Updated on April 27, 2020.
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to dominate headlines, Georgia Urology has made monitoring and responding to this situation a top priority. In an effort to ensure the safety of our patients, as well as that of our physicians and staff, we have chosen to take a more comprehensive approach with a phased reopening of our offices and surgery centers beginning the week of May 4, 2020.
Our physicians and staff will be adhering to the safety precautions outlined by the CDC as well as the American College of Surgeons. Some of the safety enhancements include:
- All physicians and staff, as well as patients, must wear a mask or cloth face covering. Patients are encouraged to bring their own masks to their appointment.
- We will be taking the temperature of everyone who comes to our facilities and won’t admit anyone with a fever.
- We are limiting the number of people who may accompany patients to their visits to one additional person.
- Office and ASC patients will be scheduled to minimize the number of patients in the office or surgery center at one time.
- Where appropriate, we will continue to use telemedicine for many patients.
- Patients who are over 80 years old or who are immunocompromised shouldn’t come to the office unless instructed to come in by the physician.
As always, our mission is to provide the highest level of care in a safe environment and we remain committed to that mission.
If you have any questions prior to your appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact your local Georgia Urology office.