COVID 19 Information March 25, 2020 By Advanced Dermatology Dear patients of Advanced Dermatology, Providing high-quality dermatologic care for our community has always been our goal. Our practices are still open and we will continue to care for our patients and take care of their health needs. During this time of uncertainty, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to monitor and adapt to the circumstances surrounding the coronavirus. Coronavirus is a type of virus that causes disease of varying severities.Symptoms include: fever, cough, and shortness of breath. As a practice, we are prepared to care for your needs and we will continue to: • Follow the recommendations from the CDC and State Health Department. • All of our staff members and Physicians are washing their hands continuously through out the day, before and after handling patient items. • Wipe down all surfaces several times a day, including frequently touched surfaces by staff and patients. We also provide sanitizing wipes for patient use. How does this affect our patients? Our business hours will change temporarily. As of March 24, 2020, all practice location hours will temporarily change as follows: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday and 8:00 am to 12:00 pm some Saturdays. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to give us a call. Are you showing any symptoms? If you are showing any symptoms of Covid 19 (fever,cough,shortness of breath), please call our office to reschedule your appointment. We also have the option of a Telemed appointment where you can have a virtual appointment with you doctor. You can call our office for details on how to set up a Telemed appointment. If you feel that your appointment in non-essential, you are welcome to reschedule. The safety and health of our staff and patients is our TOP priority. In an effort to reduce crowds per CDC recommendations, we are asking that only the patient scheduled comes in for their appointment. All other guests should remain in their vehicle during the entire duration of the appointment. If a care giver or guardian is required, we will allow one escort per patient. For more information on COVID 19 and helpful resources: The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has many helpful resources you can find online at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html . You can always give our offices a call regarding questions about upcoming appointments. Thank you to all our patients for choosing Advanced Dermatology Skin Care and Laser Surgery Center, P.C. for your dermatological care. No matter the circumstances, we will always be your Friendly Practice.