If you have a fever, cough, sniffles, cold, or flu symptoms, please let me know so we can reschedule your appointment. There will be no charge for cancellations within 24 hours.
Some of the people who come to our offices are infants, elderly, or otherwise people whose immune systems may not be robust. We want to do what we can to protect them and everyone, including ourselves, from getting sick.
We have tissues in the waiting room and the bathroom and soap for washing your hands. We practitioners wash our hands well between seeing patients. (This was our practice long before coronavirus — it’s part of our training.)
I keep hand sanitizer available to use in my office, and I use it myself on my hands as soon as I complete an intraoral TMJ treatment and wash them well after each patient leaves. We are wiping down doorknobs, light switches, faucets, and other objects frequently touched as well.
I am 60+ and very healthy. I had a mild, 2-day cold in fall 2019, and I could not remember how long it had been since my previous cold — it was at least 3 years. My immune system appears to be strong.
However, if the coronavirus starts spreading in Austin from person to person, I may decide to put my work on hold, simply because it seems to be more severe for older people and no one knows exactly why.
Thank you for your consideration as we move together through this uncertainty.