We understand the concern surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19) across the communities we serve. The health and safety of our patients, physicians, and staff is our top priority. U.S. Dermatology Partners has been actively preparing its offices, physicians, and employees to identify possible patients with the COVID-19 virus and to prevent transmission to themselves, other patients, and visitors. Our Clinical Response Team is reviewing our response as the situation evolves.
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At U.S. Dermatology Partners, we are dedicated to meeting your dermatologic needs. We will see patients with urgent needs in any one of our dermatology clinics.
As an alternative to in-office appointments, we are now offering Online Dermatology Appointments. This is a great way for our patients to get the care they need while preventing any risk to their health or the health of others. Learn More
To follow Social Distancing guidelines, we are limiting the number of patients in our office at one time. Prior to your appointment, a staff member will call you and ask screening questions to determine if you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, or you are experiencing any of the symptoms related to COVID-19.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed below, we MUST reschedule your appointment for a future date.
Please call the office and our staff will reschedule your appointment. We will also screen every patient at check in to identify and limit potential exposure to COVID-19 in our clinics. As recommended by the CDC, we strongly encourage patients to wear a face mask or face covering to reduce the potential transmission of COVID-19. Please note that some of our offices now require patients to wear a face covering. Our staff members will be wearing facemasks during office hours.
In adherence with federal social distancing directives, some of our clinics are requesting patients to remain in their car until staff if ready for their appointment. This will decrease the number of people in the waiting room and the length of time. Please call our office to let us know you are “HERE”, and we will check you in.
Please remain in your vehicle. When we are ready for you, we will call you and meet you at the front door.
As the virus continues to spread, we want to protect and safeguard our most vulnerable patients. The CDC defines individuals that are high risk as anyone over the age of 65, or anyone with chronic medical conditions regardless of age. Some of these conditions include asthma, heart failure, kidney disease or cancer. Some medications can also suppress your immune system, making it easier to get sick.
High-risk patients should consider changing any routine, non-urgent visits to a later date.
COVID-19 is a new disease and the medical community is learning more about it each day. Certain populations are at higher risk of complications arising from the disease. Based upon available information to date, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revised its criteria regarding individuals considered to be high risk.
As of noon, on Wednesday, March 18th, the revised criteria for high-risk individuals is as follows:
If you are at higher risk, there are actions you can take to protect yourself and those around you. Click here to read the latest information from the CDC with precautions as well as actions you can take to reduce your risk of getting sick.
Our staff has been trained in infection and control practices, standard precautions, and hand hygiene.
As the situation evolves, we are keeping up with and following the recommendation of the CDC, WHO and state and local health departments.
Signs and symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure and can include:
The severity of COVID-19 symptoms can range from very mild to severe. People who are older or have existing medical conditions, such as heart disease, may be at higher risk of serious illness. This is similar to what is seen with other respiratory illnesses, such as influenza.
As you touch people, surfaces, and objects throughout the day, you accumulate germs on your hands. You can infect yourself with these germs by touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
Although there is no vaccine available to prevent infection with the new coronavirus, you can take steps to reduce your risk of infection.
The CDC and WHO recommend following the standard precautions for avoiding respiratory viruses: