COVID-19 Update on 4/15/2020: Our office remains OPEN during the COVID-19 outbreak in Raleigh, NC. Medical practices are considered “essential” in North Carolina. Elective surgeries have been canceled, but urgent or emergent surgeries can be performed safely. For patients who do not wish to visit the office, Telemedicine or “Virtual Visits” are available. If you have a smart phone or home computer, this service can be used from the comfort of your home. Please call our office to learn more.
The Raleigh Hand to Shoulder Center physicians and staff are concerned about the spread of Coronavirus, COVID-19 disease. We are following recommendations by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention by frequently washing our hands with soap and warm water, using hand sanitizer, wiping down frequently touched surfaces, using face masks, and maintaining 6 feet distance between others when possible. We are screening patients on the phone and at the check-in area for symptoms and fevers. Our office staff are wearing face coverings and we request that patients and their guest also cover their faces with a mask or scarf, based on new CDC guidelines.
We are asking patients to reschedule their appointment if they are having fever, cough, shortness of breath or other flu-like symptoms, or if they have been in close contact with someone suspected of having Coronavirus. Our physicians and staff are monitoring themselves for symptoms and will stay home if they are showing concerning symptoms. We are asking patients to bring only one other person with them to their appointment to limit the potential spread of the virus.
We are all doing our best to keep the community safe and healthy while taking care of patients with hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder problems.