A note to the patients of North American Spine and Pain
Over the last couple of weeks, we have all been hearing about COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) and the worldwide spread of this Virus. Here at North American Spine and Pain, we have taken every precaution to ensure our Facilities and offices throughout the Tri-State area are prepared for your healthcare needs and for any additional elevated concerns as they may change with time.
Dr. Rastogi and Dr. Slevin – CO founders and CEO’s at North American Spine and Pain believe educating our patients, visitors and community is a positive way to help prevent further infection and keeping our loved ones safe. We are adhering to guidance from the CDC and have a team on our staff that have taken active roles in the education of our staff and patients daily. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
WHAT PATIENTS OF NASPAC NEED TO KNOW:
As of now, NASPAC offices are still open.
If you have an appointment scheduled within the next two weeks, you will likely receive a call from NASPAC to confirm your appointment, as well as to confirm you are in good health.
IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS ASSOCIATED WITH COVID-19, PLEASE CALL TO RESCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT!
If you are in good health and still wish to come in for your appointment, please adhere to our new policies:
We ask that you are accompanied by as few people as possible when you visit our offices. Many of our patients are at a potentially higher risk to COVID-19, and we want to do everything in our power to keep them safe.
If someone accompanies you to your appointment, THEY WILL ONLY BE PERMITTED IN OUR WAITING ROOMS, AND WILL NOT BE BROUGHT BACK TO THE CLINICAL AREAS. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS.
We are doing our due diligence to make everyone’s visit in our office as quick as possible, from the time they step in the door to the time they leave. While you are in the waiting room, please sit at least 6-10 feet away from everyone else.
Purell is available in each room for patients and NASPAC staff to keep everyone sanitary.
If you believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19, and have visited one of our facilities within the past 14 days, PLEASE ALERT US IMMEDIATELY.
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic. Please continue to listen to health officials and the recommendations they make to combat the spread. As of now, over 1,000 people have been infected in the United States, with over 100,000 infected globally. These numbers will undoubtedly continue to increase. The best way to prevent the spread of disease is to follow the instructions listed above as well as guidelines provided by the CDC and other health officials. By taking these necessary precautions, you might not only prevent yourself from getting sick, but could prevent others around you from inadvertently getting sick and contributing to the global spread.