In an effort to be available to my patients in a way the reduces the chance of spreading COVID19 (and other infections as well), I am asking that my patients who have fever, cough, shortness of breath or otherwise feel unwell call the office rather than coming in. I will be making myself more available by phone and by videoconferencing. In addition, I am making greater efforts to see sick folk at their homes.
I am exploring ways to get testing for COVID19. The state makes that testing available, but due to limited supplies, they are only testing people with symptoms and with high risk exposure (contact with a documented case or travel to an area with documented community spread). Others will need to pay for testing, either themselves or through their health insurance. That testing should be available any day now.
I am fielding questions about the specifics of social distancing. It's new to all of us. Sharing perspectives is so important.
Are there ways I can be more helpful to you?