1. To minimize possible disease spread, and stay within the regulations restricting gatherings, all patients will have to present by themselves without family members or friends until we receive notification otherwise. Family and friends will have to wait in a vehicle.
2. Although we asked you at the time of your reminder call, we will be checking your temperature and asking you about travel and contacts, and if there are any “red flags” we will reschedule your appointment – either by telemedicine or later after appropriate testing and treatment if positive for SARS-CoV-2.
3. We have instituted a telemedicine protocol for those who prefer to have a virtual encounter, and we are mandating it for patients covered by Medicare and Medicaid in accordance with federal government advisories, and recommending it for other individuals as well.