Important Information Regarding COVID-19
In all of our offices we are now requiring anyone in our office to wear a mask upon entry, have increased the cleaning protocols for patient contact areas, and are practicing social distancing in the waiting room and whenever possible in the patient care areas.
Our staff are wearing additional PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) as a safety precaution. We are also directing our patients to rinse with peroxide before all exams, as well as checking their temperatures and the temperatures of staff.
Our Patient Care Coordinators will be screening all patients, asking them:
- Have you traveled internationally or to COVID hotspots?
- Have you had contact with a person known to have COVID-19?
- Do you have any of the following symptoms; fever, cough, or shortness of breath?
Because of the ease of transmission of COVID-19, patients are also reminded that we would like only one family member or friend to accompany them to their appointment.
In recognition of ongoing news reports and the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus, we realize our patients have questions. As dedicated health care professionals, we want you to know that we remain as diligent as ever in protecting the health and safety of our patients and staff. Our practice strictly adheres to and exceeds the standards for infection control by wearing personal protective gear, using hospital-grade disinfectants, practicing the latest sterilization protocols, utilizing single-use disposable materials, and more. Every effort we have in place is to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. We want you to know that we are monitoring this situation very closely, and we will keep you updated regularly.
Symptoms of coronavirus are reported as flu-like, with varying degrees of severity. While we do not know everything about this virus to date, individuals who are elderly and/or immunocompromised appear to be the most at risk of a severe infection. To ensure your health and safety, and the health and safety of everyone at our practice, please reschedule your appointment if you or a member of your household has a cough, fever, and/or flu-like symptoms. In addition, please reschedule your appointment if you have traveled to any areas within the past 14 days that are at high risk for contracting the coronavirus.
We thank you in advance and extend our gratitude for your understanding and cooperation. Together, we can help keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office, and one of our staff members will be more than happy to assist you.