This communication is prompted by the crisis we are all facing from the coronavirus.
We are taking extra precautions in the office carefully cleansing all surfaces several times a day and after each patient visit and liberally using hand cleansers. Social distancing precautions are difficult in a medical evaluation and patients with any evidence of respiratory symptoms will be asked to wear a mask that we will provide.
If you have a cough or sore throat or even a low-grade temperature please advise us and we will ask you to wait in your car prior to your visit and we will escort you to the office when we are ready to see you. Hand shaking is discouraged and a elbow or fist bump or a polite bow will suffice.
Our main concern is your welfare and safety as we take these extra precautions.
David H. Shapiro, MD, FACS
Collaborative Professor of Surgery
USF Morsani College of Medicine