The Coronavirus (COVID-19) - What We Are Doing and What You Need to Know

Covid 19 office protocolsDear Valued Patient: We Are Open!

In the midst of the current pandemic, we have resolved to remain open, to maintain a positive presence in our community, and to continue to provide care to patients that keeps them out of the emergency and urgent care centers where risk of exposure to COVID-19 remains high. Changes were quickly implemented in our day to day workflow to keep our wonderful patients, staff, and providers safe.

Here is what we are doing:

  1. All providers and staff are wearing N95 and equivalent masks as well as medical grade plexiglass eye protection for each patient visit.
  2. Thorough cleaning of patient rooms and the waiting room is performed throughout the day.
  3. Front office staff is screening patients for COVID-19 symptoms upon entry into the office.
  4. Scheduling patient appointments has been modified to minimize the number of patients occupying the waiting room.
  5. We now offer telemedicine visits! These are virtual scheduled appointments using a HIPAA-compliant, user-friendly video conferencing software that you can use to speak with a provider.
  6. Air filters and Ultraviolet light is utilized in the office to capture viral particles.
  7. Negative COVID-19 antigen testing has been implemented as part of our pre-operative protocol for all patients prior to any in-office or surgical procedures.

Here is what you can do during your appointment to keep yourself and others safe:

  1. Please wear your mask so that it covers your mouth AND your nose.
  2. Please cancel or reschedule your appointment if you are experiencing symptoms commonly associated with COVID-19 or have had recent exposure to persons confirmed to be COVID-19 positive.
    • Common Symptoms:
      • Fever
      • Cough
      • Difficulty breathing
      • Decreased or altered sense of smell
      • Decreased or altered sense of taste
  3. Please limit the number of people you bring into the appointment with you.
  4. Please be on time for your appointment.
  5. Please practice physical distancing of at least 6 feet from other patients while in the waiting room.
  6. Please utilize the provided hand sanitizers placed throughout the office.
  7. Please self-quarantine for the days between required COVID-19 testing and any in-office or surgical procedure.

We are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for our patients and doing so safely in the age of COVID-19. Thank you so much for letting us take part in your care.

To schedule your next visit, please call our office at 818-649-1433 or request your appointment online.

Michael Bublik, M.D

Appointments ENT and Plastic Surgeon Los Angeles Beverly Hills CA California

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