We are very happy to announce that our office will be re-opening Monday May 4th for procedures only or for those who have concerns that simply must be addressed with a personal encounter. We want to assure you that DLVC continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation, and our focus remains on the health and well-being of our patients and our staff.
We sincerely hope that you and your loved ones have escaped any serious harm from the COVID-19 epidemic. To help keep us all healthy, we have also implemented additional measures to help protect you from exposure to COVID-19, including:
- Screening our patients for the possible presence of the virus prior to their visit and rescheduling all who are at risk. Thank you for your understanding if this is you or a family member.
- Requiring a mask for all patients and staff entering our facilities. Please come with your own mask as our supply is extremely limited.
- You must come alone. To limit exposure, it’s best to avoid family, friends or children who are not receiving a procedure from coming to the office. Thank you for understanding.
- We will be practicing social distancing by limiting the number of patients scheduled, generally no more than one every 30 minutes to start, per provider
- Allowing you to wait for your appointment in your car if desired, once checked in. We can call you when your appointment is ready.
- We will be disinfecting common surfaces more frequently, specifically lobbies, front desks, exam rooms, restrooms, doorknobs, and more.
- Making hand sanitizers available in our common areas, and disinfectant wipes upon request.
- Continuing to offer the very important DLVC Virtual Visit for all consultation visits.
- Increasing communications and reminders with our guests, employees and partners on important health and safety measures
For appointment changes and cancellations, please let our office know as soon as possible so that we can best accommodate the needs of all our patients in the most timely manner. We are deeply grateful for your flexibility and assistance with these matters.
We remind everyone of the prevention methods recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for health and hygiene.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water aren’t available, use an alcohol-based sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Two excellent resources for further information on the coronavirus can be found at the site for the Centers for Disease Control at https://www.cdc.gov/