In recognition of ongoing news reports and the continued spread of the CoVid-19 virus, we realize our patients have questions. As dedicated health care professionals, we want you to know that we remain as diligent as ever in protecting the health and safety of our patients and staff. Our practice strictly adheres to and exceeds the standards for infection control by wearing personal protective gear, using hospital-grade disinfectants, practicing the latest sterilization protocols, utilizing single-use disposable materials, and more. Every effort we have in place is to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. We want you to know that we are monitoring this situation very closely, and we will keep you updated regularly.
Symptoms of coronavirus are reported as flu-like, with varying degrees of severity. While we do not know everything about this virus to date, individuals who are elderly and/or immunocompromised appear to be the most at risk of a severe infection. To ensure your health and safety, and the health and safety of everyone at our practice, please reschedule your appointment if you or a member of your household has a cough, fever, and/or flu-like symptoms. In addition, please reschedule your appointment if you have traveled to any areas within the past 14 days that are at high risk for contracting the coronavirus.
We thank you in advance and extend our gratitude for your understanding and cooperation. Together, we can help keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office, and one of our staff members will be more than happy to assist you.
CoVid-19 What to Look for … What to Do
The CDC has recently updated their list of symptoms as it relates to CoVid-19. This has been an evolving list and may continue to change over time. Below are links on the site where you can make a self assessment of your symptoms to see if you should seek medical attention and be tested.
- Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html
- Symptoms: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html
- Steps When Sick: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html
Testing in Michigan
To protect our workforce, their families and other people that may be coming to the office for treatment and you have symptoms suggestive of CoVid-19, or have a history of being exposed to CoVid-19, you may be asked to be tested before coming to the office. A positive test showing you may be a carrier of the virus, may limit your care in the office setting. The state of Michigan has put up a website where you can find a test center near your home.