Our protocols and procedures ensure that we are optimally Covid-19 protected. We want you to feel (and be) safe when you walk through our doors and leave with the confidence that your safety and well-being is our top priority.
All staff and patients are to adhere to the guidelines below:
Specific screening questionnaires done via phone 24-48 hours prior to your visit to our facility. Upon arrival, all patients have temperature checks using infrared technology to avoid patient contact.
All staff undergo temperature checks every morning. Staff have also been educated on proper donning of personal protective equipment, routine testing is performed, and lunch breaks are staggered to minimize contact periods when masks are off.
Preoperatively, our office has secured rapid testing to test for the direct and qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2 antigens on the morning of your procedure. If having a beard or rhinoplasty procedure, you will be required to complete a PCR nasal swab at any local testing site five days prior to your procedure. By agreeing to be tested, you are expected to self-isolate and follow best protective measure guidelines leading up to your procedure date. To ensure this, we require self-screening of your temperature daily for three days prior to your procedure and to notify the office of any temperatures at or above 100.4 F or 38 C.
All patients as they enter the office are brought directly into a consult or procedure room. We have made it possible – and recommend- that you wait in your vehicle until your appointment time and you can receive a text when we are ready to see you.
You will receive all paperwork electronically several days prior to your consultation or procedure date that can be done from home.
Masks are required in our office, and if you need one it will be provided. All staff is wearing appropriate protective equipment.
We ask that you minimize the number of companions in the clinic. Family and friends will be asked to wait outside the office and will be updated on patient status throughout the day. If the patient is a minor or requires assistance, one person may accompany the patient and if in surgery to wait in the office in a designated waiting area.
Hand sanitizers have been placed at the entry and throughout the office. All garbage bins are touch-free to limit surface contact.
We have further heightened our routine protocols of cleansing and disinfecting all areas of the
office: operating rooms, consultation rooms, patient care areas, waiting rooms and physician
Full inventory of state-of-the-art PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) ensures availability for the
safety of both our staff and our patients.
All office equipment that comes into contact with patients or staff including iPad, pens, clipboards, doorknobs, light switches, and cabinet handles will be cleaned every 3-4 hours with EPA-approved products. Low contact surfaces such as mirrors, vanities and walls will be cleaned daily.
Management of patient linens (patient sheets, towels, etc.) and lunches, and handling of medical waste will be monitored strictly by our Nurse Practitioners to avoid contamination.
Following CDC recommendations, any staff member or patient who is feeling is sent home immediately for testing and appropriate medical care.
Finally, Nurse Practitioner Andrea Miranda is our designated sterility supervisor, to make sure that all protocols are maintained to the highest standards and are updated as new information and technologies become available.