I take patient safety very seriously. I have installed a medical grade air purifier and made additional updates to my office space and processes to enhance sanitation for patients and myself. I am getting routinely tested and have been without symptoms or illness but will make appropriate updates if this changes.
I have also obtained Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) Certificate of Compliance ID 16D2188023 and now offer Healgen Scientific LLC Rapid Antibody Screening for IgG and IgM by appointment for $68 a person. This just requires a finger poke, results estimated at 97% accuracy in 10-15 minutes. (I have seen antibody testing is available in Omaha for $88.) While this is not diagnostic of acute infection, it is helpful to indicate previous exposure from ~10 days or more prior to testing and presence of potentially protective immunity.
Please ONLY come into the office if you have not had symptoms or known exposure to COVID-19 in the last 3 weeks. I am happy to assist in making or rescheduling appointments, as always without penalty. You can self schedule HERE but please let me know if anything needs cancelled or adjusted for any reason,even on short notice. If you are needing days/times not shown, just text, VM or email me to make arrangements.
As I am taking several measures to help ensure your safety, I ask you to wear a mask, wash or sanitize hands as you enter and leave but also minimize touching things as I will limit contact with you and your belongings, credit cards etc. I am happy to open doors for you but know I am cleaning handles, seats and surfaces after each patient. As the saying goes, we all must do our part. I would not be open if I didn’t feel that even with taking these measures it was safe for you or myself.
When you arrive for your appointment, sorry but please come without children or extra visitors, you may enter the building and knock at my door. I routinely have my phone silenced while seeing patients so I apologize that I may not notice calls or texts immediately. If some aspect of treatment will require your mask off, I will let you know when to remove it and replace it.
Thank you in advance for your assistance in keeping my office healthy!
Dr. Stacey E. Whitehead