Dr. Deanna McDonald Discusses Pandemic Protocol for Expecting Patients

COVID-19 UPDATE

We’re Here For You!

WE WILL REMAIN OPEN TO SEE YOU IN OFFICE OR VIRTUALLY

Our entire team is still seeing patients. We have taken extreme safety measures here in our office to reduce any possible exposure. Our office hours will remain the same.

We are committed to your health and safety, so we are taking additional cleaning and screening precautions to protect you and others.

CHECK-IN PROCESS:

  • Vehicle check-in

  • Temp check

  • Exposure questionnaire

  • Direct car to room check-in

  • No sitting in the waiting room

  • No line for check out or lab work

  • Only patients will be permitted to enter the office to promote social distancing

FOR YOUR SAFETY:

  • Air purifiers placed around the office

  • Constant industrial-grade cleaning of all surfaces including door handles, exam rooms, etc.

  • Several hand sanitizing stations throughout the office

  • Our physicians and staff will only come to work if they are feeling completely well, and their temperatures are taken daily

  • Our office hours will remain the same

  • All elective surgeries will be postponed as per the executive order from Governor Abbott

  • Our friendly staff will continue to answer all your phone call during our regular business hours

  • Your Physician will continue to be on call for after-hour needs

  • As per CDC guidelines remember that frequent handwashing is one of the best ways to combat COVID-10

While we are still seeing patients in the office, if you do not want to be seen in office you do have the option of a telemedicine (virtual) visit with your Physician. Please call our front desk to schedule a time.

All Obstetrical patients must keep scheduled appointments.

EXAMPLES OF IN-OFFICE VISITS:

  • OB (including delayed menses)

  • STD checks

  • Postpartum

  • Post OP

  • IUD checks (if the device has to come out)

  • Heavy bleeding

  • Re-Paps

  • Rhogam Injection

  • Medroxyprogesterone (Depo-Provera)

EXAMPLES OF APPOINTMENTS THAT

CAN BE IN-OFFICE OR TELEHEALTH:

  • Review of abnormal results and imaging results

  • Discussion of birth control

  • Pelvic pain

  • UTI (may need to come in and give a urine sample)

  • Preconception consultation for couples

  • Menopause- what it means and what to expect

  • Perimenopause: what to expect, how to manage it

  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome- How to best manage

  • Painful sex

  • Decreased Libido (sex drive)

  • Medication follow- up

  • Mastitis for postpartum patients

  • Postpartum depression

  • All other health topics you want

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