Your health and well-being is my top priority. As the COVID-19 virus evolves in our community, I am monitoring the situation, with this priority in mind.
There may be days or weeks during this time when the best public health decision is to suspend meetings in my office.
If I am not in the office or you decide that an in-person meeting is not the right choice for you, I will be available for our scheduled appointment time in two ways:
- Telephone (I will call you at our appointment time)
- Telemedicine video and/or audio link (I will send a link to meet me online through your computer or smart phone)
Both of these ways to meet remotely are HIPAA compliant, meaning that the technology is designed to protect your privacy.
In making a decision regarding an in-person meeting during this time of pandemic,
You should stay home if:
- You or your child is experiencing any signs or symptoms of illness
- You have been in close personal contact in the last 14 days with someone who is ill, suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19
- In the last 14 days, you have been to travel alert areas affected by COVID-19, been on a cruise ship, or meet public health criteria for a person who should self-isolate or quarantine.
I am taking measures to keep the office environment as clean as possible.
- Disinfecting door handles and surfaces between appointments
- Washing my hands frequently
If you come to the office for an appointment, please wash your hands before the appointment. Hand washing, keeping our hands away from our face, and social distancing (elbow touch instead of hand shake or hug) are measures we can take to prevent the spread of virus.
The bathrooms across the hall from my office have foam soap and I have additional supplies. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) advises that hand washing using soap and water is more effective than hand sanitizer. I have a limited supply of hand sanitizer to use as needed.
If you choose to cancel your appointment, please let me know as soon as possible.