Hello! I know these can feel like scary times, so I hope everyone is staying safe and well informed.
I wanted to take a moment to share my thoughts about the heightened concerns related to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) and offer assurance in what you can expect from us during this time.
We are OPEN as normal. Hours of operations and to book a visit, go to SimondsMetabolics.com.
At Dr. Simonds Metabolics & Weightloss, we are taking precautions, as we would for any virus. Our healthcare experts and office team have increased our cleaning and disinfecting procedures in both offices- washing and cleaning surfaces commonly used like countertops and door handles. We have an abundance of hand sanitizer and are keeping office crowds to a minimum.
As with any respiratory virus, such as the cold or flu, everyone should practice good health by frequently washing your hands, covering your mouth when you cough, keeping your surfaces clean and staying away from sick people and people who have been exposed to the virus. If you are sick or have been exposed to someone who is sick, stay home. This is the same message we have shared with our office staff.
If you are sick and are scheduled to do a follow-up appointment, you DO NOT have to cancel. We can do a telephone follow-up call. We would collect your weight information and discuss it as we normally would during an in-person visit.
As for prescriptions, we are happy to ship them to you at regular cost plus $15 for shipping.
At our office, our focus is on obesity and the complications that come with it.
Obesity is a public health crisis that kills hundreds of thousands of people each year. I personally wish this same kind of alarm would be paid to obesity, but we understand it is appropriate to be concerned about what is going on. I suggest you do not panic. We are here for you, in the office and via telephone to keep you on track. When this situation is over, my hope is that we have stayed the course as your weight loss provider, offering the right solutions no matter what.
Thank you. If you have any questions, please contact us. Again, we are here to keep you safely on track.
Dr. Simonds M.D.