488 Madison Avenue 12th Floor New York, NY, 10022 Phone: (212) 755-7656

covid-19 new practice protocols

To Our Patients:

Covid practic protocolsOn Monday, May 18, 2020, our office will re-open to serve our patients. We are currently accepting new appointments and rescheduling existing appointments via phone and on our website.

As we navigate through these historic and uncertain times, we are committed to our patients and providing high-quality care. Our office is following all recommended guidelines from public health authorities and the CDC including best practices for Infection Control, hygiene and medical professional team health in the fight against COVID-19.

We have implemented a number of new practices and specific protocols to ensure that our facility remains safe and sanitary. These include:

  • All patients are screened for COVID-19 symptoms before arriving for their visit.
  • Limiting the number of patients in our waiting room and rearranging chairs to accommodate social distancing. Please be advised that magazines will not be available.
  • Thorough surface cleaning, equipment disinfectant and exam room sanitizing between patients and throughout the day.
  • We will attempt to streamline patients by getting the maximum amount of patient information for registration prior to entering the office and limiting the number of escorts and additional people accompanying patients to the office.
  • Our physicians and staff will be wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) and all patients will be required to wear a mask or an appropriate face covering and gloves while in the office.
  • We ask that you arrive on time for your appointment and do not stay in our waiting room after being discharged.

Schaffer, Schonholz and Drossman LLP is confident in our ability to continue seeing patients and providing you with high quality, efficient, personalized and safe care.

CORONAVIRUS NOTICE TO PATIENTS:

If you have been diagnosed with coronavirus or are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  1. Fever of 99 degrees or higher
  2. A new cough and/or a new onset of shortness of breath
  3. Recent loss of sense of smell and/or taste
  4. New gastrointestinal symptoms, especially diarrhea
  5. Sore throat
  6. DVT or abnormal clotting

Or - If you have been directly exposed to someone with confirmed or suspected coronavirus and have been told to self-quarantine, do not come to our office. We cannot perform your examination until 14 days has passed from that initial exposure. Please call us at 212-755-7656 to notify us and to reschedule your appointment.