The Orthopaedic Group, P.C. COVID-19 News

January 6, 2021

Our top priority is the well-being of our patients, our staff, and the communities we serve. As we adapt, hold discussions and concerns surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19) continue at the local, state, and national levels, The Orthopaedic Group, P.C. is continually monitoring the situation in conjunction with guidance from the Alabama Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control.

Our medical staff and employees follow strict guidelines for cleaning and sanitizing surfaces, common-use areas, and treatment rooms to reduce/prevent the spread of illness. Hand washing and sanitizing are handled very carefully and thoroughly. These guidelines include:

  • Masks are required for appointments unless you are exempt, following the CDC guidelines.
  • Temperature checks and screening all patients as they arrive for their appointment. 
  • Appointments are limited to the patient unless the patient is a minor or the patient requires assistance. 
  • Finger gloves and hand sanitizer are available during the check-in process.
  • Patients may wait in their car until called back to see the physician.  

 

Current Patients: 
We ask that if you are sick (fever, coughing, trouble breathing, body aches), please cancel your appointment and reschedule for a later time when you are no longer sick. If you or anyone in your household has any of these symptoms, please contact our office to reschedule your appointment.

To protect our patients, staff, and family members at all of our locations, we allow one (1) necessary caregiver/driver/family member/friend to accompany patients. 

We recommend and urge patients to refer to the CDC website for information on preventing illness from the coronavirus.

 

Am I at risk? 
If you are in a group that has been identified as being at high-risk for serious illness from coronavirus infection, you should also consider additional precautions such as limiting close contact with others, avoiding crowds, and avoiding cruise travel and non-essential air travel. Please refer to the CDC webpage for more detailed information.

For more information about who is at risk for serious illness from the coronavirus, refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

 

What if I develop symptoms? 
If you think you have been exposed to the coronavirus and develop any fevers/chills, cough, shortness of breath, or other concerning symptoms, call your primary doctor immediately. Please also refer to the CDC’s information on how to prevent the spread of coronavirus if you are sick.

 

What can I do to protect myself? 
Please refer to the CDC website for information on preventing illness from the coronavirus. The Orthopaedic Group, P.C. will continue taking all necessary and precautionary measures to ensure safety for all of our patients, visitors, and staff during this COVID-19 outbreak. If you have specific questions or concerns regarding the situation, please feel free to call (251) 476-5050.