We are continuing to closely monitoring the status of COVID-19 in our area. This week we have made a few operational decisions to help limit possible exposures so that we can take care of our patients throughout this pandemic. We are closing our Office Based Lab and the Vein Center all week. If you had an office visit in the Vein Center this week we will still see you but it will be upstairs in suite 300. In addition we are limiting our Gardendale location to being open Monday and Wednesday and our Blount location to being open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Our main location in the Pilot Building near St. Vincent’s East as well as our Pell City location will remain open. However, since we have a good portion of our patients that are considered to be at high-risk we are continuing to take the following actions:
- Our No Show Fee Policy is suspended immediately
- No visitors are allowed in the office with the patient unless it is absolutely necessary
- We are screening everyone at the door. If you have a temperature over 100.4 degrees or a new onset cough you will be asked to either schedule a telehealth visit or reschedule your office visit.
- All elective procedures have been delayed due to state and county guidelines until further notice.
Some insurance companies have loosened restrictions on how physicians can provide a telemedicine visit during this time. It is a great way for us to treat you without you risking exposure. If you are interested in this please call our office and we will get it scheduled if at all possible.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free as always to call our main office 205-856-2284. Our staff is here to assist in any way we can. Please continue to monitor our website and/or Facebook page for updates.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but feel like these precautions are necessary to protect everyone.