COVID-19 Statement

March 25th 2020

To All of Our Patients,

First of all, we want to tell you that we’re here for you.

Dr Schwartz and the team at Endocrinology Consultants want to take a moment to update you regarding the recent Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation that we are all facing.

Information on Physical Practices: We are open to see patients. Our support staff will be available for office calls regarding any scheduling questions.
We are complying with CDC guidelines and following their recommendations to minimize contact and transmission in-person. We remain committed 100% to our patients who are ill, have medical concerns, or in pain, and we have chosen to keep our doors open for them.

While there is uncertainty and many unknowns in the world around us, we do know that people still need healthcare, unrelated to COVID-19.
Information on Appointments/Visits/Rescheduling: Please contact our office during normal business hours.

Our doctors are continuing to see patients in person if needed, and using multiple TeleHealth platforms, including our HIPAA compliant telemedicine platform (Zoom) where possible, and it has been working very well overall.

Patients with medical questions or routine follow up appointments will be asked to schedule an appointment with the office.

Information on Practices and Measures Being Taken: For the small controlled number of patients still coming into our office, patient safety is our utmost concern. We are performing increased cleaning efforts, and properly sanitizing all surfaces in our office.

Please be reassured that at ALL times, this office has practiced the Universal Precaution Guidelines.

We should all be trying to keep on social distance, especially in non-medical situations where it is feasible.

We are also taking extra precautions based on CDC (Center Disease Control) recommendations to ensure your safety while coming in for your appointments.

Any patient who has travelled to/from a designed red zone (at this time they are China, Japan, Iran, Italy, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City, South Korea, & New York City) will not be scheduled for an appointment within 14 days of return.

We are screening all patients for current illness and travel, and it should be understood that if a patient has had a fever, traveled to any of those regions, or has come in close contact with anyone who has, their in-office appointment should be cancelled, and we will schedule a telehealth visit.
Regarding patient escorts, we are recommending one visitor per patient to limit the amount of people in the waiting room.

Information on COVID-19 and Symptomatic Patients: We respectfully request that if you are sick or unwell, please go to the NY or NJ Health websites for updated information or contact your primary care provider.

Let us all work collectively together to keep everyone safe and healthy during these uncertain times.

Thank you all and stay safe.

Endocrinology Consultants

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