Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

We will remain open to provide service onsite for those who have urgent medical issues and have not been exposed to anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and if you do not have a fever, cough or shortness of breath.

All cosmetic and routine visits are being rescheduled.  If you would still like to discuss a condition with our doctors or advanced practice providers, and are hesitant to come in for an onsite visit, we are now offering Tele-Dermatology.   Please call 833 DOC DERM and we will be available to answer any question you may have.  Our offices are OPEN 8am – 5pm Monday thru Friday.

In-Office Protocol

For patients who are eligible to be seen in-office, here are additional safety precautions to be aware of:

  • Magazines and other shared materials have been removed from waiting rooms and chairs will be spaced further apart.
  • Extra attention to detail will be paid to exam room cleaning, waiting room cleaning, as well as sanitization of any shared office equipment (i.e. clipboards)
  • All staff will be wearing a mask and gloves.
  • All patients and staff will have their temperature taken upon arrival. If above 99.0, patients will be re-scheduled, and staff will be sent home.
  • Staff will provide patients with gloves.
  • Patients will spend less time in the waiting room, and will be quickly taken to an exam room upon check-in.

General Information about COVID-19, Coronavirus

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a new virus strain, first identified in Wuhan, China, that began in humans only a few months ago, and has quickly spread across the globe.

This new virus is highly contagious and has the potential to cause severe illness, pneumonia, and death. Based on current data, the most vulnerable groups are the elderly and those with certain pre-existing conditions.

How does COVID-19 spread?

COVID-19 is primarily spread through respiratory droplets, which means to become infected, people generally must be within six feet of someone who is contagious. It is also possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or eyes.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms can include fever, cough, runny nose, difficulty breathing and more.

How is COVID-19 treated?

There is currently no FDA approved medication for COVID-19. People infected with this virus should receive supportive care such as rest, fluids and fever control, to help relieve symptoms. Some patients can recover at home, while more serious cases will need treated in healthcare facilities.

It is crucial for anyone infected or possibly infected to self-quarantine to prevent further spread.

How can I best protect myself?

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Avoid shaking hands.
  • Stay home as much as possible, especially if you are sick or have been in contact with someone who is sick.
  • Get enough sleep, eat a healthy diet, drink plenty of liquids and exercise if you are able. These steps will strengthen your immune system and enable you to fight off infections easier.
  • Sanitize frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Stay up to date on safety recommendations.
  • Avoid close contact (within 6 feet) with people who are sick.

Where can I learn more?