My staff and I are committed to doing their part in limiting the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are closely monitoring all information from the CDC and the County Human and Health Services to ensure the health and safety of our patients and employees.
We will minimize in person interactions as much as possible. For patients that require immediate follow up care, we will proactively screen patients for a history of current illness, travel history, and exposure history prior to your visit in our office. Access to our office building will require a pass through screening done by the Methodist Hospital system where your temperature will be taken and screening questions asked before entering the office. Only one visitor (over 18) allowed to accompany each patient. If you or any or your family members are running a fever, coughing or have any symptoms of a cold, flu, or the coronavirus, please reschedule your appointment until you are recovered. If you feel ill, stay home and seek advice from your health care provider. My staff and I are available via telephone and can assist you with questions if you are unable to come in.
In addition to our usual daily cleaning with hospital grade disinfectant, we have implemented rigorous cleaning protocols throughout each day to sanitize and disinfect the counters, door handles, equipment and patient areas. Our office building has offered the same protocol as well.
Our staff is dedicated to hand washing and sanitizing between patient encounters and we encourage our patients to do the same with hand washing or hand sanitizer that you will find throughout the office.
For patients who have surgeries scheduled in the next 2-3 weeks, we are being required by hospital systems to reschedule non-urgent elective cases to conserve resources. My staff and I will be contacting these patients and will work diligently to efficiently accommodate you to reschedule.
Please contact our office should you have and questions or concerns 832- 939-8500.
Stay safe and know we are here for you,
Melissa A. Crosby, MD, FACS