Rheumatic disease can be life changing for patients and their families. Paducah Rheumatology provides patients with prompt, compassionate care to fight those challenges and empowers patients to live their best lives.
Our team will accomplish this mission by providing compassion, delivering prompt care and
educating the patient so that we are their arthritis solution.
COVID 19 Response UPDATE 4/24/2020
We want to provide you an update related to COVID-19 and our practice. Over the last month, we have been limiting in-person evaluations to only those of you with “urgent” needs, per our Governor’s executive order. During this time we have prioritized the use of telehealth
(thank you for your patience in this endeavor, as it's been a learning curve).
As our region and state’s experience with COVID-19 evolves,
our approach to treating you will evolve as well.
Starting Monday, April 27, our Governor is allowing in-person,
NON-URGENT medical care. This means we are able to resume providing “routine” in-office care. Please recognize that this gradual step back into normal practice must be undertaken carefully. Our state leaders, as well as CDC guidance, recommend we continue to provide care via telehealth whenever this is feasible.
So - when our staff calls you before your appointment, they will still ask you about converting your appointment to telehealth.
Our platform for telehealth is Doxy.me
learn more by clicking below:
Our staff will walk you through connecting
during your appointment prescreen call.
It does remain critical, especially in the next few months, to reduce as much as possible our in-person contact. We have been able to get most patients onto our telehealth platform successfully, and we do believe this method of care will remain a large part of our lives until we have a vaccine for COVID-19. Currently, most commercial payers and Medicare are covering telehealth encounters the same way they cover in-person visits.
Starting Monday we will be able to resume a full schedule of new patient evaluations, and for anyone with a need that cannot be met over telehealth, or for those who cannot access telehealth,
we are available in person.
Per state regulations, if we see you in person, at least for now, the following restrictions apply:
-You must wear a mask. Cloth is fine. If you come in without a mask, we will not be able to see you. Due to limited supply, we may not be able to provide you with a mask.
-After check in, if our nurses are not immediately ready for you, you must wait in your car. You will not be allowed to wait in the waiting room.
-No family members are allowed in the office with patients, unless the patient has special (mental or physical) needs.
-We will be checking temperatures (as we do now) and pre-screening for any infectious symptoms. Please do not come in if you are sick.
-We will be doing our best to maintain distancing guidelines at all times and aggressively cleaning surfaces between patient visits. We also will be in masks and gloves.
Again, these are state regulations, not our rules!
Thanks for your patience during this difficult time! We know its been as hard (or harder) on you, as it has been on us.
We will continue striving to meet your needs in any way possible.
Dr. Phillips, Jessica Frizzell PA-C, and the Pad Rheum Staff
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