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. If you have any symptoms concerning for COVID-19, we can evaluate you in one of our outdoor, ventilated, heated exam rooms.
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.
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.
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 prior to their procedure. At this time it is widely anticipated that COVID-19 will continue to pose a global threat for months to come. 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).
Telemedicine visits will be billed to you/your insurance company and usual copays and deductibles do apply.
As of 12/24/20, Holy Cross Hospital is the designated hub for Taos County. They will receive, store and administer the COVID-19 vaccine. They will be following the Department of Health guidelines regarding prioritization and we believe they will be advertising widely in the community so that individuals should know when they are eligible and where and when they can receive their injection.
If the state begins to ship the Moderna vaccine to clinics, like Schreiber Family Medicine, then we will plan to send out automated calls, texts and emails to notify our patients of the availability and prioritization schedule.
In the interim, you can go to cvvaccine.nmhealth.org and pre-register for your vaccine and, presumably, this will expedite the process and ensure that you are contacted when immunizations are available to your risk group.
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