Coronavirus (COVID-19) update 3/31/2020
To Our Patients & Our Community:
We understand the growing concern surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) across the communities we serve. The health and safety of our patients, providers, and staff is our top priority. Advanced Dermatology Associates LTD has been actively preparing its offices, providers, and employees to identify possible patients with the COVID-19 virus to prevent further transmission.
As an alternative to in-office appointments, we are now offering online Video Visit Dermatology Appointments. This is a great way for our patients to get the care they need while preventing any risk to their health or the health of others.
Patients with Upcoming Appointments
If you have traveled internationally, traveled to Colorado, New York, California, Florida, New Jersey, Louisiana, Connecticut or Washington, traveled on any cruise ship, have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, or you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed below, we MUST reschedule your appointment for a future date.
- Shortness of breath
- GI symptoms – diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, or stomach pains
- Experienced recent loss of smell or taste
Please call the office and our staff will reschedule your appointment. We will be screening every patient at check in to identify and limit potential exposure to COVID-19 in our offices.
A Note to Our Higher Risk Patients
As the virus continues to spread, we want to protect and safeguard our most vulnerable patients – the elderly, people with serious chronic medical conditions (heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease), and people with cancer, organ transplants, immune deficiency, or on immunosuppressive medications.
Elderly and higher-risk patients should consider changing any routine, non-urgent visits to a later date.
Alternate Waiting Room
In adherence with federal physical (social) distancing directives, this policy is provided for the safety of our providers, staff, and patients. Office access is restricted to “day of” appointment patients only. We are limiting the number of patients in our office at one time. If you wish to wait outside the waiting room, please call our office to let us know you are “HERE”, and we will check you in. Please remain in your vehicle. When we are ready for you, we will call you and meet you at the front door.
Thank you for your cooperation and your support.