Keeping Patients & Staff Safe
The health and wellness of our patients and staff is our top priority. With heightened concern about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) I wanted to share with you the things we are doing for the safety of our patients and staff.
- Please know that regular health and hygiene protocol provides the best defense against the spread of most contagious diseases. Additionally, we continually monitor and follow all Center for Disease Control (CDC) and state guidelines to keep you safe.
- We always wash our hands and use hand sanitizer between every patient in addition to washing our hands frequently throughout the day.
- Thorough cleaning and sanitation is performed after each patient leaves a treatment room. All exam chairs and medical equipment are wiped down using a medical grade anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and fungicidal solution after use. Tools are sterilized and stored in a clean, covered storage area or cabinet. Our office is cleaned and sanitized nightly using hospital-grade anti-infectious disinfectants.
- Increased cleaning procedures are now in place to include additional high-touch and traffic areas such as doors, doorknobs, counters, keyboards, plumbing fixtures, and seating areas.
- Hand sanitizer is available in our office for patients and staff.
- Our staff is required to wear facial masks.
- Patients are required to come to the office with a facial mask.
- Team members and patients should not come in if they feel unwell.
- We have implemented social distancing practices in our waiting area.
- Visitor restrictions are in place. Only patients are allowed to their appointments unless assistance or translation service is required.
- Patients are required to complete necessary paperwork prior to their appointment and submit online.
- We ask that patients come in a few minutes before their designated appointment time.
Following CDC guidelines, we recommend the best way to stay well during and after visiting public places:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throw it away.
- Avoid close contact including shaking hands, kissing and hugging.
Most importantly, we ask that patients who do not feel well, are experiencing any cough, shortness of breath, fever, or other flu-like symptoms, please stay home and reschedule their appointments. Also inform us if you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
We continue to monitor this situation closely and will provide you with updates as necessary.
Dr. Nilam Amin