News Bulletin

COVID-19 Updates

We understand that anxiety levels are high with COVID-19. Our best advice is to resist the urge to panic and follow best practices issued by the CDC. Currently, there is no vaccine or medication to prevent the infection. We are highly recommending social distance (keep 6 feet apart), frequent hand washing or sanitizing, and lastly, wear a cloth mask when you are out in the public.

At this time, we ask that you do not come to our office if you think you are sick. Please call 817-617-7678 o reschedule your appointment if you have a fever or symptoms of a respiratory infection.

If someone in your household becomes ill with suspected or confirmed coronavirus, try to isolate that person from yourself as much as possible. If it is an option, consider staying in a different place until that person is recovered and felt to be no longer contagious. You will need to self-quarantine if you have a close contact with someone who has suspected or confirmed coronavirus infection.

If you or your family travels to (or through) any of the countries listed on the CDC’s Level 2 or 3 Travel Health Notice list, please do not come to the clinic if you are exhibiting symptoms of fever, cough or difficulty breathing for 14 days after returning from travel. If symptoms of fever, cough or difficulty breathing develop within 14 days of traveling to or through any country on the Level 2 or 3 Travel Health Notice seek immediate medical advice. Before going to your primary care doctor’s office or emergency room call in advance and reveal your recent travel plans and symptoms. Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) has established a hot line for the general public. Please call (214) 819-2004 on Monday through Friday (during the hours of 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.). Stay home and avoid contact with others until you receive advice from a medical doctor or public health official.

Keep in mind this is a highly fluid situation and the current recommendations are based on our present understanding of the situation and may change in the future.

We also recommend visiting the CDC’s webpage about COVID 19 for the most up to date information about the virus. This can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

 

Visitor Policy During COVID-19 Pandemic:

If you are experiencing fever, cough, runny nose, shortness of breath or have been in contact with someone with these symptoms – DO NOT ENTER OUR LOBBY/OFFICE. We do not treat these symptoms, please follow up with your PCP or urgent care.

No family members of the patients in the Lobby or Office. Family members must wait in their car – not in the lobby or hallway.