protein as well as certain grains, such as FARRO and Quinoa which also have substantial protein. In addition, certain vitamins are crucial in building up the immune system:

  1. Vitamin A – while typically known for its positive effect on the eyes and vision, Vitamin A is also very important for the immune system enhancement and is also a very powerful antioxidant. Vitamin A is found in many common colorful vegetables, such as carrots and tomatoes. Its precursor, Beta Carotene, can be taken on a daily basis to enhance the bioavailability of Vitamin A.
  2. The Vitamin B Complex – from the B1 to B12 is crucial in keeping the immune system intact. Supplements such as B100 Complex should be taken on a regular basis. Being water soluble, excess intake is excreted with the urine.
  3. Vitamin C is another powerful immune enhancer and is a very effective antioxidant. During this time of epidemic, Vitamin C should be taken at least three times a day, 1000mg at a time. There is an effervescent for (Emergen C), which is easier on the digestive tract. Vitamin C has been studied extensively over the past 40 years and has found to be very effective in high does (50 grams or more IV) as adjuvant therapy in treating Cancer and severe auto immune diseases.
  4. Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin – was highlighted in a previous blog. Vitamin D, almost a pro hormone, can be synthesized by humans through sun exposure on the bare skin, mostly the torso. Vitamin D is a major substrate in bone formation and the autoimmune system. Adequate amounts at least 1000 to 3000IU daily are suggested for those susceptible to viral infections.

In addition, there are several other supplements that are needed by the human anatomy in fighting off infections from any source:

  1. Zinc – a phenomenal mineral that is vital to human health and well-being. From pregnancy on, Zinc is vital in the development of neural networks and the immune system. It is very vital in would healings and helps regulate blood sugars, and prevent diabetes. It has been shown to enhance vision and is a vital adjunct in cancer therapies. Zinc is found in meats, oysters, fish, and yogurt. Zinc supplements of 25 to 50mg daily are well tolerated. Zinc is one of the essential ingredients of the COVID therapies used in Europe.
  2. Elderberry – an extract from the elderberry plant available in either syrup or capsule form. Elderberry has been shown to reduce the effects of flu and other viral infections by boosting the immune system. Elderberry also helps lower blood sugars and decreases blood pressure. Taken in capsule form (200mg) up to four times a day helps in limiting viral and bacterial infections, especially respiratory in humans.

Lastly, a few words need to be spoken about the Chloroquine/Zinc therapy in treating the COVID infection. Chloroquine is a medication that has been recognized therapy for almost 90 years. Originally used as an anti-malarial medication, it is used in treating auto-immune diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus. The medication is extremely safe and has been used in most countries around the world. It was a standard medication for our military when stationed in parts of the world subject to malaria infections.

It was tested in the early stages of the COVID epidemic and in many studies found to be efficacious in mitigating the progression and severity of a COVID infections. Currently, it is a recognized therapy in Europe and Asia in treating moderate to sever COVID infections.

It has been a controversial therapy here in the U.S. with many supposedly objective studies showing little positive effect in COVID treatment. There is a bias against the Chloroquine and that has been shown in the studies against its use in therapy.

The jury is still out. Unfortunately, with the political climate in the U.S. against the drug, especially since it is advocated by President Trump, the bias will continue to exist. The key here is that there is enough evidence that the drug may work in many people in treating the virus. Given such evidence, it may have proven benefits for those who have been exposed to the virus and have symptoms.

COVID-19 Post 6

May 7, 2020

As an ongoing public service to patients and the general public accessing this site, Tomar Pain Centers will be posting regular updates on the COVID-19 infection in Arizona and the USA.

In Arizona there are currently 9,700 people that have tested positive for COVID. Keep in mind that Arizona has a population of almost 8,000,000 people. Maricopa County has 53% of the acute COVID cases (5,140). Also, people who tested positive are only 8% of all people who were tested.

Of the vast majority of people tested, 90% of those who test positive will remain asymptomatic or will have very mild (cold flu) like symptoms. Humans have a very effective auto-immune system which creates anti bodies and fights whatever pathogens are around including the COVID virus.

As stated previously most people who develop severe symptoms which may require hospitalization are those whose immune systems are compromised, these are people with Cancer, Chronic Pulmonary Obstructive Disease, Heart Problems, Diabetes and the like. Those individuals have the greatest risk if exposed to any pathogens. Keep in mind in Arizona over 120 people die daily from various causes. Currently only 426 deaths are related to COVID.

Yavapai County for example, has only 140 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. Yavapai County has population of 230,000.

Remember frequent hand washing four to five times a day depending on people to people contacts, does prove to limit exposure. Gargling with “Antiseptic liquids like Listerine” swishing for 30 seconds, four to five times a day kills most, if not all, pathogens in the mouth and throat for several hours.

Last but not least, the weather in Arizona is gorgeous this time of year. Go and stay outdoors as much as you can, the health benefits of sunlight and fresh air are well known. COVID does not live in the outdoors for long.

Tomar Pain Centers’ are open daily to aid in treating muscle skeletal pains and aches. The clinic follows strict Government guidelines in providing clean and sterile environments. Call today to make an appointment.

We are actively monitoring the changing situation around COVID-19 and our staff in both the Casa Grande and Prescott locations are meeting regularly to ensure that we are in the best position to continue to meet your pain management needs.

More later,

Remember the Bible states eloquently,
“THIS TOO SHALL PASS”
“GOD BLESS YOU ALL”

COVID-19 Post 5

April 30, 2020


As an ongoing public service to patients and the general public accessing this site, Tomar Pain Centers will be posting regular updates on the COVID-19 infection in Arizona and the USA.

In Arizona there are currently 7,200 people that have tested positive for COVID. Keep in mind that Arizona has a population of almost 8,000,000 people. Maricopa County has 51% of the acute COVID cases (3,700). Also, people who tested positive are only 8% of all people who were tested.

Of the vast majority of people tested, 90% of those who test positive will remain asymptomatic or will have very mild (cold flu) like symptoms. Humans have a very effective auto-immune system which creates anti bodies and fights whatever pathogens are around including the COVID virus.

As stated previously most people who develop severe symptoms which may require hospitalization are those whose immune systems are compromised, these are people with Cancer, Chronic Pulmonary Obstructive Disease, Heart Problems, Diabetes and the like. Those individuals have the greatest risk if exposed to any pathogens. Keep in mind in Arizona over 120 people die daily from various causes. Currently only 304 deaths are related to COVID.

Yavapai County for example, has only 80 people who have tested positive for COVID-19, that means that out of all those tested only 4% test positive.

Remember frequent hand washing four to five times a day depending on people to people contacts, does prove to limit exposure. Gargling with “Antiseptic liquids like Listerine” swishing for 30 seconds, four to five times a day kills most, if not all, pathogens in the mouth and throat for several hours. 

Last but not least, the weather in Arizona is gorgeous this time of year. Go and stay outdoors as much as you can, the health benefits of sunlight and fresh air are well known. COVID does not live in the outdoors for long.

Tomar Pain Centers’ are open daily to aid in treating muscle skeletal pains and aches. The clinic follows strict Government guidelines in providing clean and sterile environments. Call today to make an appointment.
We are actively monitoring the changing situation around COVID-19 and our staff in both the Casa Grande and Prescott locations are meeting regularly to ensure that we are in the best position to continue to meet your pain management needs.

More later,

Remember the Bible states eloquently,
“THIS TOO SHALL PASS”
“GOD BLESS YOU ALL”

COVID-19 Post 4

April 21, 2020

As an ongoing public service to patients and the general public accessing this site, Tomar Pain Centers will be posting regular updates on the COVID-19 infection in Arizona and the USA.

In Arizona there are currently 5,064 people that have tested positive for COVID. Keep in mind that Arizona has a population of almost 8,000,000 people. Maricopa County has 51% of the acute COVID cases (2,600). Also, people who tested positive are only 8% of all people who were tested.

Of the vast majority of people tested, 90% of those who test positive will remain asymptomatic or will have very mild (cold flu) like symptoms. Humans have a very effective auto-immune system which creates anti bodies and fights whatever pathogens are around including the COVID virus.

As stated previously the people who develop severe symptoms which may require hospitalization are those whose immune systems are compromised, these are people with Cancer, Chronic Pulmonary Obstructive Disease, Heart Problems, Diabetes and the like. Those individuals have the greatest risk if exposed to any pathogens. Keep in mind in Arizona over 120 people die daily from various causes. Currently only 187 deaths are related to COVID.

So far this flu/viral season (October 2019-March 2020) over 38 million people have been sickened with the flu over 40,000 people have died this flu/viral season in the USA and that number continues to rise. COVID deaths are at 42,000.

Remember frequent hand washing four to five times a day depending on people to people contacts, does prove to limit exposure. Gargling with “Antiseptic liquids like Listerine” swishing for 30 seconds, four to five times a day kills most, if not all, pathogens in the mouth and throat for several hours.

Last but not least, the weather in Arizona is gorgeous this time of year. Go and stay outdoors as much as you can, the health benefits of sunlight and fresh air are well known. COVID does not live in the outdoors for long.

Tomar Pain Centers’ are open daily to aid in treating muscle skeletal pains and aches. The clinic follows strict CDC guidelines in providing clean and sterile environments. Call today to make an appointment.

We are actively monitoring the changing situation around COVID-19 and our staff in both the Casa Grande and Prescott locations are meeting regularly to ensure that we are in the best position to continue to meet your pain management needs.
More later,
Remember the Bible states eloquently,
“THIS TOO SHALL PASS”
“GOD BLESS YOU ALL”

COVID-19 Post 3

New Post April 15, 2020

As an ongoing public service to patients and the general public accessing this site, Tomar Pain Centers will be posting weekly and sometimes biweekly updates on the COVID-19 infection in Arizona and the USA.

This information is provided to hopefully dispel some of the misinformation that is published by the Media, Government officials and other “professionals.”

In Arizona there are currently 3,800 people that have tested positive for COVID. Keep in mind that Arizona has a population of almost 8,000,000 people. Maricopa County has 55% of the acute COVID cases (2,100). Also, people who tested positive are only 8% of all people who were tested.

The vast majority of people tested who are positive will remain asymptomatic or will have very mild (cold flu) like symptoms. Humans have a very effective auto-immune system which creates anti bodies and fights whatever pathogens are around including the COVID virus.

As stated previously the people who develop severe symptoms which may require hospitalization are those whose immune systems are compromised, these are people with Cancer, Chronic Pulmonary Obstructive Disease, Heart Problems, Diabetes and the like. Those individuals have the greatest risk if exposed to any pathogens. Keep in mind in Arizona over 120 people die daily from various causes. Currently only 131 deaths are related to COVID.

It is important to keep all this in perspective. 8,000 people die daily in the USA from innumerable causes, that is 250,000 deaths in just the last thirty days. Deaths from the COVID are 29,000 in the last 60 days or 500 deaths a day. One-third of the total COVID-19 deaths in the United States is in New York City.
So far this flu/viral season (October 2019-March 2020) over 38 million people have been sickened with the flu over 30,000 people have died this flu/viral season in the USA and that number continues to rise. COVID deaths are at 29,000.

Remember frequent hand washing four to five times a day depending on people to people contacts, does prove to limit exposure. Gargling with “Antiseptic liquids like Listerine” swishing for 30 seconds, four to five times a day kills most, if not all, pathogens in the mouth and throat for several hours.

Last but not least, the weather in Arizona is gorgeous this time of year. Go and stay outdoors as much as you can, the health benefits of sunlight and fresh air are well known. COVID does not live in the outdoors for long.

Tomar Pain Centers’ are open daily to aid in treating muscle skeletal pains and aches caused by whatever pathogens are around. The clinic follows strict CDC guidelines in providing clean and sterile environments. Call today to make an appointment.

We are actively monitoring the changing situation around COVID-19 and our staff in both the Casa Grande and Prescott locations are meeting regularly to ensure that we are in the best position to continue to meet your pain management needs.

More later,

remember the Bible states eloquently,
“THIS TOO SHALL PASS”
“GOD BLESS YOU ALL”

COVID-19 Post 2

New Post April 2, 2020

As an ongoing public service to patients and the general public accessing this site, Tomar Pain Centers will be posting weekly and sometimes biweekly updates on the COVID-19 infection in Arizona and the USA.
This information is provided to hopefully dispel some of the misinformation that is published by the Media, Government officials and other “professionals.”

In Arizona there are currently 1,400 people that have tested positive for COVID. Keep in mind that Arizona has a population of almost 8,000,000 people. Maricopa County has 2/3 of the acute COVID cases (800).

The vast majority of people tested who are positive will remain asymptomatic or will have very mild (cold flu) like symptoms. Humans have a very effective auto-immune system which creates anti bodies and fights whatever pathogens are around including the COVID virus.

As stated previously the people who develop severe symptoms which may require hospitalization are those whose immune systems are compromised, these are people with Cancer, Chronic Pulmonary Obstructive Disease, Heart Problems, Diabetes and the like. Those individuals have the greatest risk if exposed to any pathogens. Keep in mind in Arizona over 120 people die daily from various causes. Currently only 1-4 deaths are related to COVID.

Lastly it is important to keep all this in perspective. 8000 people die daily in the USA from innumerable causes, that is 250,000 deaths in just the last thirty days. Deaths from the COVID are 5,000 in the last 30 days.
So far this flu/viral season (October 2019-March 2020) over 19 million people have been sickened with the flu over 30,000 people have died this flu/viral season in the USA. COVID deaths are at 5,000.
Remember frequent hand washing four to five times a day depending on people to people contacts, does prove to limit exposure. Gargling with “Antiseptic liquids like Listerine” swishing for 30 seconds, four to five times a day kills most, if not all, pathogens in the mouth and throat for several hours.

Tomar Pain Centers are open daily to aid in treating muscle skeletal pains and aches caused by whatever pathogens are around. The clinic follows strict CDC guidelines in providing clean and sterile environments. Call today to make an appointment.

We are actively monitoring the changing situation around COVID-19, and our staff in both Casa Grande and Prescott locations are meeting regularly to ensure that we are in the best position to continue to meet your pain management needs.

More later,
remember the Bible states eloquently,
“THIS TOO SHALL PASS”
“GOD BLESS YOU ALL”

COVID-19 Post 1

My name is Dr. Tom Masters, D.O. I am the physician here at Tomar Pain Centers. There are many concerns people are having at this time about the COVID-19 virus and its spread throughout Arizona and the United States.

Some facts that are pertinent about COVID-19 especially in Arizona. The COVID-19 virus is part of a family of “cold-flu” viruses and is very temperature sensitive. This is why the greatest spread is in cold-wet-damp environments. Arizona’s climate, hot and dry, is extremely effective in limiting the spread of any flu viruses.

The virus is not airborne per se, but can be spread by mucous droplets, coughing, from infected people. Precautions such as, frequent hand washing, cleaning surfaces, and not touching the face with hands are very effective in curbing the spread of any virus or bacteria.

Even if exposed to COVID-19 or any flu virus the chances of symptoms arising are less than one in a hundred. Those who become symptomatic generally have mild flu like symptoms for a few days. Severe symptoms occur only in those individuals who are immune comprised with heart, lung, gastric pathologies.

Lastly, COVID-19 “epidemic” is nowhere near the medical problem of 2009-2010 “Swine Flu” outbreak. Then over 60 million people were exposed, and thousands died. Most people today do not even remember this “epidemic.”

As the Bible states eloquently, “Be Not afraid.” “This too shall pass.”

Tomar Pain Centers are open daily to aid in treating muscle skeletal pains and aches caused by whatever pathogens are around. The clinic follows strict CDC guidelines is providing clean and sterile environments. Call today to make an appointment.

“You too can live without the pain.”

Your Health & Safety is Our Priority:

At Tomar Pain Centers, we are taking a number of proactive steps to help ensure your access to healthcare services, while protecting the health and safety of our patients and our employees.

We are actively monitoring the changing situation around COVID-19, and our staff in both are Casa Grande and Prescott locations are meeting regularly to ensure that we are in the best position to continue to meet your pain management needs.

As part of that, we are coordinating with our suppliers and vendors to avoid changes to your service, even as we remain in touch with authorities like the Arizona Department of Health Services, CDC, and WHO to inform our decisions.

We are also taking measures inside our facilities to help contain the spread of COVID-19, including continual and consistent use of required Personal Protective Equipment and alcohol-based sanitizers for employees, hand sanitizing for customers, employee training on social distancing and conducting enhanced cleaning procedures in line with recommendations from the CDC.

Ways you can help:

  • Stay up to date. For more information on COVID-19, including actions you can personally take to help stop the spread of respiratory diseases, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS).
  • For your own health, we suggest following the CDC’s recommendation to stay home and avoid transmission or exposure when you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Please cancel your appointment if you are feeling ill or have reason to believe you could have been exposed to COVID-19.