As an update to the growing concerns regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), we would like to inform you of the steps we are taking to ensure your safety and the safety of our staff when visiting Skin Specialists of Allen and Addison.

Telemedicine visits:

  • If you have an appointment scheduled in the next few weeks, we would encourage you to switch your visit to a HIPAA compliant televisit if you feel your needs can be met through an audio-video office visit. You will need access to a computer with a camera or a smartphone. In selected cases, we may be able to conduct a telephone audio-only visit for those without access to a computer with a camera or smartphone.

We are asking the following of patients:

  • If you, members of your household, or recent contacts have had a fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, or other respiratory symptoms please do not come into the office. Please call to arrange a televisit or reschedule.
  • If you have traveled in the past two weeks to a foreign country, please do not come into the office. Please call to arrange a televisit or reschedule.
  • As always, if you would like to avoid time in the waiting room, you may print and complete the necessary paperwork from our website and bring photocopies of your driver’s license and both sides of your insurance card.
  • We are also asking patients to avoid bringing guests with them to their appointments, except in cases where it is necessary to bring a caregiver.

Efforts of our staff:

  • After each patient, we are continuing to disinfect all equipment and surfaces, as we normally would. Additionally, we are wiping down all hard surfaces – all door knobs, surfaces at the front desk, lobby, and restrooms frequently throughout the day.
  • We are increasing the time between patient appointments and bringing patients back to the exam rooms immediately after sign-in in efforts to improve waiting room privacy.
  • Our staff have not recently traveled to any high-risk areas and have no respiratory symptoms or fever. All medical staff members are hand washing between patients and front desk staff are hand washing and using hand sanitizer. If an employee was to come in contact with someone with symptoms, or develop any symptom themselves, they are directed to stay home.

Sincerely,

Tanya Reddick Rodgers, MD, FAAD
Christine Alexander, MPAS, PA-C
Sarah Sadiq Bhatti
Donna M. Howard, RN, FNP-C, PA-C
Babette Ryder, Licensed Aesthetician

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