NOTE: I have since re-opened.
I am temporarily closing my practice. Note – I am open for business virtually though. See this blog for details.
“Everything we do before a pandemic will seem alarmist. Everything we do after will seem inadequate.”- Michael Leavitt
While this has been a difficult decision, I feel wholeheartedly that it is the right one.
The work I do is in close proximity with others and involves multiple patients coming in and out of the same room. While there is still a lot we don’t know about this virus we DO KNOW that you or I can be asymptomatic and still be shedding virus. While I have always maintained a sanitized and clean office I am simply not set up for infectious disease containment on this level. Only hospitals are and even they are having a difficult time.
While the work I do is important, I am following the lead of most other non-essential medical offices. For everyone’s sake and the strain on our healthcare system I would highly encourage you to limit all non-essential interaction that is face to face. The time is NOW for us all to do our part to flatten the curve before it is too late.
If you’re anxious, need to connect, or even just need to chat I am here for you anytime: 815.814.1319. We will make it through this but is going to require each and every individual doing their part and watching out for one another.
I’ve created a post with tips for supporting your immune system.
I’d like to thank you for your ongoing support.