Corona COVID-19 Virus Re-Opening May 4th , 2020

Dear Patients and Families,

We hope all is well and that you are in good health. We have been carefully monitoring the CDC guidelines and all information available regarding Corona COVID-19 virus.

We are reopening the clinic on Monday, May 4th. We have been taking all precautions to ensure that the clinic is safe and clean upon your return. We have already emailed out our reopening policy. If you have not received it, reach out to us so we can send it to you. Our Office Coordinator has been actively rescheduling appointments if you have had any scheduled during the time of our closure.

These are currently uncertain times, and we want to thank you for your patience and understanding during our closure. We are monitoring this situation closely and will continue to do everything in our power to ensure the well-being of our community. Stay safe and stay healthy.

In Good Health,
Dr. Eric Sherrell & Augusta Acupuncture Clinic Staff

Attention: COVID-19

Dear Patients and Families,
In an effort to avoid the spread of COVID-19 we are asking all patients to please:
Wash your hands for 20 seconds upon arrival with soap and water. Then, come to the front desk for mandatory temperature check.
If you are having any of the following symptoms or feel that you have been exposed to the virus, please reschedule your appointment and contact your local testing facility or the Department of Health. https://dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus

Fever- present in 83-99% of the population
Cough – present in 59-82% of the population
Fatigue- present in 44-70% of the population
Shortness of breath- present in 31-40% of the population
Anorexia- present in 40-84% of the population
Muscle aches and pains- present in 11-35% of the population
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/clinical-guidance-management-patients.html

Our promise to our patients:
Our employees are ensuring that each chair is thoroughly wiped down and sanitized after each patient. Sanitizer and hand washing stations are available for all team members and patients. All team members have temperature/fever checks multiple times a day. All team members that have potentially been exposed or are not feeling well are being asked to stay home and follow the precautionary measures above.

New Clinic Policy:
We are limiting our guests in the waiting room. We politely request that all guests wait in their cars if you are not being treated. This includes children and relatives.

We appreciate your understanding at this time as we are taking the precautionary measures to ensure our team stays well to provide continued care during this matter.

Thank you,
Dr. Eric Sherrell & Augusta Acupuncture Clinic Staff
(706) 888-0707
health@augustaacupunctureclinic.com

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Corona COVID-19 Virus Update 04/21/2020


Dear Patients and Families,

We hope all is well and that you are in good health. We have been carefully monitoring the CDC guidelines and all information available regarding Corona COVID-19 virus.

We are opening the clinic on Monday, May 4th. We have been taking all precautions to ensure that the clinic is safe and clean upon your return. Our Office Coordinator has been actively rescheduling appointments if you have had any scheduled during the time of our closure.

During this time, we have been doing herb pickups for the patients who are currently on them. Our next scheduled herb pickup will be this Wednesday, April 22nd between the hours of 12 pm- 1pm.  If you have any questions about this, you may give us a call or email.

These are currently uncertain times, and we want to thank you for your patience and understanding during our closure.

We are monitoring this situation closely, and will continue to do everything in our power to ensure the well-being of our community.
Stay safe and stay healthy.

In Good Health,
Dr. Eric Sherrell & Augusta Acupuncture Clinic Staff

Corona COVID-19 Virus Update 03/31/2020

 

Dear Patients and Families,

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, we have decided to extend the closure of our clinic.
This was a very difficult decision, but we feel that it is best to close our office until May 4th.

If you have an appointment before May 4th, our Office Coordinator, Janita will be calling you to reschedule your appointment.

These are truly uncharted times and we are proud of the swift decision we are making to reduce the spread.
Every action we take is with you in mind.

At Augusta Acupuncture Clinic, we are committed to providing excellent service, and we must do so safely.

We are monitoring this situation closely, and will continue to do everything in our power to ensure the well-being of our community.

Thank you for your understanding why we are extending our closure – we look forward to seeing you again soon.

In Good Health,
Dr. Eric Sherrell & Augusta Acupuncture Clinic Staff

An Important Update From Augusta Acupuncture Clinic 3/20/2020

A message to all our friends and patients of Augusta Acupuncture Clinic.
We understand there’s a lot of fear out there from the coronavirus outbreak.

We have been carefully monitoring the information and CDC guidelines being made available regarding the Corona COVID-19 virus.

In order to do our part in the efforts to flatten the curve and impact of this virus, we have made the very difficult decision to close the operation of our office and limit treatment to herb pickup only.

We will be closed Thursday, March 19th, until April 5th, 2020.

While we are remaining fluid through this situation, as of right now, we will fully reopen April 6th.

The health of our patients, families and employees is paramount, so while we apologize for this inconvenience, we believe it is the right thing to do at this time.

Did you know that Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has proven to be very effective in treating coronavirus patients?

We have access to the latest medical news about a brave female doctor fighting COVID-19 with. Traditional Chinese Medicine.

In the spirit of total transparency, here are 3 amazing downloadables that document how Chinese doctors are treating COVID-19.

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During our closure we will continue to have our cleaning crew on duty so that when we reopen, we will know that we have done everything to ensure our office is ready for your return.

Please be advised that all appointments for the remainder of March through April 5th have been canceled.

Our staff will be unavailable to answer calls during this closure. Any messages left on our voicemail will not be returned at this time.

In order to keep our patients and families as safe and healthy as possible, we are taking precautions to stop the potential exposure in the event the virus becomes more widespread in our area.

First, it is important to know the symptoms of COVID-19:

* Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

• Fever

• Cough

• Shortness of breath

The current recommendation is if you are experiencing mild symptoms of COVID- 19 that you isolate at home during the illness.
Do not go to work, school or public areas and avoid public transportation.
Get plenty of rest, stay hydrated and manage your symptoms at home.
Seek prompt medical attention if your illness is worsening (e.g., difficulty breathing).
If you have a medical emergency and need to call 911, notify the dispatch personnel that you have or are being evaluated for COVID-19.

AUGUSTA ACUPUNCTURE CLINIC will not be testing for suspected COVID-19.

If you suspect you have COVID-19 we suggest you contact your primary care provider.

CALL AHEAD and let them know you have or suspect you may have COVID-19.

This will help the healthcare provider’s office take steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed.

When to reschedule your appointment (all types of illness):

• If you have a fever. Wait until 48 hours after your fever (temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or 37.8 degrees Celsius or higher) is gone to reschedule your visit. Temperature should be measured without the use of fever-reducing medicines (medicines that contains ibuprofen or acetaminophen).

• Individuals with suspected or confirmed flu, who do not have a fever, should stay home for several days. Persons with the flu are most contagious during the first 3 days of their illness.

• You have diarrhea or a “stomach bug.” Wait a minimum of 48 hours after diarrhea has resolved to reschedule your appointment.

• You have vomited in the past 24 hours.

• If you have recently traveled from China or other affected areas and have symptoms associated with COVID-19.

We have had many questions about what we recommend for immune support. Here are some general recommendations we put together.

Lifestyle

• Stay home if you are sick or not feeling well.
• Wash your hands frequently for a minimum of 20 seconds especially after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing; going to the bathroom and before eating or preparing food.
• Practice routine cleaning of high touch surfaces (counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables).
• Eat a whole foods diet. Avoid sugar.
• Get plenty of rest. Go to bed by 10 p.m. every night.

• Stay hydrated. Ensure you are drinking 60-80 ounces of water daily.

 Supplements (adult dosing)

• Vitamin D3 – 5,000IU daily
• Vitamin C – 3000-6000mg/day – Metagenics Ultra Potent C Powder or Tablet
• Zinc Lozenges – Helps alleviate a scratchy throat

We will continue to update our recommendations as more information becomes available about COVID-19 Coronavirus.

The global picture of COVID-19 is a fluid, evolving situation and although we endeavor to stay as updated as possible, the information posted here may not reflect the latest news.

Please stay safe and well. We look forward to serving you again soon.

 

Yours in Health,
Augusta Acupuncture Clinic Team