Office Appointments During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Covid-19 Commonly Asked Questions
Is it safe to come to the office?
In addition to help from our own experts, we’re following – or exceeding – safety guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We have established cleaning and sanitizing protocols for frequently touched surfaces. We require all staff and visitors to wear masks and have temperatures taken upon entering the office. We are also limiting the number of patients allowed in the waiting room so patients can stay at least six feet (about two arm lengths) apart. This helps keep everyone safer and healthier.
What can I expect when I come in for an appointment?
We’re taking lots of precautions to keep you safe. Before your appointment, you’ll be screened by phone. When you arrive, we ask that you call our office and make sure you are clear to enter the waiting room. We are practicing social distancing and are limiting our waiting room to no more than 2 patients at a time. Your temperature will also be taken when you arrive to the office.
Do I need to wear a mask?
Yes. Masks may help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others. Masks are most likely to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when they are widely used by people in public settings. Masks should NOT be worn by children under the age of 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
Can my family come with me to my appointment?
In the time of Covid-19, our practice has had to make some difficult decisions. At this time we are not allowing friends /or family members into the office. Our hope is that this will protect you, your loved ones and our staff.
We’re canceling and rescheduling some non-urgent appointments to protect our high-risk populations. Should you be asked to reschedule our office will do our best to schedule you in a timely manner.
We cannot guarantee that your procedure will not be cancelled. Due to the high volume of Covid-19 cases in South Florida, the hospitals may choose to cancel all elective surgeries. This means that unless you are a high risk of cancer or have a known cancer, your case may be reschedule to a later time. Please contact the office to find out the current situation of the facilities.