We hope that everyone has been staying healthy, happy, and safe during these challenging times. We want you to know that the safety of our patients and staff is extremely important to us, and we are making every effort to follow the best guidelines to keep everyone safe. After reviewing the most up-to-date information from the CDC and local health authorities, we have decided on the following protocols:
PRIOR TO YOUR VISIT:
- PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE TO RESCHEDULE YOUR VISIT if you have a cough, fever, headache, new loss of taste or smell, repeated shaking with chills, sore throat, shortness of breath, muscle pain, known or suspected exposure to COVID-19, a pending COVID-19 laboratory test, or have not been practicing safe social distancing in the past two weeks.
To limit crowding, we kindly request that ONLY THE PATIENT come to the appointment. We also request that you do not bring children to the appointment. If absolutely necessary, one person can accomodate the patient during the visit.
Face masks are required upon entry and at all times while in the building. After you check in at the front desk, your temperature will be taken and you will be asked about COVID-19 symptoms.
While in the office, please practice safe social distancing (staying 6 feet apart) from other patients whenever possible. Please note that for social distancing purposes, we have not only reduced our patient volume but also have modified our patient flow policies, such as limiting the check-out area to one patient at a time to avoid line formation.
CLEANLINESS AND SAFETY:
Rest assured that we have already screened every member of our staff for symptoms of COVID-19 and will continue to do so on an ongoing basis. Furthermore, for your safety as well as ours, we will continue to follow very strict cleanliness protocols as recommended by the Texas Medical Board and the CDC. All our products being used on surfaces in exam rooms are EPA-approved to kill the current strain of Coronavirus.
OPTION FOR TELEMEDICINE VISITS:
For those who wish to avoid an in-person visit, we would be happy to offer you a telemedicine visit if possible. Call our office and we will get you scheduled appropriately.
We know that this requires more effort on your part as patients, but we are hopeful that you can appreciate and understand the measures we are taking during this time. We truly appreciate your cooperation in our efforts towards keeping our community safe and healthy.