These are unprecedented and difficult times in our community. As a medical practice providing care that often should not be delayed, we are forced to make some tough decisions that we believe are in the best interest of our patients, staff and providers to limit exposure and help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
We are currently operating on normal business hours. We continue to limit patient appointments to only the patient; no visitors and no children may accompany you into our office. We are requiring you to come to your appointment with something covering your nose and mouth. This does not need to be a medical mask but any material to keep droplets from reaching you or someone else. If you do not come to your appointment wearing a mask, you will be asked to reschedule. Due to current healthcare recommendations, we are no longer allowing any mask with a respirator, tied bandanas or neck buffs/gaiters. All patients will be required to check-in at the table in the main lobby for a temperature check and screening prior to getting on the elevator. Every single one of us can do our part to assist in slowing the spread.
With the recent FDA approvals of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, we know many of our pregnant and breastfeeding patients will have questions regarding receiving these vaccines. We hope that conversations with a provider and reading the linked materials may provide some helpful information. The Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine (society of high risk OB docs) and ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) have both released statements saying the vaccine should NOT be withheld from pregnant and breastfeeding patients who would otherwise be eligible to receive it. We are in agreement with these organizations. We very much understand the risks of COVID in pregnancy, yet we are sensitive to the fact that pregnant and breastfeeding patients were not included in the initial studies. We want to emphasize that receiving these vaccines is a personal decision, one that should take into account an individual’s risk of acquiring the infection based on underlying health conditions, occupation, and lifestyle factors, in addition to their pregnancy/breastfeeding status.
Thank you for your continued support of Physicians for Women and understanding during these unprecedented times in our community.
Physicians for Women of Greensboro recognizes the many stages of healthcare women require in their lifetime. Providing comprehensive and individualized care, our providers and staff work hard to treat each patient with respect and compassion. Our services include: Obstetrics, Gynecology, Infertility, Preventive Care, Breast Disease, Surgery, and more. We appreciate your trust in Physicians for Women of Greensboro for providing your healthcare needs.