Coronavirus Precautions at AIM

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A message about the Coronavirus from Associates in Medicine

The health and safety of our patients and staff are a top priority, and our thoughts are with those impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic. Our clinic has been monitoring the situation closely and taking every precaution to keep our patients, employees, and community safe.

With the effects of the outbreak being felt more each day, we wanted to reach out and share what we have been doing so you can continue to get the best care at our office with confidence.

  • Our office is cleaned daily, and we recently increased the frequency of cleaning throughout the day with a focus on high traffic areas of the clinic such as chairs in the waiting areas, exam rooms, x-ray table, laboratory area and door knobs.

  • Our clinic is providing mask to anyone that is sick upon arrival and is to be kept on the entire office visit.

  • We recently split the waiting area into two, a sick and a well side and have different doors that lead to the back.

  • We're encouraging all patients to take advantage of our alcohol-based hand sanitizer that we provide at our office as a health precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

  •  We are asking all patients with symptoms of constant cough, fever greater than 100.0 or shortness of breath to call the office first rather than walking in just as a precaution for your safety and others.

  • Patients can utilize our triage line to get home care advice, treated by phone or be refer to urgent care/ER if necessary.

All of these safeguards and precautions are made with you in mind. We will continue to follow guidance from health agencies and government officials to maintain a safe experience for everyone. 

How can you prevent getting COVID-19?

Right now, the best defense to prevent getting COVID-19 is to follow some of the same steps you would take to prevent getting other viruses, such as the common cold or the flu.

  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds— especially before eating and preparing food, after using the bathroom, after wiping your nose, and after coming in contact with someone who has a cold.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth to prevent the spread of viruses from your hands.

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when sneezing and coughing or sneeze and cough into your sleeve. Throw the tissue in the trash. Wash your hands afterward. Never cough or sneeze into your hands!

  • Avoid close contact (within 6 feet) with those who have coughs, colds or are sick. Stay home if you are sick.

  • If you are prone to sickness or have a weakened immune system, stay away from large crowds of people. Follow the directions of your healthcare authorities especially during outbreaks.

  • Clean frequently used surfaces (such as doorknobs and counter tops) with a virus-killing disinfectant.

  • Use hand sanitizers that contain at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.

  • Greet people with a friendly gesture instead of shaking hands.

  • Get enough sleep, eat a healthy diet, drink plenty of liquids and exercise if you are able. These steps will strengthen your immune system and enable you to fight off infections easier.

We look forward to continuing to provide great healthcare and keeping everyone safe. If you have any questions please call our office at 713-797-1087 or send a portal message. Thank you. 


Associates in Medicine

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