Coronavirus Disease 2020 (COVID-19)

To all of our patients,

We the doctors and staff of GANJ, as always, put the health and wellbeing of our patients at the highest priority. It’s with this in mind that we felt obligated to reach out to all our patients and address some of the concerns as related to Corona Virus ( Covid-19).

Physicians and healthcare staff , in general, have been practicing universal precautions for almost 30 years. Basically , this assumes every patient has the ability to carry a communicable disease, and thus the current measures to mitigate the spread of this disease are not new to us. We have had a lot of practice.

In terms of our offices , endoscopy facilities, and staff, we have instituted vigorous cleaning protocols to help mitigate the spread of this virus. We are following the CDC guidelines in cleaning exam tables and office equipment.

We will be having our offices cleaned by professional staff on a daily basis.

All of our facilities are stocked with hand sanitizers and disposable wipes . We will be eliminating all reading material in our waiting rooms. Most of our offices have no more than 1 or 2 physicians seeing patients at one time, thus as you may have noticed there are not many patients waiting to be seen at any one time. We will be working very hard to be on time , thus decreasing the number of patients in our waiting rooms.

If you prefer to wait in your car or somewhere else in the building, we can call you in , when we are ready to see you.

We are taking measures to make sure that any ill staff members stay home. You will be seeing signs on all of our office doors asking any patient that meets the current screening guidelines of fever, cough, shortness of breath, recent travel to one of the countries listed on the CDC guidelines, or recent cruise ship travel to avoid coming to one of our offices.

In general:

1) please stay up to date with local, state , and federal advisories

2) follow the CDC guidelines, wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your face, eyes, and mouth.

We continue to monitor the CDC and national Gastrointestinal organization guidelines on a daily basis. We will update you on our website and through our other digital media outlets.

Our main concern through this crisis is that one of our patients will delay diagnosis and treatment of their gastrointestinal illness. We want to assure you we are here to take care of you in the best way we can.

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