Know Your Symptoms

 

As your healthcare provider, we are doing everything we can to ensure the safety of our patients, staff and visitors. For this reason, anyone who is concerned about exposure to coronavirus or has flu-like symptoms should stay home and limit contact with others until any symptoms resolve.  If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, please reschedule your appointment:

  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Loss of taste
  • Loss of smell

 

Our Internal Efforts

 

Please know, we are taking the following extra precautions within our clinic:

  • Screening staff and sending home anyone with the above mentioned symptoms
  • Requiring all staff members to wear protective masks
  • Regularly cleaning/disinfecting all surfaces
  • Using hand sanitizer or washing hands after every patient contact

 

About Your Next Visit at The Dermatology Center

 

  • Attend appointments alone unless you are a minor or are unable to make medical decisions

 

  • Bring and wear your own mask or face covering; otherwise, your appointment will need to be rescheduled.

 

  • Be prepared to have your temperature taken when you arrive.

 

  • You will also be asked the following questions:

 

  • Have you been in been in contact with anyone with confirmed COVID-19 (within approximately 6ft for a prolonged period) in the past 14 days?  Have you been in contact with anyone who is currently being tested for COVID-19?

 

  • Have you had a fever of 100.4+ in the last 2 days?

 

  • Do you currently have a cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, or sudden loss of taste and/or smell?

 

  • Maintain social distancing and avoid handshakes or unnecessary contact if possible.

 

  • Telemedicine services are available!  You will be able to use them going forward, if you wish, for certain types of visits.  You can click on Schedule an Appointment or call and speak to a receptionist and we can help you get scheduled for your appropriate appointment type.

 

Please contact us with any questions.  Thanks and sorry for the inconvenience.  Continue to stay healthy!

 

Sincerely,

P.  Craig Stites, MD, FAAD and the team at The Dermatology Center