CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Schreiber Family Medicine (SFM) has always been committed to maintaining a clean environment with routine methods in place to reduce your risk of infection.

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have enhanced our protocols to ensure your safety:

You will be screened at our front door before entry. We will ask questions about your health, travel and potential exposure to illness. We will check your temperature with a “no-touch” thermometer and triage you to the safest location for your care.

All staff and patients must wear face masks. Please arrive at the office with your mask on.

We will maintain social distancing within the office waiting room and we are disinfecting all surfaces between each patient visit.



Specific Services

Walk-in Clinic:

We remain open to walk-ins Monday through Friday from 8:30AM-11:15AM and 1:30PM to 4:15 PM.

For your convenience and to decrease the likelihood of exposure to the novel coronavirus, we are offering vehicle visits (in which the medical staff assesses you in your car) for clinical issues that can safely and effectively be managed in the parking lot. We are also offering same day telemedicine visits for urgent issues; please call or send us a portal message to schedule your same day telemedicine visit.

Pulmonary Consultations: Dr. John White, our board certified pulmonologist, continues to see patients on Mondays. To decrease the risk to the most vulnerable patients (those with lung disease) he is currently doing 100% of his visits, new patients and chronic patients, via telemedicine (telephone or audio/visual format)

Endoscopy Services (Colonoscopy/Esophagogastroduodenoscopy):

Per current NM Department of Health and CDC guidelines, we have resumed endoscopy services. We are currently running at a decreased volume capacity to ensure the safety of our patients and to preserve precious personal protective equipment (PPE). Patients referred to Dr. Lucas Schreiber or Dr. Ryan Murphy can have a telemedicine consultation to schedule their procedures. All patients that are scheduled for an endoscopy will be tested for COVID-19 3-4 days prior to their procedure and must self-isolate in their home until their procedure so we can ensure a safe environment at the endoscopy suite at Holy Cross Medical Center. Remember, at this time it is widely anticipated that COVID-19 will continue to pose a global threat for a minimum of 12-18 months. Therefore, we encourage you not to neglect worrisome symptoms (such as trouble swallowing, painful swallowing, ongoing abdominal pain, weight loss, bowel changes, blood in your stool or surveillance of high risk situations – family history of cancer or personal history of cancer or advanced polyps).

Primary Care:

We will continue to offer services via telemedicine whenever appropriate, but we remain available in the office for symptoms warranting an actual physical exam. We encourage parents to keep their young children up-to-date on their immunizations, so we would like to continue to see your kids at the office. Medicare Annual Wellness Visits can be conducted via telemedicine – this is a good opportunity to review your advance directive, ensure you are up-to-date on your immunizations and to review your various medical issues.

Please note: telemedicine visits will be billed to you/your insurance company and usual copays and deductibles do apply.