SAFETY: Your health is our first priority. We have a number of office protocols in place including sanitizing rooms and surfaces. Patients are screened beforehand and appointments are spaced apart in time and social distancing is maintained in the waiting room.
If you are or have been sick and have one or more of the CDC-defined symptoms of COVID-19 (Dry cough, chills, sore throat, fever of 101 or above, headache, muscle pain or loss of smell) then we will not be able to see you in the office. However, you may have a telemedicine visit with the doctor to help determine the best course of action. If you are awaiting a COVID-19 test result or tested positive in the past 14 days you may have a telemedicine visit only. If you have fully recovered from documented or suspected COVID-19 and meet CDC criteria for removal from isolation then 7 days after removal from isolation you may be seen at the office.
Patients at higher risk for severe Coronavirus infections should have a telemedicine appointment with Dr Stadtmauer prior to coming to the office. If you need to be seen in the office then you would be the first appointment of the day. Higher risk patients include:
- Age: Over age 65
- Chronic medical conditions (especially if not well controlled)
- Chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
- Serious heart conditions
- Compromised immune system
- Severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 40 or higher)
- Chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis
- Liver disease
For high risk patients who need to be seen but are unable to leave their homes, Dr. Stadtmauer is available for a house call but this is on fee for service basis (insurance usually does not pay for this)
Appointment Cancellations: If you are unable to attend your appointment for any reason then we expect that you would reschedule in person or as a telemedicine visit. Because of the social distancing and spacing of visits these cancellation are particularly disruptive for our practice.