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The nation and the world are facing a challenging time as this new virus takes hold.  At East Avenue Podiatry we care deeply about our patients as people and not just their foot care.  The purpose of this blog is to provide some basic information about the virus and educate you on the steps our office takes daily to maintain the safety of our patients and our staff.  

The Corona virus is a respiratory virus.  It is spread when respiratory droplets from an infected person are released as a result of a cough or sneeze and land in the mouths or noses of people nearby.  It can also spread when these droplets are on a surface and a person touches that surface and then touches their nose or mouth area.  

To prevent becoming infected with the virus it is highly recommended that people wash their hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  Hand sanitizers are also believed effective in killing the virus.  It is also suggested that people try to avoid situations where large crowds gather close together.  Please note that this virus is more of a health risk to the elderly and those with other health conditions that compromise them, especially respiratory conditions.  It is not recommended that the public utilize face masks unless they are sick.  Frequent rubbing down surfaces with clorox wipes or other disinfectants is effective in killing the virus.  

Summary:

To protect yourself:

1. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and/or us hand sanitizers.

2. Avoid large crowds of people that are in tight quarters.

3. Wipe surfaces with disinfectants.

4. Stay home if you are sick.

How we protect you and our staff:

1. We are constantly wiping down surfaces with clorox wipes.

2. We wash our hands with soap and water regularly .

3. As the doctor, I use a fresh pair of gloves with every patient.

4. We encourage sick patients not to come in.

5. We schedule our patients in a way that there are not big crowds in our office.

6. We have hand sanitizer available for our patients to use in the office.

Final thought:

By each of us doing our part, we can lower the risk of getting sick while making sure patients are getting the important foot care they need.  

PLEASE DO NOT AVOID GOING TO YOUR DOCTOR VISITS OUT OF FEAR OF THE VIRUS BECAUSE YOU WOULD THEN BE RISKING DEVELOPING OTHER HEALTH ISSUES THAT POTENTIALLY COULD THREATEN YOUR HEALTH MORE THAN THE VIRUS ITSELF.  FURTHERMORE, OTHER HEALTH ISSUES WILL LOWER YOUR RESISTENCE TO THE VIRUS AND MAKE YOU MORE PRONE TO CATCHING IT.  

The best policy is to practice the suggestions above and know that we care greatly about your health and well being.  Here at East Avenue Podiatry, you can count on us to practice the above for the benefit of us all.

To good health,

Dr. Lonnie Resnick

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