Dear Patients and Families,
This is a rapidly evolving situation and we will strive to keep everyone updated. We will remain open as long as it is considered safe for our patients and staff and in compliance with any directives from local or federal governments. Our environment is clean and sanitized regularly. We have hand sanitizer available as soon as you enter. We welcome our patients to see us safely with the following precautions that likely you are already aware of:
We are scheduling appointments so that the waiting room will be sparsely populated with other patients. You can elect to check-in when you arrive by phone and then wait in your car to be called in. You may have one other person with you and children (under 18) are not allowed.
We have a simple screening process to assure that it is relatively safe for you to come to the office. You should have received the following screening questions with your appointment reminder test:
If you need a follow-up visit, you may not need to come to the office. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and send photographs, or have us set up a video check-up (we are just rolling this out, so bear with us!). This is NOT a secure set-up--not HIPAA-compliant but they have suspended these regulations temporarily. Emergencies and early post-op visits will take place as usual.
Dr. White primarily operates at Piper Outpatient Center, and they have temporarily suspended all elective surgeries. So far it is for 2 weeks, but that will be reassessed constantly. Our apologies for the postponed surgeries! Once we have a better idea as to when regular operations will resume, we will let you know! Please stay safe and we will update you as we go along!