Dermatology

COVID-19 Update


Knoxville Institute of Dermatology wants to thank you for our patience and understanding as we have taken progressive steps to keep our facility open for your dermatological needs during this ๐‚๐Ž๐•๐ˆ๐ƒ-๐Ÿ๐Ÿ— ๐œ๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ข๐ฌ.

1. ๐“๐จ ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐ข๐ฆ๐ข๐ณ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฐ๐š๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ซ๐จ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฌ, ๐ฐ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ฉ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐š๐ข๐ญ ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ข๐ซ ๐ฏ๐ž๐ก๐ข๐œ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ฅ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ข๐ซ ๐ž๐ฑ๐š๐ฆ ๐ซ๐จ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐๐ฒ. We are having patients call our office once they arrive to be checked in over the phone. You will then be called by a staff member and be taken directly to an exam room.

2. In attempt to decrease the number of guests in our offices as much as possible (particularly those younger than 13 years of age)Knoxville Institute of Dermatology ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ข๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐š ๐ง๐จ ๐ฏ๐ข๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฅ๐ข๐œ๐ฒ (including drug representatives, account executives, and students), except in cases in which a patient must be accompanied by an individual due to medical conditions. ๐–๐ž ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฆ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐๐š๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐ ๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐ ๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ ๐ฉ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐ญ.

3. ๐–๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐›๐ž ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž-๐ฌ๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฉ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ก๐ข๐ ๐ก-๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ค ๐ž๐ฑ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐/๐จ๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ฒ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ญ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฌ ๐š๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐œ๐ก๐ž๐œ๐ค ๐ข๐ง ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฐ๐ก๐ž๐ง ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐Ÿ๐ข๐ซ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ฉ๐ฉ๐จ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ.. We ask that you avoid bringing individuals into our offices if they have one of the CDC recognized risks for COVID 19. Our Patient Associates will screen every patient with the following questions:
“๐ƒ๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐œ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐š ๐œ๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก, ๐ฌ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ซ๐จ๐š๐ญ, ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐จ๐ซ ๐š๐ง๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐ฅ๐ฎ-๐ฅ๐ข๐ค๐ž ๐ฌ๐ฒ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ญ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฌ?”

“๐‡๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐ ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’ ๐๐š๐ฒ๐ฌ?”

“๐‡๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐›๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐ข๐ง ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐š๐œ๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐š๐ง๐ฒ๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ฒ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ญ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ฐ๐จ ๐ฐ๐ž๐ž๐ค๐ฌ?”

“๐€๐ซ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ซ๐ง๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฆ๐š๐ฒ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐›๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐ž๐ฑ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฌ๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐œ๐จ๐ซ๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฏ๐ข๐ซ๐ฎ๐ฌ?”

If the answer is yes to any of the questions above, we are politely asking to reschedule the appointment 2 weeks out, or offering a telederm appointment. This screening also applies to our staff.

4. ๐–๐ž ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐๐ฎ๐œ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ง๐ฎ๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ž๐š๐ฆ ๐ฆ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐จ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ๐ž๐ฌ ๐š๐ญ ๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž. We will do our best to ensure that all of your needs are met while limiting the amount of individuals in one space.

We strongly believe that if we follow these guidelines, and we have your cooperation and understanding, we can provide safe, high quality care to our patients during these looming times. Rest assured that beyond the normal precautions our practice already takes, we will be taking additional sanitary measures to ensure the cleanliness and safety of our employees’ and patients’ surroundings.

๐ˆ๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ ๐จ๐ง๐ž๐ฌ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ฒ ๐ช๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ, ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ, ๐จ๐ซ ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ซ๐ง๐ฌ regarding these changes and/or our ๐ฏ๐ข๐ซ๐ญ๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ ๐ฏ๐ข๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ / ๐ญ๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฆ ๐จ๐ฉ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง, please email us, or give us a call at the office. We are ready to take care of you and your family!

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