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CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19) Important information Read More
Associates in Dermatology is concerned about your safety during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
The COVID-19 outbreak is foremost in our minds and we want to be very clear that the safety and health of our patients, providers, and team members are a top priority at our offices. The situation is being very closely monitored and we along with other health providers are following the advice of the Center for Disease and Prevention (CDC) and the Florida Department of Health Services (DHS) . We will make any updates that we may need to assure the safety of our patents.
Our hours remain normal at most of our offices to serve our patients. Please be assured, we are taking additional precautions for infection control. For instance, we have increased our staff's routine of disinfecting high-touch areas as well as our patient rooms several times throughout the day. Per the CDC and DHS, we have also restated and enforced the importance of hand hygene with our entire team of medical assistants, providers and other staff members. All magazines have been discarded from our waiting rooms and we have implemented a system to help with social distancing by utilizing all the rooms available and allowing patients to wait in their car until time to be seen. In addition, any of our staff experiencing any illness has been asked to stay home during this time period.
If you have an upcoming appointment we ask that you follow these rules to better allow for your safety as well as that of our staff
Limit the number of people who attend with you to only individuals who are there to assist you during your visit, or provide transportation. Please practice social distancing recommendations provided by the CDC by limiting non-essential people with you.
Reschedule your appointment for a later date if:
- You experience a fever, cough or shortness of breath
- Have had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient within the past 14 days
- Have traveled to any high risk areas in the past 14 days
To Our Higher Risk Patients
Our patients whom are most vulnerable to this epidemic, we want to make certain extra measures are taken for their safety. We encourage high-risk patients to reschedule any non-urgent visits for a later time. This includes patients who meet the following criteria:
- 65 years of age and older
- Individuals with compromised immune systems
- Individuals with serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes and lung disease.
- Individuals with cancer, organ transplant, or immune deficiency
- Individuals who are on medication that suppresses their immune system.
To reschedule your appointment for any reason, please contact our offices as soon as possible.
Our team at Associates in Dermatology are taking this outbreak seriously, as well as the health and safety of our patients and dedicated team members. We will continue to update and prioritize our procedures as this situation evolves.