Texas Gastroenterology Institute is ready and prepared to meet all of our patients needs during the (COVID-19) pandemic. We will remain open and available to take care of patients even during these difficult times. Our priority is keeping our patients and staff safe.
This is what we have implemented thus far as of Monday 3/16/2020:
– intensive screening of patients at time of appointment confirmations and in person when visiting the office: any patient with new cough, flu like symptoms, shortness of breath, fever, recent travel to hot spots, or any contacts with people who may have (COVID-19) will be rescheduled and will have the option for telemedicine consult with the physician.
– we advise patients to wait in the car to avoid contact with others. We will call patients when the doctor is ready to see them and place them in a room
– only 1 visitor with patient at a time
– proper disinfection of all rooms after each patient per standard protocols already in place
– We are offering telephone consults/ and video telemedicine if patients prefer to stay at home
In regards to our immunocompromised patients, cancer patients, and Inflammatory Bowel disease patients. Please continue all medications you are currently on. Do Not stop medications and continue all immunosuppressant medications. If you are one of these patients, you can opt to have a telemedicine consultation vs a fast track to the back to avoid contact with people.
Boost the immune system with zinc, vit C and vit D supplementation.
Uptown Medical Wellness Center offers Vit C and Multivitamin Infusions which can help boost the immune system. Call 956-627-4056.
Protect yourself and others:
– Stay at home unless and Practice social distancing
– wash your hands for at least 20seconds and frequently
– Disinfect items frequently touched in the home including doorknobs, light switches, counter tops, faucets, door handles
Finally, if you feel you may have (COVID-19) or have had recent contact with someone who has tested positive, please contact your Primary care provider or call the health department at 956-682-6155.