We go to work when the world is asking people to stay home. We will take are of you if you’re sick.
I am proud to work with my group of doctors, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants as we collaborate, dialogue, and prepare for what will transpire over the next few weeks (and possibly months).
We are preparing the best we can and hopeful that the social distancing does “flatten the curve”. We are an amazing group who want to treat, comfort, and support our patients – but we cannot do it without your help.
We need you to stay home. We need there to be no play dates. We need neighbors to help the elderly and keep them indoors. Buy their groceries.
We need you to trust us when we ask you to call our offices before you consider coming into the ER unless you are having life threatening breathing difficulties or uncontrolled fever (symptoms associated with COVID-19).
We also need you not to be afraid to head to the ER if you’re concerned of a stroke or heart attack – we’re still ready to care for you.
We will be tired. Our families will be worried about us. We will be worried about them. I’ve seen some amazing things these last few days – and it’s only been a few days. I expect the next few weeks will really test us.
I promise not to lose faith, but will need your strength, patience and understanding. Strength in numbers – we can all get through this together (preferably 6 ft apart after you wash your hands).