This is my first Covid-19 post so I will briefly explain how we are managing patients. Right now, there are a lot of unknowns surrounding the novel corona virus. We do know it is a contagious respiratory virus and since our office is not designed to safely separate "infectious" from "non-infectious" patients, we are unfortunately not able to see any patients who have symptoms that even closely resemble an infection with corona virus. We are strict because we want to protect our other patients.
When patients call us and have symptoms like cough, fever, sinus congestion, sore throat or even "allergies", we tell them that unfortunately, for now, we can't see them in our office. We do our best to help by providing a consultation by telephone or video chat. This arrangement is not ideal, but it is a good solution to a complicated problem.
All patients who enter our office are questioned, and if there is any hint of the above, we immediately get them a mask, send them to their car and we call them and give advice.
We are doing everything we can to keep our office a "clean" environment so that all of our other patients can be seen with the assurance that they will not contract COVID 19 or any other Flu-like illness or respiratory virus.
Please call us as you normally would if you need an appointment or have particular questions or concerns about the Corona virus. If we can't help, we will direct you to someone who can.
We are screening all our patients carefully to ensure that you will be safe here. We are currently not seeing patients in our office who have fever or COVID symptoms. We can easily provide consultations over the phone or by video.