There shall not be any question about the oath I have given; namely to treat, and to protect to the best of my knowledge


- vaccinations will prevent what we cannot treat

- vaccinations have reduced death, and devastation of lives

- there are no vaccination exceptions made in my office


- no therapy, no pharmaceutical intervention can achieve what a vaccine can do -





VACCINES:

PREVENT THE ILLNESS

SAVE LIVES

​PLEASE WEAR A MASK 

​FOR THE TIME BEING, AND UNTIL SOLUTIONS SUCH AS VACCINES TO PREVENT COVID-19, OR THERAPIES TO TREAT COVID-19 CAN BE SAFELY USED IN PEDIATRIC PATIENTS THE FOLLOWING OPERATIONAL ADJUSTMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE TO OUR OFFICE


In accordance with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and all the knowledge derived from trauma, infection disease, and disaster medicine we have adjusted the office hours to reflect the need of complete separation between "well visits/physical/school exams",  and visits that are made to solve a particular issue;  so called "sick/regular office visits"


"well visits"  will occur in the morning

"sick visits"  will be scheduled after 2PM (14:00)


This will allow us to clean the office space thoroughly at the end of the business hours, and in addition put at least 16 hrs between the last "sick" patient and the first "well" patient being seen the next morning.

No "well" patient will ever cross with a "sick" patient


PLEASE DO NOT ASK FOR EXCEPTIONS


These adjustments to the operation of my office are being done to fulfill the practice guidelines of "biocontainment".  

Infection control is achieved by cleaning and sanitizing after each patient.



AAP guidelines

​Currently, the guidance from AAP during the COVID-19 pandemic with regard to well visits includes considering modifications to the structure of your clinic schedule and physical space. Immunizing the youngest children is top priority in the context of well child care. This guidance is subject to change as new evidence on the SARS-CoV-2 virus emerges. Pediatricians should consider community spread of COVID-19 and the volume of sick patients that they are currently seeing in clinical settings, as they make decisions regarding their clinical practice. Practices may consider several adjustments to their usual clinical operations:


​-  Pediatricians may choose to only conduct well visits for newborns, and for infants and younger children who require immunizations and to reschedule well visits for those in middle childhood and adolescence to a later date in the month/year.
- Pediatricians may choose to limit well visits to early morning while reserving the remainder of the day for sick visits.
-  Pediatricians are encouraged to dedicate specific rooms for sick visits and well visits; or for those with multiple practice sites to consider using one office location to see all well visits (staffed by those in higher risk categories).
-  Pediatricians may choose to increase their capacity to deliver telehealth (virtual visits), or phone management.
If available, pediatricians are encouraged to utilize “drive through” dedicated COVID-19 testing sites.