Sunday, March 29, 2020
An emergency declaration from the State of Texas has made it easier for physicians to take care of patients during a time where routine clinic visits pose substantial risk of infection spread. A host of well marketed telemedicine organizations, some promoted by your insurance company have swooped in, attempting to fill the gap. They are missing one crucial element - YOUR doctor.
Adapted from the Texas Medical Association, here are answers to common questions on the patient side:
Friday, March 27, 2020
Economy does not equal quality.
An anticipated shortage of hospital ventilators has led some organizations to look at potential innovative ways to maximum the use of available hospital equipment. Undoubtedly, these are trying times for critical care docs.
However, numerous organizations have highlighted major potential risks associated with these measures, including this list provided by the Society for Critical Care Medicine:
Monday, March 23, 2020
We have stepped up to protect our patients, our staff and the community during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Houston Specialty Clinic has CHANGED almost all clinic office visits to telemedicine, effective immediately due to the urgent need for all of us to reduce the risk of infection.
We will still be OPEN for the following patient visit types:
- Patients requiring regular injections for asthma management
- Urgent visits
Fortunately, the State of Texas has issued an emergency declaration waiving many restrictions on telemedicine. Therefore, our providers are available during office hours for telemedicine consultation for both new AND existing patients.
Please see the following links for useful resources infection prevention: