What is Dr. Pillar doing to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2) in her clinic?
We hold the SAFETY for patients and staff at the utmost importance. We have made many changes to our office including:
Patient screening: Anyone with symptoms or with family members experiencing Fever, Chills, Nausea and Vomiting, Excessive Coughing and Sneezing or Shortness of Breath are pre-screened and asked to be rescheduled.
All staff, doctors, and patients undergo daily temperature screening in order to enter the office.
Only patients (not family or friends) will be allowed in the office. Exceptions are made for patients needing ambulatory assistance, those hard of hearing, family helping with translation, and minors. Any family member may request to be on speaker phone or schedule a call-back from the doctor.
Patient scheduling has been staggered to prevent overlap. The waiting-room has been socially distanced to 4 chairs. Patients not taken directly back will be asked to wait in their cars. Average car waiting time currently is ~5-10 minutes.
All patients, staff, and doctors will be required to wear face masks at all times.
Safety shields are set up at the front desk as are sneeze guards which are installed in every slit lamp.
Rooms and equipment are completely wiped down after each patient with bleach and CaviWipes.
For your convenience, we also offer telehealth videoconferencing appointments to allow you to access care from the comfort of your home.
Please leave us suggestions to help us best keep our patients safe: