Coronavirus (Covid-19) / Telehealth

Dr. Steppie and his entire team of dermatology providers wishes to thank you for entrusting us with your care, and while the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing, the safety and health of our patients, providers, and team members remains a priority at our offices.

Data collected by the Florida Department of Health indicates the State has achieved several critical benchmarks in flattening the curve, and at Associates in Dermatology, we are doing our share.

The additional infection control precautions that we put in place at the onset of the pandemic are continuing. 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 hygiene with our entire team of medical assistants, providers and other staff members.

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:

  • At this time, we limit the number of people who attend with our patients to only those who are there to assist during the visit or provide transportation (for instance in case of a patient being a child or other dependent).
  • While in our offices, patients (& their caregivers) are recommended (but not required) to wear a face covering or protective face masks during their visit.
  • If our waiting rooms feel a bit too crowded or your are more comfortable, you may wait in your car until it is time to be seen.

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

Higher Risk Patients / Telehealth

We recognize that some of our patients are still at a higher risk than others despite the administrations of the Covid-19 vaccinations and the flattening of the curve. With that in mind, we are continuing to offer Telehealth services to patients who may qualify.  If you have a special risk such as is listed below (or another health concern), please call our office or click the link below.

  • 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.

We are also glad to offer Telehealth Medicine services, currently to our patients. *restrictions may apply.
Click here to request a telehealth visit or call us at 800 827 7546.

As always, we make the health and safety of our patients and dedicated team members a top priority. We will continue to update and prioritize our procedures as this situation evolves.

Click HERE more information on COVID-19 and Telehealth

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