For our Patients:
We, as your physicians, understand the apprehension around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), especially in our patients with underlying immunodeficiencies, cardiopulmonary disease, and the elderly. We would advise all our patients to continue their current medications and treatments as directed and not stop any medication unless directed by their physician.
We recommend all our patients follow the CDC recommendations at this time-- public masking with a 2-3 layer mask, hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, limiting contact with groups, limiting travel only as necessary, and staying home or self-quarantining if you feel ill. Since recommendations are always changing, our first line of defense is common sense infection control measures much like we would undertake for the seasonal flu or other infectious disease outbreaks. Also, receiving your COVID-19 when it is your turn will be necessary to turn the tide.
We have telemedicine visits for those that are high risk or would rather do a visit from the comfort of their home or office. If you need to be seen for an in-person visit, we require you wear your own mask when you are seen and only the patient and one guardian (if required) will be allowed in the clinic. The entire office will also be masked for your protection.
If you do have fever with coughing, body aches and pains, loss of taste or smell, vomiting or other flu-like symptoms, call your primary care provider or log-in to our virtual health provider available to all Missouri residents. You may need to be tested for influenza or be evaluated for other illnesses as well. They will determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19. If you are a shot patient, DO NOT come in for your shots if you are ill. Please see our updated shot clinic schedule and protocols.
For more information about how you can protect yourself and your family, please see the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/protect/index.html
We are following all necessary precautionary measures to provide the most comprehensive care and safest environment for our patients and hope that you and your family stay healthy throughout this pandemic.