Important Information Regarding COVID-19
An Update from Lawrence Goettisheim
In recognition of ongoing news reports and the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus, we realize our patients have questions. As dedicated health care professionals, we want you to know that we remain as diligent as ever in protecting the health and safety of our patients and staff. Our practice strictly adheres to and exceeds the standards for infection control by wearing personal protective gear, using hospital-grade disinfectants, practicing the latest sterilization protocols, utilizing single-use disposable materials, and more. Every effort we have in place is to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. We want you to know that we are monitoring this situation very closely, and we will keep you updated regularly.
What our practice is doing for your health and safety
We are fastidious about adhering to, or exceeding, the standards of care regarding infection control. We always use single-use masks, gloves, gowns and eye protection including shields to treat our patients. All of our equipment and work surfaces are carefully wiped down with anti-bacterial and anti-viral solutions before and after each patient is seen. We are staggering patient appointments to insure that there is less contact between our patients during this pandemic. Our instruments are sterilized using the most modern technology that is available. We value the health of our patients and staff members and will continue to keep you updated with any changes as they arise.
Symptoms of coronavirus are reported as flu-like, with varying degrees of severity. While we do not know everything about this virus to date, individuals who are elderly and/or immunocompromised appear to be the most at risk of a severe infection. To ensure your health and safety, and the health and safety of everyone at our practice, please reschedule your appointment if you or a member of your household has a cough, fever, and/or flu-like symptoms. In addition, please reschedule your appointment if you have traveled to any areas within the past 14 days that are at high risk for contracting the coronavirus.
We know that these restrictions sound severe but we are trying to protect our patients and our staff members. Your compliance will help us keep others safe and allow all of us to get back to a normal routine faster. Remember, we are all in this together and with proper precaution, we will all come out together.
We thank you in advance and extend our gratitude for your understanding and cooperation. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office, and one of our staff members will be more than happy to assist you.
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