What we are doing!
As all of you, we continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to bring everyone up to speed on our plan over the next several weeks to months as this is an ever-changing situation. As a trusted and leading health care provider, our goal is to ensure you can continue receiving care with the confidence that we have taken every precaution necessary regarding your safety while in our offices.
- We will see patients on a limited basis in the office every Wednesday for emergent medical foot conditions including;
- Ingrown toenails
- Broken toes
- Ankle sprain, fracture
- All other conditions can be seen by Dr. Jacobs via a virtual office appointment.
- We are screening all employees daily.
- We are screening and taking temperatures of all patients prior to their visit.
- We are making changes to our scheduling to allow patients to be brought directly back to a treatment room and limit the number of patients in the office at one time.
- Our waiting room has been modified to allow adequate space in the event more than one person is present.
- We continue strict cleaning processes in our treatment rooms and common areas.
- Adequate hand sanitizer is present in all areas of the office including at our Welcome Desk.
The health and safety of our patients is priority. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak and are working on preventing the spread of the disease. We are taking every precaution to meet CDC Guidance for infection-control.
- Our staff is cleaning and disinfecting all surface areas including doorknobs, exam chairs, and counters between each patient.
- Screening all patients to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
- Rescheduling any patient who may have had contact with the coronavirus
- Please limit the number of accompanying visitors to only one unless it is necessary due to your health issues.
If you answer yes, to any question below, please call our office to reschedule your appointment:
- Do you or a person accompanying you today have a fever, cough, sore throat, or difficulty breathing (shortness of breath)?
- Have you or a person accompanying you had contact with someone with known or suspected COVID-19?
- Have you or a person accompanying you traveled within the last 14 days to any locations either domestically or internationally with confirmed sustained community transmission of COVID-19?
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
- Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer when you cannot wash your hands.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and throw the tissue away. If you don’t have a tissue, use the elbow of your sleeve. Don’t use your hands to cover coughs and sneezes.
- Even if you are not ill, avoid visiting hospitals, long-term care facilities or nursing homes to the extent possible. If you do need to visit one of these facilities, limit your time there and keep six feet away from patients.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick, especially if you are at higher risk for coronavirus.
- Get plenty of rest, drink plenty of fluids, eat healthy foods, and manage your stress to keep your immunity strong.
- Clean household surfaces with standard cleaners.
- Stay informed. Information is changing frequently. Visit Fort Bend County Health & Human Services COVID-19 website at https://www.fbchealth.org/ncov/for updates.
For more information regarding how to protect yourself, your family and our community, here is the link to the CDC’s website for this useful information.
Thank you for your cooperation.
YOUR TOTAL FOOT CARE SPECIALIST