Please be advised that all of the following policies must be adhered to if you would like to be treated by the practitioners of Advanced Internal Medicine Inc: strict adherence to Social Distancing will be in effect until further notice, patients will be asked to answer a list of questions prior to making an in-office appointment. We are primarily scheduling Telemedicine appointments unless the patient is exhibiting symptoms requiring a face-to-face encounter or if they have a upcoming procedure requiring a Pre-Op Exam. Patients exhibiting any symptoms cold, flu, or COVID-like will not be seen in the office. Symptoms include, but are not limited to: Fever | Shortness of Breath | Dry Cough | Runny Nose | Sore Throat | Loss of Taste or Smell| Diarrhea/Nausea/Vomiting. You will be asked if you have recently been exposed to anyone who has tested positive or has exhibited COVID like symptoms in the last 14 days. You will also be asked if you have traveled in the last two weeks.
Until further notice, we have a strict no walk-in policy. For approved in-office appointments - patients are required to call the office before entering the suite and to use hand sanitizers upon entry to the waiting room. All practitioners, patients, and visitors of the office are required to wear face masks that cover the nose and mouth at all times - both inside and surrounding the building. If a patient refuses to wear a face covering, clinic staff will refuse treatment and ask the patient to return at another time or be scheduled for a telemedicine appointment. Please bear with us during this difficult time. Our mission is to ensure our patients, staff, their loved ones and all strangers included are protected and safe. If you have any questions or concerns, please call our office during normal business hours. You can also refer to the link below for more information.
retrieved from: CDC website.
The signs and symptoms of COVID-19 present at illness onset vary, but over the course of the disease many people with COVID-19 will experience the following:
Symptoms may differ with severity of disease. For example, shortness of breath is more commonly reported among people who are hospitalized with COVID-19 than among people with milder disease (non-hospitalized patients).Atypical presentations of COVID-19 occur often, and older adults and people with medical comorbidities may experience fever and respiratory symptoms later during the course of illness than people who are younger or who do not have comorbidities. In one study of 1,099 hospitalized patients, fever was present in only 44% at hospital admission but eventually 89% of patients had a fever sometime during hospitalization.Fatigue, headache, and muscle aches (myalgia) are among the most commonly reported symptoms in people who are not hospitalized, and sore throat and nasal congestion or runny nose (rhinorrhea) also may be prominent symptoms. Many people with COVID-19 experience gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, sometimes prior to having fever and lower respiratory tract signs and symptoms. Loss of smell (anosmia) or taste (ageusia) has been commonly reported, in a third of patients in one study, especially among women and younger or middle-aged patients.
We are not offering the COVID-19 vaccine at this time. Please register with your county of residence or refer to the Virginia Department of Health website for more information. If you require assistance or have any further questions or concerns, please call the office during normal business hours and a member of our staff will help guide you.
Welcome! Please note - due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have new rules and guidelines for in office appointments. We are not offering the COVID-19 vaccine at this time. Please register with your county of residence or refer to the Virginia Department of Health website for more information. For further questions or concerns, please email us or call the office during normal business hours.