The health and well-being of our patients, staff and community is our top priority. In light of increased concerns and the uncertainties regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we continue to monitor this global pandemic as it evolves while taking every measure to protect and reduce the spread of the virus.
In his recent announcement, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan shared his plan to reopen Maryland in three phases; the first phase being to allow for the safe resumption of elective surgeries. Drs. Assili, Baek, Dang, and Serlo have completed self-certifications in order to perform elective surgery procedures which will balance the patients’ needs with safety and appropriate equipment needs. This official document, signed by each physician, is also posted in our office.
Our office is ready to assist you with your elective surgery needs. Contact us online or call us at 301-948-2995 to schedule your appointment.
New Guidelines and Office Updates
To keep everyone protected and healthy, we are implementing various precautions in compliance with state law to ensure public safety. In order to deliver the best care possible, we have updated our guidelines and need your help to ensure that the proper protocols are followed.
What to Expect at Your Appointment
- Patients are required to wear face masks
- If someone is accompanying you to your appointment, we ask that they wait for you in the car
- Please use available hand sanitizer before or after your visit if you are unable to wash your hands
- Pens used by patients are for one-time use only and must be discarded into a box designated for sanitation and future use
- Please limit contact with office surfaces as much as possible and maintain a distance of 6 feet between yourself and the other patients while in the waiting room
Our Extra Safety Precautions
To keep our patients and staff healthy and safe, we continue to monitor the recommended guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and detail the steps we are taking:
- All staff are required to wear gloves and face masks (this includes the front desk, medical assistants, and providers)
- The staff screens patients with triage questions prior to the patient’s appointment to determine whether the patient is healthy to come to the office. If the patient is not well, the appointment will be rescheduled. You will be asked if you have traveled abroad in the past 14 days and had contact with anyone having COVID-19 including contact with someone living in your home
- A medical assistant will check the patient’s temperature upon arrival before being taken to the treatment room. If a patient has a fever, they will be advised to leave the office and either go to the emergency room or to their primary care physician for further testing. A fever is one of the main symptoms of COVID-19, so the patient will need to self-quarantine until he or she is healthy
- Sign-in sheets are not being used at this time
- Regular disinfecting of every surface area within the office will be performed based on CDC guidelines (front waiting room, treatment rooms; all areas used or touched)
- To maximize the space of the waiting room for proper social distancing, various pieces of furniture have been removed
- Patients will be rotated in and out of the treatment rooms so that time in the waiting room is reduced
Now Offering Telemedicine
Virtual office visits, also known as Televisits, are now available! Call us at 301-948-2995 to see if a Televisit is the right fit for your needs.
Updated Office Hours
All Shady Grove Podiatry physicians are available during these office hours:
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
- Friday: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
- Saturday: Closed temporarily until further notice
We’re Here For You
We at Shady Grove Podiatry will continue to keep you fully informed as the situation with the pandemic unfolds. Call us at 301-948-2995 or contact us online
for appointment information or to address additional questions you may have. Thank you for your utmost trust during this unprecedented time.
For more information about everyday precautions to keep you safe and healthy, please visit the CDC’s website.