To all of my patients,
In this uncertain time, my practice remains focused on the best health interests of my patients and my staff. While my office is open and seeing patients in all locations, I request that you remain at home if you are experiencing any of the COVID-19 related symptoms listed below. If you have an appointment and develop any symptoms, please contact us immediately and we will be happy to reschedule your appointment to a safer time.
Fever or chills
Sore throat or cough
Runny nose or congestion
New loss of taste or smell
Shortness of breath
Nausea or vomiting
To ensure that your visit is safe, my practice has established the following protocols:
- Regular monitoring and screening of staff for symptoms of COVID-19, including daily onsite temperature checks. Patients will also have temperatures taken before they are admitted to the office. Anyone with a temperature above 100.4 will be sent home and instructed to contact their primary care office. All patients and visitors will also be screened for symptoms of the coronavirus at each visit.
- All employees, patients and any visitors must wear a mask or facial cloth covering. Patients are asked to come alone unless physical or language assistance is required. If you have other needs for a companion on your visit, please discuss this with our staff before your appointment.
- Appointments will be staggered to minimize contact with others. Patients may be asked to wait in their car until they can be admitted into the office
- Physical distancing will be practiced as much as is practicable. Hand hygiene will be observed by everyone entering and leaving the office.
- Patients will be escorted directly to an exam room while they are in the office. Rooms will be thoroughly disinfected per CDC standards between patient visits.
For patients who live in group community settings (e.g. retirement home, nursing facility), please delay any non-emergent appointments until some point in the future.
For patients who are at high risk due to age or preexisting conditions, please carefully consider whether your visit should be delayed until the prevalence of this disease is further reduced.
I appreciate your support and understanding as we all navigate these challenging times. I hope that you and your family remain well and continue to be safe.
Kevin Perman, MD