Doctors’ Pediatric News
We hope that this message finds you all safe….and sane!
Knowing that we all need to find a new normal, we have adapted some changes related to the importance of separating children based on age and vulnerabilities. We will also continue to follow guidelines to keep you safe as we learn more about COVID 19.
Starting in June, we hope to welcome back families to their “respective offices” in Wilton and Ridgefield.
- We will be scheduling children under two years of age in the morning, and children over two years of age in the afternoon.
- We will not be bringing in sick patients into the offices between well visits. Thus far, sick children have been seen very rarely, and only outside the office. We have been doing Televisits for sick visits. We will continue to do Televisits for sick visits to ensure only well people enter our offices. If there is a need, we can arrange for your sick child to be seen by a doctor outside the office.
- Temperature checks will be done prior to entering the office on both parent and child.
- If you have one at home, please put a mask on yourself and any child over the age of two.
- Please have your child wear loose fitting clothing since we will not be changing into gowns.
- Only one parent and one child will be allowed at the well visit at a time.
- Please call us from the parking lot when you arrive so that we can assign you a room. We will not be using the waiting rooms. You will go directly to your assigned room when you enter.
- Please fill out the electronic questionnaire prior to your visit so that the doctors can focus on areas of concern during the visit.
- A brief exam will be done during the well visit, and we can discuss any issues with a follow up Televisit on an as needed basis
- Your caregivers will be in full PPE, and we will adhere to strict cleaning protocols between each patient.
For those that deem it necessary, daycares and camps will be opening as the summer continues. Please be sure to schedule your well child appointment so that you have the proper forms and documentation.
In closing, it is inevitable that society will “open up” soon. This does not mean that we stay any less vigilant with social distancing. The only reason the curve has been flattened is due to the effects of social distancing. Until we have better testing or a vaccine, we must remain cautious and adhere to social distancing.
The past two months have been challenging, and we appreciate everyone’s flexibility and understanding as we have made changes to keep you well and safe.
We look forward to seeing you soon in a safe and controlled environment.