In some areas of the United States, we are seeing phased reopening plans and decreased restrictions on public activity. The goal of ‘flattening the curve’ appears to have been effective. But now what?
COVID-19 is still a threat to high risk individuals and we don’t have a cure — yet. For many, COVID-19 is just as much of a worry now as it was a few weeks ago. No matter where you stand on the debate of reopening the country, if you’re suffering from back, neck, or joint pain, leaving your condition untreated could be more dangerous than you think.
As a medical practice, Oasis Orthopedic & Spine is an essential business and we are here to help you get relief from painful orthopedic conditions. Your health is important to us. Following the guidelines set by the Center for Disease Control, we have taken additional steps to keep you safe while receiving care during the coronavirus pandemic.
- Telehealth & Virtual Appointments. We are accepting telehealth and virtual appointments to ensure you receive safe care during coronavirus. Telehealth appointments are a convenient and easy way to make sure you still get the pain relief you deserve during the novel COVID-19 pandemic. Request your telehealth appointment here.
- Onsite Scheduling. If you need an onsite appointment, we can accommodate you while protecting your health. We are strategically scheduling appointments to avoid large gatherings of patients. Request your onsite appointment here.
- Waiting in Privacy. If you have an onsite appointment, we are asking that you treat your car like a temporary waiting room to minimize contact with others to reduce your risk. When it’s time to begin your appointment, we will call you to come into the office waiting room.
- Waiting Room Adjustments. To make sure you are able to maintain a social distance of 6 feet, we have changed the layout of our waiting rooms to accommodate this. Our policy is no more than 5 patients in the waiting room at any given time. We have also removed any items like magazines and handouts to reduce the risk of transferring any potential bacteria.
- Patient Temperature Checks. All patients that enter our offices will have their temperature checked. This is another method that can help detect potential COVID-19 cases. Our medical staff are also checking their temperature before each patient.
- Staffing Limitations. We are limiting the number of staff members on site to a minimum. This helps reduce the potential risk of coming in contact with asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic infection.
- Mask Usage. Any staff member in contact with patients at some point will wear a mask, including all clinical and front desk staff members. We also ask that patients entering our offices wear a mask. Patients may also ask for a new mask prior to leaving the office.
- Additional Sanitation. We are continuing to sanitize rooms after every patient. We also have hand sanitizer placed throughout the office for staff and patients. If someone is displaying any flu-like symptoms such as coughing or sneezing, we will ask you to reschedule your onsite appointment or schedule a telehealth appointment.
- Enhanced Cleaning and Touch-Free Processes. We are increasing the frequency of our standard cleaning procedures and precautions to help protect against the transmission of COVID-19. We are also reducing the amount of touching during appointments to a minimum.
As our patient, your well-being is our priority. We are committed to keeping you safe. As the coronavirus pandemic progresses and we learn more about the specifics of the virus, we will continue to follow the CDC’s guidance and our new safety precaution policies. If you have any questions about how we are keeping you safe during on site appointments and procedures, call 844.203.5537.