Patient Care and Practice Update – July 20, 2020

We are continuing to work to lower the risk of exposure to COVID-19 for our staff and patients by adapting our schedule and office procedures to adhere to the best practices put forth by the Virginia Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as the health situation evolves.

Please call our office (540) 951-DERM with questions.

Here are some action items to keep in mind when scheduling:

  • All patients are requested to wear their own face covering while attending their visit. (Our staff will be wearing face coverings as well.)

  • If you have been hospitalized, sick, had a fever, or been exposed to someone who has been tested for COVID-19, please make us aware so that we can effectively triage your concern before scheduling your visit.

  • We will be limiting the number of patients allowed to wait in the waiting room. If we are not able to bring you to an exam room immediately, you are free to wait in your car if you prefer.

  • Unless you are disabled or attending an appointment with a minor, we ask that your guests wait outside or in the car.

  • In addition to cleaning our exam rooms between every patient, our staff will be taking “time-outs” every 2 hours to wipe down communal contact areas to maintain cleanliness in our office. Please be patient with us as we take these extra measures to keep everyone safe and healthy.