Coronavirus Update 3.31.20:
As we get to the end of March with rising numbers of COVID19 being diagnosed, it is natural to feel a bit worried and unsure. Especially now after the ordinances have been passed to have the community stay at home. However, know that we are here for you.
Our office is closely monitoring events yet we continue to remain open to provide support for you and your health. Per recommendations, we are dramatically limiting our in-office appointments to protect you and our staff. If you have an upcoming appointment, you will no longer receive an automated reminder call. Instead, we will be calling you to offer options such as scheduling a Telehealth visit with the doctor. If you are experiencing acute issues or if you feel sick, do not panic. Please call the office to be evaluated. We can make an appointment for you to be examined in your car in the parking lot. Despite mention in the newspaper of a fingerstick test for COVID19, these are not yet available and there is no estimated time for arrival. The county was hoping that they would come this week or the next but a delivery date has not been confirmed.
Remember, your biggest defense beyond good hygiene practices is to take care of your health and immune system. Get good sleep, hydrate, eat good home-cooked meals, and take the time to slow down a bit until the spread of the virus is contained. Additionally, If you find you are having trouble getting groceries or feeling lonely, please reach out to our office. There are resources in the valley that we can put you in touch with to help you during these challenging times.
Thank you for your understanding and patience during this unusual time. It is our priority to continue to provide you with the support to maintain your health.
Dave Borchers and staff