COVID-19 has taken the world by storm. It was only weeks ago we were living our lives: traveling, getting together with friends, family, community. Much has changed in just a few short weeks. We hope you and your loved ones are well.
Our office has a committment to heatlh care. So how does the current COVID-19 pandemic relate affect our practice?
First, we will remain open. We will maintain the same office hours. We are restricting office visits to minimize the numbers of patients in our waiting room and exam rooms in order to accommodate recommended social distancing. Many of you may have been or will be asked to reschedule routine appointments until after social distancing restrictions are eased. Thank you for your patience.
We are still seeing patients for post-surgery follow-up visits, injury follow-ups, infections, open wounds, diabetic wounds, and other needs. One of our responisibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic is to keep our foot and ankle patients out of the ER, Urgent Care and hospital to reduce your risk of COVID-19 exposure, and to help reduce the demands on our hospitals. Please call us and schedule an appointment if you have an urgent foot care need. We can easily accommate you the same day (Monday through Friday).
We are now offering limited Telehealth visits. These are covered by your insurance and depending on your plan may not have a copay during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please call the office for details.
We are taking many precautions in our office to reduce your and our staff members' risk. If our lobby has more than one or two people waiting, we may ask you to wait outside in our shaded courtyard or in your car to minimize social contact. In addition to our usual sanitizing of exam tables and instruments between patients, we are increasing the frequency of sanitizing our frequently contacted surfaces including door knobs, guest chairs, etc. Hand sanitizer stations, as always, are located in all exam rooms and hallways and are available for your use. A facemask is available to at risk patients.
We also ask that we restrict patient escorts to one person with them in the lobby or exam room. Additional escorts are asked to wait outside or in your vehicle.
If you have any questions regarding COVID-19 please call our office. Also please refer to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website for the most up-to-date guidance for your and your famlies.
Dr Clement and Staff