Your comfort and safety are my top priority.
Here are the changes to my practice to decrease infectious risk for both of us:
- Brief interventions such as a vaccinations or blood pressure checks are done in your car.
- The reason for every in-person appointment must be declared. If your symptoms are potentially due to COVID19, your exam and COVID19 testing will take place in your car.
- Talking and listening make up the bulk of your annual wellness exam. This can be accomplished outside in favorable weather: you sit on the flower planter bench outside and I sit on my stool at least 6ft away. In inclement weather, we can do this portion of the exam over the phone.
- You (and a family member if you desire) are the only patient in the office during your time slot.
- Everyone in the office wears a mask covering his/her nose and mouth at all times. Additionally, I wear a face shield and sanitize my hands frequently.
- Extra time is allotted between each patient for disinfecting high-touch surfaces.
- Many evaluations can be done remotely via text, call or email. I will let you know if in-person contact is necessary.
- I am sorry to say that I do not have any COVID19 vaccinations available at my office, nor do I know if/when they might arrive. I engage in regular communication with the NYS Department of Health and have submitted all the paperwork necessary to be a licensed vaccination site. As soon as a shipment comes through my door, my patients will be the first to know!