Because of the rapidly accelerating severity of the coronavirus pandemic and our concerns for the safety of our patients and staff along with government mandates, as of March 23, 2020 we will ONLY be seeing emergent and semi-emergent patients on a very restricted schedule. This includes our patients in their early postoperative period and those being seen for cancer treatment such as skin cancers and immediate breast reconstruction.
Unfortunately, we will not be able to see those individuals seeking cosmetic surgery or for the evaluation and treatment of non-emergent problems that can wait a few months. Some examples of these issues include breast reduction surgery, transgender top surgery, removal of lipomas, scar treatment, Botox® injections and Juvederm® treatments.
You are welcome to contact our office and leave your name and number so that we can contact you and schedule your consultation once we are able to resume these services.
Our new patient appointment hours will be on Mondays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. We will, however, be open to take calls on Mondays through Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Sometimes when life gives you lemons, you have to think positively and, therefore, make lemonade.
That is exactly what we are doing.
Within approximately the next two weeks, we will be offering “virtual consultations” which will allow you to have an evaluation online for a variety of issues without having to expose yourself to coronavirus risks – and do so in the comfort and privacy of your own home or apartment. This will be available for specific cosmetic and insurance related procedures.
Stay tuned for upcoming details.
If you have any questions, you can call our office at (480) 451-3000 or contact us by email.
A Message Regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19
In light of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to let you know of some of the major precautions we are taking in our office to maximize cleanliness and keep the environment as sanitary and safe as possible. Our highest priority is always to ensure the safety of every individual who sees us and we are taking extreme infection-control measures to maintain cleanliness and “sterility” of surfaces and the overall environment.
We will be limiting dates and times for office appointments and consultations due to safety and other issues. Consequently, if you have already made an office appointment or consultation prior to March 18, 2020 to occur at a later time, this may need to be changed.
For anyone considering plastic surgery, we are now offering Virtual Consultations and Telemedicine through Skype. A great number of aesthetic or insurance-related issues can be evaluated via pictures and online video conferencing, making this an excellent way to find out more about particular procedures, determine candidacy for treatment, receive answers to questions and facilitate being able to move forward with care once the government lifts all restrictions.
In an abundance of caution, we are asking all current patients who are experiencing a fever, cough, chills, fatigue or any type of respiratory illness to please delay any upcoming appointments at our practice. We can talk with you by phone or email to establish a new date and time for the appointment.
We are all in this together. Our team urges everyone to follow the guidelines recommended by local health authorities and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which include frequent handwashing for a minimum of 20 seconds, social distancing, staying home if you are feeling sick, and contacting your healthcare provider if you feel you are experiencing symptoms.
For more information, please read our blog – Coronavirus and You: Important Information
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If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us by phone or email.