BRUNSWICK, GA – Dr. Stephen Pappas is supporting social distancing as recommended by the CDC, The Brunswick News reported on March 21.
Dr. Pappas and his staff “are committed to containing the possible spread of the coronavirus to the community, and among patients and valuable staff. At the same time, we want our patients to receive the medical care and follow-up they deserve in a sanitary, stress-free environment,” The Brunswick News reported.
Patients arriving for their appointments “park in a space designated by a ‘Drive Up Appointments’ sign,” the report continued, adding that “the patient will walk directly to the front desk manager to provide any updated information for care,” and each patient is “given a slip of paper with a number on it, return to your car and put your number on your windshield.”
The clinical staff or Dr. Pappas will greet the patient alongside their car “to take vital signs, address your concerns, give test results, recommendations, and prescriptions as necessary,” The Brunswick News reported.
For new patients and those requiring procedures that cannot be performed in the car, patients “will check in with the front desk manager and be quickly escorted to the sanitized procedure room. If there happens to be a short wait, you may go back to your car and we’ll text you when your room is ready,” The Brunswick News reported.
The staff is “especially diligent about frequently and thoroughly sanitizing the lobby, restrooms, exam rooms and procedure rooms,” The Brunswick News reported, adding that “Dr. Pappas and his staff are passionate about providing our patients the medical care they need in a safe environment. To date, this plan had worked out quite well, and will be implemented as long as necessary.”
In addition to the drive-up appointments, the office is “in the process of implementing Telehealth remote follow-up visits for established patients with mild flu-like symptoms, or those who are reluctant to leave their homes.
“These services involve remote communication and care with Dr. Pappas by video or phone. These services are now fully covered by Medicare and other insurance and may be scheduled in lieu of your standard face-to-face visit by calling our scheduling staff,” The Brunswick News reported.
More information about Dr. Pappas and his office is available by contacting the medical office manager, Rebekah Howell, by phone: 912-264-9999 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.