A Message to Our Patients About COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
The well-being and safety of our patients is our highest priority. Please be assured that we are following all guidelines and precautions suggested by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, and will continue to monitor new information as it becomes available.
Most individuals with COVID-19 infection will suffer nothing more than a transient, mild illness. However, pregnancy is a condition that can place patients at higher risk for more serious complications. With this in mind, we are approaching Coronavirus with heightened concern and ask for your cooperation in protecting your fellow patients by adhering to the following guidelines:
- If you are experiencing any symptoms of respiratory illness (fever, cough, sore throat, or shortness of breath) on the day of your appointment, PLEASE DO NOT COME INTO THE OFFICE! Instead, please call the office at (404)352-3616 during normal office hours and we will happily reschedule you to a more appropriate time. If you feel that the reason for your visit demands urgent attention, we can discuss the details with you over the phone and alternative arrangements will be made as necessary.
- If you have traveled within the last 30 days from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COBID-19, please call (404)352-3616 during normal office hours to reschedule your appointment by at least two more weeks.
- OB PATIENTS: If you are pregnant and experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness or fever– mild or severe– please call (404)352-3616 during office hours and ask to speak with the OB Nurse prior to coming in for your appointment.
In addition to this message, there will be signs posted throughout our offices and posts on our social media accounts to keep our patients informed. If you are at all concerned you may have a serious infectious disease, your best course of action is to seek care at your primary care physician’s office or local hospital’s emergency department.
We thank you for your attention and cooperation at this time.