Dear patients and families;
We at ASMSC are committed to protecting the safety of our patients, staff, and the general public while maintaining high-quality care at our clinic and would like to update you on recent steps that we have implemented in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
1) If you currently have non-essential or elective medical/surgical services scheduled, our staff have and will continue to reach out to you to reschedule it to a later date. This is in accordance with the current Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services guidance – “all patients being seen for non-essential or elective medical/surgical services should be rescheduled or offered telemedicine service irrespective of their exposure or symptom status”.
2) We are asking screening questions prior to your scheduled appointment and if you or anyone in your family meets certain criteria, we will reschedule your appointment to a later date.
3) We have put visit restrictions in place. To protect you, other patients, and their families, no significant others, children or other family, or friends will be permitted in the office during your visit, unless necessary (e.g., a support person or supported decision maker for patients with disabilities who require assistance).
As a reminder, the best prevention you can take is to follow the Stay at home/Shelter at home order currently in place. If you must go out, remember to practice social distancing and frequently wash your hands or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Please contact your primary care physician or you County Department of Public Health, if you are experiencing symptoms and think you need to be tested.
We thank you for your understanding if we may need to reschedule your appointment in accordance with the recommendations set forth by different agencies. For more information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization, or your County Department of Public Health websites.
Together we will get through this very difficult period and all of us at ASMSC look forward to seeing you once this is behind us.
Clarence William Brown, Jr., MD, JD, FAAD
Board Certified Dermatologist