Our providers and staff wear face masks at all times.
by Victoria Callahan, PA-C
Specifically curated for AHM at the Southern California Center for Neuroscience and Spine
The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult to navigate for everyone. It is our priority to continue to provide quality patient care without interruption during this season. Our practice has taken the necessary steps to ensure our patients’ safety.
To ensure the safety of our patients and staff, temperature checks are done at the beginning of every day.
Our providers and staff wear face masks at all times. Temperature checks are done at the beginning of every day. Additionally, our staff is tested on a regular basis. Finally, our physicians and physician assistants have all been vaccinated at this time. Our staff is in the initial phases of receiving the vaccine, as well.
Enhanced and more frequent cleaning measures have been implemented in our office. We have transitioned a majority of our visits to telemedicine. This reduces patient and provider potential exposure. These telemedicine visits can be a phone encounter or a video call depending on the patient’s preference. However, we request our new patients, who have not been examined, to come in person to our office. This also applies to our post-operative patients. Should a patient have an urgent need to be seen, we will gladly see them in-person. We have ensured these pandemic accommodations never compromise our patient care.
We are proud to say our staff are in the initial phases of receiving the vaccine.
There were seasons where elective in-patient surgeries at the hospitals were unavailable. However, thanks to our many out-patient surgery centers, we were able to continue to help our patients with their neurosurgical needs. We have not stopped operating over the past year! At this time, we are grateful to be back in the operating room, performing in-patient and out-patient surgeries, at our hospitals.