Coronavirus Information

Dr. Vogt recommends watching this very factual 5 minute YouTube video by Dr. Peter Lin of Toronto about the COVID-19

https://youtu.be/kIL5m5XznNY

March 31, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, The Family Practice team wants to provide updates about our process changes. We are continuing to provide excellent and safe patient care that includes offering visits for patients following up on chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, depression/anxiety, and other concerns.

We also want to assure you that we thoroughly clean and sanitize each exam room after every patient. During this time, we have also increased the cleaning of the waiting room. We also are separating sick and well patients by scheduling virtually all patients sick with respiratory problems in the afternoons. This provides separation in the waiting room and increased time for cleaning exam rooms. Respiratory-sick patients are being masked as soon as they arrive to the waiting room.

However, if you still do not feel comfortable coming to our office for your scheduled appointment even with these increased safety measures, we are excited to offer the option of telemedicine visits.

Please call our office for more information if you are interested in scheduling a telemedicine visit, which involves a video chat with your practitioner. Please be aware that not all concerns will be able to be addressed adequately by video chat, and in some instances, we may suggest you still come in for an in-person evaluation.

COVID-19 Resources

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that can cause a wide range of symptoms. This new Coronavirus (the disease is Coronavirus Disease 2019, ‘COVID-19’, and the virus is named ‘SARS-CoV-2’) can also cause mild to severe illness.
COVID-19 Self Protection Fast Facts:

  1. COVID-19 is spread by droplet transmission so crucial prevention behaviors are: avoid people sick with respiratory symptoms (including social distancing), clean your hands well, don’t touch your face with unwashed hands, and, clean high-touch surfaces effectively.
  2. You can only catch COVID-19 from someone who is infected or a recently contaminated surface. People may be infected with the virus and not have symptoms.
  3. Masks are partially effective in preventing infection by COVID-19 because the virus is spread by respiratory droplets that we usually bring to our face by uncleaned hands. Masks especially help decrease the risk of people with respiratory infections spreading virus to others if they cough or sneeze. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/index.html
US and Colorado specific websites with trusted information

CDC What you need to know about COVID-19, single sheet:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html

Official Colorado Dept of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE):
https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/2019-novel-coronavirus

The Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center:
https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/

Symptoms and Testing for COVID-19 (including a Coronavirus Self-Checker):
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/index.html

Colorado:
https://covid19.colorado.gov/testing

CDC – If You Are Sick with COVID-19 or Caring for Someone Ill with COVID-19:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/sick-with-2019-nCoV-fact-sheet.pdf

Resources for Businesses and Employers:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/businesses-employers.html

Colorado:
https://covid19.colorado.gov/schools-workplaces-community

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