In order to help us protect you, our staff, and other patients, any person meeting the following criteria will be asked to reschedule an in-person visit:
- Any symptoms of illness or fever
- New onset loss of taste or smell
- A positive COVID-19 test
- A close contact of a person with a positive COVID test, or any symptoms (even early) of illness
- If you are in a high-risk population, please consider visiting with us via telehealth
To My Valued Patients
As the state transitions to the “Safer-at-Home” program, I continue to cautiously approach outpatient orthopedic patient care in the clinic. My primary goal is the health of all of my patients and staff in the midst of the COVID pandemic. As the office begins to increase outpatient clinic visits for “non-urgent” issues over the coming weeks, we will be taking careful steps to protect both you and our staff. These include, but are not limited to:
- Significantly limited number of in-person visits, spaced throughout the day, in order to maximize social distancing
- Prompt rooming of patients to absolutely minimize waiting room time
- Strict social distancing in the waiting room, with the option to wait in your car
- All staff will be wearing masks
- All patients must wear a mask. You must bring this from home and wear it for the entire duration of your visit. We cannot see you without a mask.
- Thorough disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces throughout the day
- Thorough exam room disinfection after every patient
- Limit of 1 friend/family member per patient. If you can safely conduct your visit independently, we kindly ask that you do so
Surgical procedures will be gradually ramping up, with room for to accommodate more “elective” cases. This will be a carefully controlled process that will require a careful discussion on a case-by-case basis, and each surgery facility will have somewhat different rules. If you’ve had your surgery cancelled because of the pandemic, our office will be contacting you about rescheduling.
I will continue to offer telehealth visits even as we increase the availability of in-person visits. If you need to get in touch with us to schedule a visit, call us (303) 321-1333 or try booking online by clicking the links on this page:
- Telehealth: this remains available to both new and established patients. Of course, the physical exam is paramount to most of orthopedics, but this is an excellent tool and continues to be the safest option for at-risk populations.
- In-Office: if you need to see us me in the office, please call or request an appointment through the website. If you have a question about how you should be scheduled, please call the office and we will make appropriate arrangements.
I encourage the entire community and all of my patients to follow the most up-to-date recommendations regarding hygiene and social distancing and mask wear. Please visit the following links for up-to-date information and helpful resources:
Thank you all for your understanding and patience in this trying time.